by Jazmyn Buschmann
If you’re on the college path, now is the time to start really looking into colleges and making some big decisions. On Monday October 16th there was a college fair hosted at Hillsdale College in the Margot V. Biermann Athletic Center. There were over 60 colleges and universities from the tri-state area, financial aid institutions, and representatives from all branches of the armed forces. All of these people were there to help and encourage students on their paths to success. Mrs. Mallar even handed out a paper that morning full of questions for students to ask the representatives and encourage them to start thinking. As if that wasn’t encouraging enough, there was a drawing available for a $20 Amazon gift card for any Pittsford students who attended.
For seniors, it was especially an important event to attend due to the scholarship opportunities. Hillsdale County Community Foundations had a table offering a scholarship booklet full of scholarships available to Hillsdale County students. This also came with an application form to be filled out. Just for a reminder the applications will be due March 1st 2018. “I’m glad I went, because I got a scholarship booklet to learn about all of the scholarships and what I should apply for,” says senior Austin Fellows. Once students open these books they will realize how helpful these booklets are. “I went to get my scholarship booklet and I walked around to see the different colleges but they didn’t have the ones I was interested in so I left,” states senior Heidi Hedrick. It was nice for seniors to go and get what they needed even if they didn’t have what they were looking for.
Some students found the exact college they were looking for and had some questions answered to help them make some decisions. “I was mostly interested in talking to a college rep for SVSU to see if they offer the majors I’m interested in,” shared sophomore Cassity Hickok. Even if students know what they’re going to do it’s nice to clarify and talk about more opportunities for later in the future. “I talked to Jackson College about transferring from their school to another and they gave me a pamphlet,” stated senior Wyatt Fish.
There was an Amazon gift card awarded for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who attended the college fair. The sophomore winner from PHS was Cassity Hickok who won a $10 gift card for Amazon, junior Devin Petrie won a $20 gift card, and senior Jazmyn Buschmann won a $30 gift card. Congratulations to all the winners!