2013 College Fair

Why would four hundred students, representatives from fifty colleges, vocational and technical education schools, and dozens of counselors and staff make a commitment to one day, October 22, in Soldotna, Alaska? Simple: a time for minds to blaze with educational ideas, vision, and dreams for the future.  

KPBSD schools sent junior and senior high school students armed with questions—some they didn’t even know they had—to the fourth annual Kenai Peninsula College Fair.

Holding stacks of brochures, students moved up and down aisles of tables, conversations and ideas buzzed in student conversations, and between students and helpful, knowledgeable representatives who were delighted with the venue and KPBSD students. Tiffany Lopez, a junior at Nikiski Middle-High School said, “Without this I wouldn’t have realized all the possibilities I have.” Students gathered in the halls to talk and share what they learned with each other, before beginning the journey back to their home towns—whether that was Seward, or across the bay in Seldovia or Nanwalek, or Razdolna, Kachemak-Selo, Voznesenka, Nikolaevsk, the Homer area, or closer to the college fair location at the Soldotna Sports Center.

“This is a great opportunity to showcase our students for these colleges as they make their tour throughout Alaska,” said John O’Brien, KPBSD Director of Secondary Education. “If it weren’t for this local venue, a lot of these students would not have the opportunity have access to all of these programs.”

Thank you to all the organizers, institutions, and counselors who make this annual event possible for KPBSD students.

Media Release: Kenai Peninsula College Fair is October 22, 2013 

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