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MVHS juniors attend college fair
RUMFORD -- Mountain Valley High School students attended the Junior Post-Secondary Fair at the Summit Hotel at Sunday River. The fair was sponsored by Northern Oxford County Area Counselors and featured 95 post-secondary schools including trade schools, colleges and universities from Canada to Indiana. The Army, Navy, Marines and National Guard also participated.
For Steve Cureton the benefit was a lot of information all in one place.
“Most schools that I visited with had business, which is what I am interested in pursuing. I changed my mind about University of Vermont because of their athletics. They didn’t have golf and I’m interested in golf,” Cureton reported.
Dominic Haines “checked out” University of Maine, Purdue, Seton Hall, University of New Haven and Plymouth State in New Hampshire.
“A lot of the schools were interesting,” Haines said. “No school gave me a reason not to go there. I got some valuable information.”
Both boys returned to school with red nylon backpacks advertising Lincoln Culinary Institute.
Cureton explained, “You had to sign up to be on a mailing list and if you did, you got a red backpack. The Navy gave out water bottles.”
“I may go to school as undecided or maybe culinary arts but I don’t know where I want to go,” Haines explained. The backpack did not win his allegiance.
Other area high schools, including Berlin (New Hampshire), Buckfield, Dirigo, Fryeburg Academy, Gould Academy, Lake Region, and Telstar attended the fair.