Hundreds of high school juniors and seniors from throughout Surry and Yadkin counties took part in a recent Surry Community College College Fair.
Students in attendance for the Sept. 13 event were from Mount Airy, Elkin, East Surry, North Surry, Surry Central, Forbush and Starmount high schools and Millennium Charter Academy. The total number of attendees from the high schools was 840, according to the college.
The morning began with more than 50 colleges and universities present to promote their respective institutions and the advancement of higher education. The morning session was sponsored the Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. After interacting with various college representatives, participants had the opportunity to learn about SCC’s programs of study and converse with program instructors.
Following a morning dedicated to perpetuating a college-going culture, students were provided with lunch and a multitude of festivities. Food booths offering cotton candy, candy apples, and freshly made funnel cakes were on site. Games and activities included corn hole, a trivia challenge, a photo booth, a customized drink tumbler booth and plenty of music and dancing. The National Guard also provided an inflatable obstacle course and rock wall for the event.
Each participant’s name was entered into a random drawing, and five students walked away with $500 scholarships provided by the Surry Community College Foundation. Scholarship winners were Hayley Klask and Clifford Wyrick from Forbush and Kaylee Freed, Tyler Church and Jessica Hardy from North Surry.
“The college fair is such a great event for Surry Community College and for the students who visit us on that day,” said Kasey Martin, SCC’s student and community engagement coordinator. “With the help of so many willing SCC students, faculty and staff members, we pulled off a great event that will leave lasting impressions on those in attendance.”