North Hills Christian School hosts first college fair

Published 12:05 am Sunday, October 11, 2015

North Hills Christian School students from ninth to 12th grade attended the school’s first college fair on Friday.

The students could even invite their parents to attend with them.

Representatives from Catawba College, Livingstone College and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College talked with students about their programs.

“We decided that we should provide some college representation for our students to come in and find out about different schools,” Leslie Pullen, Upper School principal, said.

Other schools present were Gardner-Webb University, Queens University of Charlotte, Guilford College, Salem College, Campbell University, Montreat College, North Carolina Wesleyan College, the University of Alabama, William Peace University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, as well as a representative from the United States Army.

“I tried to get a different representation from big schools, small schools, Christian schools, secular schools,” Pullen said.

Pullen also put together a list of questions as a guide for the students, and also to make sure students visited every table.

“It was kind of a scavenger hunt, get-to-know-the-representatives questions to give them an idea of what kinds of things they should be looking for as they start to think about college,” she said.

Students walked from table to table, getting information on all of the different schools and the army.

Tenth grader Chandler Kepley said he found that William Peace had a lot of what he was interested in pursuing in college.

“It gives me a lot of information about different colleges and it lets me know what each of them have and what you have to major in,” Kepley said about the fair.

Ninth grader Colby Edmonds said she enjoyed the fair, even as a freshman.

“I thought it was a great experience, especially as a freshman to see what it’s like now,” Edmonds said, “so when I become a senior hopefully all this stuff is easy and I’ll know all the right questions to ask.”

Pullen said she learned a lot from the school’s first time hosting a college fair and the students looked like they were having a good time.

“I think it was a good first experience,” Pullen said.

Contact reporter Amanda Raymond at 704-797-4222.