Southwestern Academy's Annual College Fair

Published : Monday, November 13, 2017 | 12:28 PM

Seniors Nikki, Daniel, Jarrah, and Terrence pictured listening to a representative from the University of Washington.

While the day may have been gray and gloomy, it did not stop our San Marino students from enjoying our annual College Fair. Organized by our psychology teacher and college counselor, Dr. Peter Montes de Oca, the fair served as a huge stepping stone for students who are already thinking about their college path and for our students in the process of applying to universities. Well known colleges from across the nation were represented at our small fair, which deemed to be popular not only amongst our juniors and seniors, but amongst our entire student body.

The traveling college fair included representatives from schools such as, Cal Poly Pomona, the University of Iowa, Duke Kunshan University, Cornell College, The University of Buffalo, and more. They showcased their campuses and spoke to students about the different majors offered in their school as well as International programs offered.

Junior, Tony Enriquez, spoke to several representatives, “I asked about their Computer Science programs to make sure I choose the right school for me. I have some options to choose from so far.”

Student Tony Enriquez pictured speaking with Arizona State University rep.

Southwestern students are encouraged by faculty and fellow classmates to seek out as much assistance as possible when prepping for college. This year, our senior class is one of the largest with 38 students who are well on their way to reaching their next level of success. All students who earn a diploma at Southwestern have been accepted to and attend four-year universities over the last 20 years. Several are able to receive generous financial aid so they can attend, with Dr. Montes de Oca helping with their applications.

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