College Day at D’Iberville High School

It’s been College Week at D’Iberville High School. Today, students had the opportunity to visit with future universities and employers.
For many high school athletes across the country, February 7th marks National Signing Day, but at D’Iberville High School, seniors spent the day going from booth to booth at their annual College Fair learning about different options after high school.
Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and the University of Alabama were just some of the universities represented. Career Pathways Coordinator Gracie King said, “We have more and more each year. We have probably 57 colleges, technical programs, scholarships, military, all the branches of the military, so we have a little bit of everything.’
All of this is to help students like senior Joseph Bardwell understand what comes after graduation. “I learned that college isn’t as firm as I heard, as in money wise, like it’s flexible and people are nice and people are willing to talk to you to get you where you want to be.”
Not all students are planning to go to college right after graduation, some like D’Iberville High alumna Jordan Anglado, decided to join the Army National Guard after visiting last year’s college fair. “This did influence me in my decision to join the Army. I didn’t really know anything about it before this event, but we have all this information and a lot of high schoolers don’t know their options so this is a good way for them to figure out all the benefits and everything.”
Something Jordan hopes she can help seniors with before their big day in May.

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