Aspire Spring/Summer 2021

Spring events help students prep for college and careers

EducationQuest hosted college and career-prep virtual events this spring for Nebraska high school and middle school students.

These students from Blue Hill High School attended the Spring Virtual College Fair from their classroom.

Spring Virtual College Fair Approximately 1,100 high school students, family members, and high school counselors attended EducationQuest’s Spring Virtual College Fair March 2-3. During the event, students visited college booths, spoke with college reps, and attended live college-prep presentations. Presentations included “Senior Check-In” presented by Torri Brumbaugh from Chadron State College, Mary Sommers from University of Nebraska at Kearney, and Luis Sotelo from Doane University; “Junior Check-In” presented by Wynter Davis from EducationQuest, and “FAFSA FAQs” presented by Stacy Seim from EducationQuest. Seventy-eight colleges participated in the college fair and they ended the event with nearly 53,000 student leads. The College Fair site will remain open until May 31 for those who would like to visit college booths and watch recorded presentations.

Junior College Planning Programs During March and April, EducationQuest held six virtual college planning programs to help high school juniors get on track to college. Two of the events were in Spanish. During the session, students learned about the admissions process, campus visits, college costs, types of financial aid, and how to look for scholarships. The events drew over 316 students from across the state.

EducationQuest’s Andrew Hunzeker led high school juniors in a session on how to prepare for college.

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