Students get important advice on college, career choices – Arkansas News

Students get important advice on college, career choices – Arkansas News

BILLY JEAN LOUIS, blouis@baxterbulletin.com
Published 12:53 a.m. CT Sept. 16, 2017

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Mountain Home High School hosts annual college fair Friday morning. Around 900 students were expected to attend.
BILLY JEAN LOUIS

Around 900 students were expected to attend MHHS College Fair

Beatriz Ramirez is still undecided about what she wants to study, but she’s certain she’s going to college.

Her sister, Jannet, told her having a college degree will make her more marketable in the workforce. Following her sister’s advice, Ramirez, 16, spoke to a number of recruiters Friday morning during the Mountain Home High School’s annual college fair.

Approximately 900 students were expected to attend.

A junior at Mountain Home High School (MHHS), Ramirez said the fair was helpful because she explored “a lot of opportunities.” The plan is to either go to Arkansas State University or the University of Arkansas.

In the meantime, she’ll work on getting a better ACT score. She thought she’d check out the fair, but as she stepped foot inside the school gym, she stumbled upon some valuable information.

“I know that going to college can give me a lot of opportunities in the future,” Ramirez said.

In addition to MHHS, the fair branched out to Cotter, Norfork and Flippin high schools, with plans to invite more area schools in the upcoming years.

This year’s fair attracted a myriad of…

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