WHS hosts annual college fair

By Mandy Underwood

Wabash High School hosted its sixth annual College and Career Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

The high school gym was filled with more than 48 colleges, businesses, and representatives from other post high school career options.

The purpose of the fair was to allow WHS students, along with students from surrounding school corporations to gather tools and information needed to successfully make decisions pertaining to their lives after graduation.

WHS vice principal Jeffery Galley discussed with The Paper of Wabash County about how the College and Career Fair came to be. 

“We were looking for a way to get our kids exposed to different colleges, universities, jobs, and other things that are out there for them,” he said. “We would have to take kids to Fort Wayne, or further and there was just nothing around here, so we started talking to the some of the universities that would visit to talk to some of our kids and in the long run, they were saying ‘It would be great for you guys to host your own fair.’”

All kinds of post-graduation opportunities were represented at the fair including Wabash Police, Heartland Career Center, the military and Pipe Fitters and Steam Fitters Union.

“This is really just a who’s who of what’s available to our students,” said Galley.

Posted on 2019 Nov 19