High school hosts college fair

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Representatives from more than 100 colleges were at Amityville Memorial High School on Sept. 29, giving students the opportunity to learn about their options after graduation.

The gymnasium was lined with tables for the evening fair, which drew a large crowd of students, as well as their parents. They had the chance to speak with admissions officers from colleges on Long Island and across the state and country to learn about programs and entrance requirements.

Guidance counselor Maria Leon-Pineros said that to build excitement before the fair, college banners were hung throughout the hallways and teachers were asked to wear their college shirts to school. Teachers also reviewed questions to ask college recruiters.

The fair was open to students as young as seventh grade, to encourage them to work hard throughout middle school and high school to get into the college of their choice. There were also workshops about scholarships, financial aid and the transition from high school. Another college fair will be held during the day in the spring.