Wantagh High Hosts Mini College Fair


Jenna Miller, Editor in Chief

For high school juniors and seniors, one of the most important yet difficult dilemmas is choosing the perfect college to go to when they graduate. This decision often requires lots of preparation. Wantagh High School made it a little bit easier when they hosted their first Mini College Fair of 2018, featuring representatives from various colleges across the country.

Fifty colleges representing ten different states – New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Florida, Connecticut, Maryland, Florida, Maine, and Pennsylvania – were present, with a representative from each college sitting at their own table, there with a smile on their face and pamphlets about the college filled with everything anyone might want to know about the college before deciding they want to go there. Many of the tables also contained a sign detailing all the majors and minors offered by the college.

The representatives were friendly and willing to answer questions the students had, which made the college fair a great opportunity for many students to learn more about colleges they’ve been planning to go to – or discover a new college that might appeal to them. For example, junior Jenna Loew said she learned that numerous colleges are “test-optional”, which means that in order to get into them you don’t need to take the SAT or the ACT; this piqued her interest in them greatly.

Despite the success of the fair, it did have its drawbacks.

“I felt the college fair was not broad enough for all students,” claimed Grace Kane. “Not every college students are thinking about going to was there.”

The school held another college fair September 25, featuring different colleges.