There are plenty of students here at HF who are constantly being faced with the question, “Where do you think you are going to school?” Whether it’s a grandparent, a parent, your teacher, or some relative at some random family dinner, the answer is always creative. Most of the time, kids find themselves making up some answer, along the lines of “I seriously don’t know.”For the more confident and advanced students, the answer is, “I am headed to University of Connecticut.” Whether you are a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, Harborfields High School offers an activity here at school that is open for students to help them answer the dreaded college question. Mini College Day this year will be held March 16, 2017.
Harborfields attracts over 50 colleges from all over the country to set up booths in the South Gym, where students can have a free-for-all and explore different schools. Representatives of each college are always friendly; they are willing to present their college, get your contact information, and answer any questions you may have. Senior Mel Long tells underclassmen to “definitely take advantage of the college fair. After going and checking out a bunch of different schools, it made it easier for me to decide where I wanted to apply.” Junior Laura Davis responds to this, “I am going to be entering the application process pretty soon, and I really like going to Mini College Day because I get the chance to talk to actual people, and not just read things online.”
The Mini College day is available for any student to attend, and it runs from 10 a.m to noon. Go visit and maybe you’ll talk to a representative from where you will spend some of the best years of your life. Teachers often allow students to ditch class and go to the fair, mainly because it is such a great opportunity.