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December 11th, 2013

NFA Hosts Annual College and Career Fair

Students and parents walked around gathering information about everything from admissions to financial aid. Over 160 colleges and trade schools were in attendance, along with branches of the military.
NEWBUGH - The NFA Department of Counseling and Guidance presented The College and Career Fair, on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at the NFA Main Campus.

Representatives from over 160 public and private colleges and universities, trade and technical schools, as well as representatives from the branches of the military, attended the event and answered questions regarding admissions, scholarships, financial aid and programs of study.

The annual event allows students to take home information, applications for admissions, scholarship information and make personal contact with the people at each of the respective institutions.  

According to NFA Guidance Counselor Eric Katz, who helped organize the event along with his colleagues, the NFA Department of Counseling and Guidance held the first event thirteen years ago with the hope of having several local colleges attend.

“Last night was our largest event ever with over 160 colleges, trade schools and the military sending representatives. We invited all of our students in grades 9-12 and their families to help them see the diversity of options open to them once they complete high school. The event helps to ensure students know what a college requires a student to complete while in high school. This is a great reinforcement of the message that we, as a counseling department, give to our students encouraging them to take the most challenging courses available to them,” explained Katz.

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