Cape May Court House, NJ – More than 50 colleges, universities, trade schools and military representatives attended Middle Township High School’s (MTHS) 10th annual College Fair on March 15.
This year, MTHS made the event even more interactive and effective with the use of QR codes provided through StriveFair.com. Students were able to scan codes via mobile devices which then allowed representatives to follow up with college information sent directly to their personal emails.
“Strive Fair was such a great addition to the fair this year,” said Joelle Tenaglia, MTSD director of guidance. “Being there, in-person with students is important, but following up makes all the difference. Students are so attached to their phones; this made an effective and efficient way to continue the conversation.”
Military branches in attendance included the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, Army National Guard, Coast Guard and the Marines. Not only did they provide students with information on future career opportunities, Marine representatives also provided the MTHS Panther with a fun pull-up challenge.
This year’s event also included parent information sessions in collaboration with Atlantic Cape Community College regarding dual credit and the early college program. These two workshops, normally held separately during the school year, were held in the media center. Having both in one night, MTSD was able to capitalize on the attendees participating in the college fair. More than 40 attendees began their evening with the presentation and then made their way to the college fair.
“The fair grows each and every year,” said Becky Gombar, MTHS’s guidance secretary and scholarship coordinator. “We had schools from Florida to New York. I’m grateful for the opportunity to coordinate with our local colleges and universities as well as the educational groups that travel far and wide to participate. We’re proud to have such high turnout.”
Gombar has organized the college fair each year for the last eight years.