Sentinel News Friday, September 8th, 2017
School may be closed Monday, but Shelby County students are encouraged to keep higher education on their minds, as the Shelbyville Area NAACP will host its first college fair at Northside Early Childhood Center in the midst of the holiday.
“I know it’s an odd day, but we figure they are going to go to school the next day anyway and it will only take about thirty-five to forty minutes for them to see the different colleges,” said Roland Dale, who is helping organize the event.
At least seven different schools from around the state have confirmed their participation, Dale said, noting in addition to admission counselors, they hope some athletic coaches will attend.
“We talked to some coaches and are hoping to get the teams there for those interested in going to school to play [sports],” he said, adding attendees would be able to inquire about the necessary requirements to participate and what types of scholarships may be offered.
This is the first year the local NAACP chapter has hosted a college fair, and Dale said it was something they felt was needed.