Article by Phoenix writer Griffin Strauss ’25:
The Kellenberg Memorial College Fair was an exciting after-school event held daily throughout the months of September and October.
Juniors and Seniors gathered in the Queen of Apostles Courtyard (occasionally meeting in the cafeteria in case of rain) to get information on and connect with colleges around the country.
Colleges from all levels of competitiveness, location, and campus size arrived at the school, creating a vast array of options for the upperclassmen to learn from. College admissions counselors set up tables filled with information and memorabilia for the college they represented and answered any questions asked, allowing for confusions to be put to rest. At the fair, it was nearly impossible to not find any college that fit what each student was looking for.
In addition to in-person conversations, colleges such as University of Richmond, College of the Holy Cross, and Binghamton University provided information by distributing brochures and pamphlets about their schools.
Junior Brendan Spear said he was, “glad to visit the tables and talk to the representatives,” so he could learn more about the colleges he was already interested in.
Mr. Dugal, a moderator of the college fair, explained that “the College Fair opens new doors for many students and helps them discover new colleges that they may even attend someday.”
The college fair brought new opportunities to many students’ attention, ultimately assisting in their college search process.