College and Career Week at D’Iberville High School
Today, high school students at D’Iberville High had a break from their normal schedules to think about their futures.
For many high schoolers figuring out what to do after graduation can be overwhelming, just ask junior Acacia Hill. “As the year comes to a close, I realize how quickly graduation will be here. So, I need to be ready and have some kind of idea where I want to go at least so I don’t get out of high school and I’m just like ‘now what.’”
To help their students succeed after graduation, officials at D’Iberville High School put on a massive career and college fair every year which is open to all students. D’Iberville High teacher Holly Cheney said, “So, students can leave high school and be successful, not all students leave high school with a plan or knowing what they want to do so this will help them better prepare themselves for the future.”
Colleges from different states, businesses, and different branches of the military set up booths to talk to eager students. The fair gave students the opportunity to explore career paths they might not have considered. “I like it because you get to meet people you would have never met before and also just knowing what is out there.”
The fair also gave students an idea of what they need to do to get into their dream colleges. Jackson State Recruiter Wendell Fountain said, “The main thing I would say is get started early. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Take your SATs and ACTs, get the proper preparation for those things and maintain that GPA.”