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College Fair Offers Students Important Information About Higher Education

October 29, 2012

For Immediate Release 
Victoria Campbell 

Calli Fisher
College Fair Offers Students Important Information About Higher Education
Reno, NV (Oct. 29, 2012) - Students of all ages from the Washoe County School District will have the opportunity to meet college representatives from across the country at the 2012 College Fair on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the University of Nevada, Reno. The students will also attend seminars about financial aid and writing a college essay. Organizers say this is a great chance for students and their families to begin talking about their plans for the future.
"WCSD's most important goal is preparing our students for college and highly-skilled careers," said Superintendent Pedro Martinez. "The 2012 College Fair will provide critical information they can use as they begin to make those important decisions about what they want to study and where they would like to attend college. Their parents can also learn more about how the process works as they guide their children forward."
"We know that many students and their parents have questions about the college admissions process and financial help that is available," said Katherine Loudon, counseling coordinator for WCSD. "This event is designed to take the guesswork out of that process and answer their questions about degree programs and campus offerings. We are encouraging students from middle school and high school to attend this event, because the sooner we can open that dialogue, the sooner students and their parents can begin to prepare."
The Western Association for College Admission Counseling is joining with WCSD counseling staff to hold the College Fair at the Joe Crowley Student Union from noon until 4 p.m. Reno Mayor Bob Cashell and Sparks Mayor Geno Martini have acknowledged the importance of the event by declaring the week of October 29 to November 4 as "Reno/Sparks Goes to College Week."
"This is a way to inspire our students and encourage them to look ahead, think about what careers they'd like to pursue, and give them the information they need to move forward with their plans," Loudon said. "We hope this will start conversations among our students and their families about their future plans and give them the tools they achieve their educational and career goals."
About Washoe County School District: The Washoe County School District includes the Reno/Sparks metropolitan area, Incline Village, Gerlach, and Wadsworth, Nevada. The District provides each of its 63,000 students with a superior education in a safe and challenging environment and is committed to graduate every child career and college ready. For more information visit: www.washoecountyschools.org. Follow us on Twitter at WCSDTweet.
Washoe County School District
425 East Ninth Street
Reno, NV 89512

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