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JMHS Hosts Annual College & Career Fair

WLU Admissions Counselor Rhonda Tysk explains to JM students what the university has to offer.

The 23rd annual John Marshall College and Career Fair was held Friday in the school’s gymnasium.

Representatives from more than 50 colleges, universities, technical schools and training programs were present to give information to John Marshall High School seniors, juniors and sophomores.

Students could talk with employees who represented businesses such as WesBanco to West Virginia University, Davis & Elkins, Ohio University Eastern and other four-year colleges Technical schools and two year schools such as Belmont College, Penn Commercial, Rosedale Technical Institute and Pittsburgh Technical Institute. Also participating was West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services, B. M. Spurr School of Nursing, Ohio Valley Medical Center School of Radiology and Military personnel. Representatives of the Higher Education Policy Commission (PROMISE Scholarship and WV Higher Education Grant) talked with students and parents who attended.

For those not interested in post-secondary education, students spoke with staff members from Kalkreuth Roofing and WesBanco about employment options and opportunities following graduation.

In preparation for the fair, teachers at John Marshall were given information to prepare students for “getting the most” out of a college fair.  Questions to ask as well as fair procedures and directions presented daily to help students begin their searches for the programs of their choice.

This fair is one of the few high school fairs in the state of West Virginia and is sponsored by John Marshall High School, West Liberty University and West Virginia Northern Community College.