BHS students take look at colleges at probe fair

Published 3:52 pm Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Bainbridge High School housed more than 46 colleges and universities on Tuesday morning for the Probe College Fair. The fair allowed students to gain valuable information and have their questions answered by admission officials, who are able to provide them one on one attention during this time.

Admissions recruiter, Alex Plata, was representing Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia.

Plata said he had approximately 20 juniors visit his booth, some of who had never considered Columbus State University.

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“It was a mixed group,” Plata said. “Some already had siblings who attend Columbus State and some students were curious as to what we offered and where we were located.”

Plata went on to say that when mentioning one of their bigger programs was nursing, students’ ears perked up.

“They began to ask more questions and fill out information cards,” he said.

Admissions counselor, Samantha Class was representing Kennesaw State University and said they had quite a few students interested, especially when she mentioned they were an NCAA school.

Class was excited to learn one of the students had just heard about KSU last week and visited the table to hear more and possibly plan a visit. She said she hopes more students continue with that type of momentum throughout the fair.

Junior Anna Marie Hall was one of the many students who learned more about the various opportunities available to her through this fair.

“There are a lot of places you can go that have opportunities and scholarships in order to make it possible,” Hall said.

One of the schools Hall talked to that she had not previously considered was Troy University. She said she liked the fact it was close to home, but still offered something different.

Hall was not the only one who found the fair informative.

“I thought this fair was very helpful when it came to where I would like to go to eventually and answering my questions,” junior Weston Powell said.

Powell said he would like to eventually major in agribusiness and through the fair, he was able to talk to Mercer University and University of Alabama about the possibilities- two schools he had never considered.

All of the colleges and universities were excited they had the chance to open students’ eyes to the options available to them and hope to continue providing information to various students across Georgia this week.