Education

Garrett County College Expo Slated for October 9th

Last Updated on Sep 21, 2018 at 10:56am | Education

Article courtesy of NCWV Media - The Republican. Staff Reporter: Joseph Hauger.
 
 
Garrett College and Garrett County Public Schools are partnering up once again to host the annual Garrett County College Expo.
 
A daytime-only event is scheduled for 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Garrett College Community Aquatic & Recreation Complex in McHenry.
 
The Garrett County College Expo is a free event and open to the general public. Homeschool and private students, as well as parents, are invited and encouraged to attend.
 
According to organizers of the event, more than 45 representatives from colleges/universities, trade and technical schools, military branches, the Maryland State Police, unions and apprenticeship programs, as well as workforce programs are registered to attend.
 
“This annual event is a great opportunity for students and their parents to gather information and contacts to make the right academic and career decisions,” stated Melissa Wass, coordinator of admissions at Garrett College.
 
“Information truly is power and the Expo provides a great venue for students to gain the knowledge they need to make informed, effective decisions,” she added.
 
Participants will be entered to win a textbook scholarship and other giveaways. A scholarship booklet with information on nearly 100 scholarship opportunities will be available, courtesy of Garrett County Public Schools. The Garrett College Foundation will award three textbook scholarships to a senior student from both Southern and Northern high schools, as well as a student in a homeschool program.
 
Northern and Southern High School seniors and juniors will be bused to the event from the high schools. Juniors will have the opportunity to meet with the representatives from 9:15-10:15 a.m.
 
Seniors will be attending two seminars from 9:15-10:15 a.m. — one on financial aid and a presentation by Rick Rando, empowerment speaker. Seniors are then scheduled to meet with the representatives at the expo from 10:20-11:25 a.m.
 
Participating representatives are prepared to share and provide information on a wide variety of postsecondary education programs, including financial assistance and scholarships, athletic program opportunities, and student clubs and organizations.
 
The Garrett County College Expo provides a great opportunity for students and parents to explore the many options available for furthering education in the region.
 
For more information on this year’s Garrett County College Expo, contact the Garrett College Office of Admissions at 301-387-3044 or admissions@garrettcollege.edu.