LEESVILLE, La. -- More than 100 Vernon Parish students attended the Vernon Parish College Fair Sept. 25 at Leesville High School (LHS). All Vernon Parish juniors and seniors were invited to attend, and 25 recruiters were set up in the LHS cafeteria to meet with students and parents.
With many students unable to schedule college visits due to transportation or financial issues, the college fair provided the opportunity for Vernon Parish students to meet with recruiters from four-year colleges, vocational and technical schools and military branches in one location.
Students who attended the college fair registered with www.gotocollegefairs.com to create a personalized barcode with all of their information. Instead of completing an information card at each table, the recruiters were able scan the students' barcodes to receive their information. This allowed the students more face-to-face time with each recruiter.
"I was very pleased with the turnout of students and parents, and the representation of four-year colleges, technical schools, and military branches," said Chasity Cryer, senior counselor at LHS. "The college fair is a great opportunity for our students to see the various post-secondary options available to them, and obtain valuable information on admission requirements, scholarships and financial aid."
The following schools/military branches were in attendance:
* ABC Technical
* Career Compass
* Central Louisiana Technical Community College
* East Texas Baptist University
* Grambling State University
* Louisiana College
* Louisiana State University
* Louisiana Tech University
* LSU Alexandria
* LSU Eunice
* LSU Shreveport
* McNeese State University
* National Guard
* Nicholls State University
* Northwestern State University
* Our Lady of the Lake College
* Southern Arkansas University
* Southern University
* University of Louisiana Lafayette
* University of Louisiana Monroe
* University of New Orleans