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High school students meet with college recruiters

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Harborfields High School hosted its first college fair of the year on Oct. 23 where students had an opportunity to explore programs at more than 52 colleges on Long Island and beyond.  

Guidance counselor Jackie Best said that the school hosts three fairs throughout the year, calling them an important “first step” towards preparing students for life after graduation. And, while the fairs are mainly geared towards seniors, she said that all students are encouraged to attend. “It’s never too early to start the process,” she said. 

Taylor Turner, assistant recruitment manager at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, said that the students benefit from learning about what programs each college has to offer as well as on-campus housing and financial aid options. “It really opens their eyes to what is out there,” she said.

Seniors Victoria Carbone and Sarina Longin both found the fair helpful in narrowing down their choices. Sarina plans to study early childhood education at either SUNY Oswego or the University of Portland, whereas Victoria is leaning towards Binghamton University of SUNY Geneseo.

The school will host its next college fair in March and another in the spring.