Students attend college, military fair

Tyler Atkinson and Joseph Schmidt

A large number of colleges and military groups traveled to RHS on, Wednesday Oct. 12 to speak to juniors and seniors about their future after high school. Each college and military organization had its own booth; students were able to freely walk up to the booths, ask questions and obtain information.

Some of the colleges that included: Grand Valley State, Oakland, Wayne State, Central Michigan, and UM-Dearborn. Juniors were able to ask about the colleges’ best majors and learn when open houses were. Seniors were able to ask about applications and when to apply. Some colleges stood out a lot more to students.

“University of Detroit Mercy attracted me because they have a really good dentistry program, and that’s what I want to do,” senior Haley Kavalar said.

Senior Keaira Vest mentioned how much Grand Valley attracted her. The atmosphere of the closed campus interested her. The college booth for Grand Valley helped her decide that she wants to go there.

Military organizations were: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard, and the Air Force. These military booths were handing out information on how to join and the steps to take to enlist. Many students were drawn to military booths.

“Personally, I liked the National Guard booth because that is what I’m going into. It helped to have somebody to talk to from the National Guard and get some valuable information,” senior Rayeanne Magee said.

There will be many more opportunities to discuss with colleges and military about your future. If you have any further questions, you can talk with your counselor in the counseling office.