Thursday, September 20.
Last Thursday night, McKinney North High School was busting at the seams with admission representatives from over 160 colleges across the United States. The inclement weather was no deterrent for over 1,200 McKinney ISD high school students who were determined to find answers to their questions about college. They came to the right place and walked away with a much clearer understanding of college admissions, scholarships and the financial aid process for their colleges of interest. “The admission representatives are more often than not are part of the team who are making admission decisions for their respective colleges. They see thousands of applications each year. When they can meet a student at fairs like these, the hope is that they put a face and conversation to a name on an application. This could possibly mean admission and or more scholarship money,” said Brandi Ribble, College Advisor for McKinney High.
This fair does not happen without much hard work and dedication from the McKinney Education Foundation College Advisors and high school counselors. Planning for this event began in April, of 2018. “We are blessed to have a great team of individuals who care deeply about the students of McKinney ISD and work endless hours to provide them with the best chance of collegiate success,” said Ashley Sine, Executive Director of the McKinney Education Foundation.
A special thank you goes out to AVID and Blue Blazer volunteers who did a fabulous job of helping the reps get situated. You made quite the impression.