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2015-12-17

BHS college fair provides lots of info for students

Special to the Courier

Bandera High School's annual College Fair attracted over 40 different post secondary institutions ranging from four-year universities, junior colleges, technical schools, and military recruiters. BHS juniors and seniors circulated among the representatives to pick up literature from their favorite schools. The representatives passed out brochures, pencils and other free memorabilia to students as a way to pique interest.
Senior students participated in the "Banking on Our Future" scholarship program sponsored by Wells Fargo, TexHillCo Credit Union and Texas Hill Country Bank. Seed money scholarships from $100 to $250 were provided by these local banks to get seniors started preparing for college. Scholarship winners included: Alyssa Ford, $100 from Texas Hill Country Bank; Nicholas Salas, $150 from TexHillCo Credit Union; Dallas Backer, $250 from Wells Fargo Bank; and Victor Vrazel, $250 from Wells Fargo Bank.
College and vocational schools participating in the fair include: Abilene Christian University, Texas A&M Kingsville, UTSA, Tarleton State University, Angelo State University, Texas Tech University, Navy Recruiters, Our Lady of the Lake University, Lincoln Tech, Paul Mitchell School, Texas Women's University, Texas Lutheran's University, University of Texas, Northwest Vista, Coastal Bend College, Southwest Texas Junior College, Texas State University, Texas State Technical College, Schreiner University, University of Incarnate Word, Air Force Recruiters, Hallmark University, Art Institute of San Antonio, Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, East Texas Baptist University, Howard Payne University, McMurry University, Marine Recruiters, Sam Houston State University, Texas A&M College Station, University of North Texas, Concord Career College, Wayland Baptist University, West Texas A&M, Texas A&M San Antonio, University of Central Oklahoma, Western Texas University, St. Mary's University, UT Permian Basin, Sul Ross State University and Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
The BHS Counselors followed up the fair with an informational session for parents and students.