CCHS hosts College and Career Fair | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | April 16, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: April 13, 2016 at 4:38 pm
By CINDY CROSBY
Colleton County High School hosted a College and Career Fair for the Class of 2017 and the Cougar New Tech students this past Friday, April 8 in the auxiliary gym. With approximately 27 colleges and businesses represented, students were able to gain exposure to different options for their post-graduate education and career plans.
School Counselor Hannah Tripp, who will soon complete her first year at Colleton County High School, was the lead organizer of the successful event. “As a first-year school counselor, hosting a college and career fair was one of the biggest goals I set for myself,” said Tripp. “I could not be happier with how wonderful the event was. Creating a ‘college-going culture’ has become a big initiative in the school counseling field lately and this fair was a perfect step in that direction for our students.”
According to Tripp, the junior class students have slightly over 200 days left in their high school careers; meaning now is the perfect time for them to begin exploring their options. “I am so proud of CCHS’ junior class and the Cougar New Tech students for taking advantage of this opportunity,” she said. “My heart beamed with pride as I watched them actively engaged with the various college and career representatives. I would especially like to thank the local professionals who came and represented our local businesses and agencies.”
The following colleges and local businesses were represented: Newberry, Lander, North Greenville University, USC Salkehatchie, USC Beaufort, Technical College of the Lowcountry, College of Charleston, S.C. State, Charleston Southern, Army, Navy, City of Walterboro, Paul Mitchell School, South Carolina Forestry Commission, The Press and Standard, Colleton County Probate Office, McLeod, Fraser, and Cone Law Office, Colleton County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Colleton County Memorial Library, Colleton County Fire-Rescue, South State Bank, The Citadel, Lowcountry AHEC, Coastal Electric Cooperative and Colleton Medical Center.
Tripp also expressed her appreciation to Dr. Melissa Crosby, principal of Colleton County High School, for her support of the event, along with Jean Nettles, Lynn Stroble, Beverly Haynes, the Colleton County School District’s Maintenance Department and the NJROTC Unit.