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Students and parents attend YUHSD College, Career and Military Fair

Yuma Union High School District’s annual College, Career and Military Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 in Yuma High School’s “Old Gym” gave students throughout Yuma County and East Imperial County an opportunity to learn about the post-high school opportunities available for them.

This year’s event was one of the District’s most successful yet. More than 500 students and parents attended and were able to meet with 43 organizations. Military branches, including the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy and Army; colleges and universities, such as Arizona State, Arizona Western, the University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona; and businesses, including the Dental Assisting Institute, Nicklaus Engineering, and Yuma International Airport were all in attendance.  

“Students from all over Yuma Union High School District attended the fair. Each campus was well represented with guidance counselors, school leadership and other staff members supporting the event,” YUHSD Associate Superintendent Lisa Anderson said at the fair. “It was great to see so many students interested in learning about what options they have in the future.”

In addition to a browsing session in the gym, there were multiple breakout sessions where students and parents could get information about specific colleges and universities and a workshop for them to fill out Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) documents in the YHS Library.

The fair rotates between campuses each year. It will be held at Cibola High School in the fall of 2018. 

Eric Patten