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Utah State University has partnered with the Logan School District and Educational Excellence for Latinos to present the 2020 Latino Education Fair at Logan High School on Oct. 24. The fair provides Latino students and parents the information they need to prepare for college application and the opportunity to ask questions. The entire fair will be presented in Spanish and will also be broadcast on Facebook Live, and is free of charge.
“We feel that it is important for both parents and student to understand the process of admissions and how to prepare for college,” said Latinx Cultural Center Associate Director Celina Wille. “This fair is for students and the parents of students who are getting ready to go to college in the next few years. This fair will help them get the tools they need to advance to the next step of their education.”
The goal of the fair is to answer student and parent questions such as: why is higher education important, how to achieve success in college, how to apply for college, and how to pay for college.
The fair will begin in the cafeteria, where tables will be set up for several organizations, including the student organization Latinos In Action, Bridgerland Technical College and USU Admissions. Parents and students will be able to ask questions and learn about different organizations at USU. The fair will then break out into four different 20-minute sessions. The session topics include:
- The importance of higher education and how to prepare
- How does the admissions process work at USU?
- How to pay for college and how to apply for financial aid
- A question and answer panel featuring Latino students from USU
“All of these workshops are for very practical purposes,” Wille said. “Our goal is to get students and their parents to start thinking past high school graduation. Maybe not all students will continue on through college, but we want students to start thinking about what comes after high school. Whether that be a technical college, a two-year college, or coming to USU.”
Registration for the fair begins at 9:30 a.m. and will go until Noon. Lunch will then be provided in the cafeteria. Masks and social distancing will be required throughout the fair.
USU is proud to partner with the Logan School District and fulfill its mission as a land-grant institution of extending its reach into communities. This is the third year USU has partnered with Logan School District to host the fair. Logan School District Superintendent Frank Schofield is proud of the partnership and what it does for the students he oversees. USU's STARS! GEAR UP also supports and partners with the fair.
“The administration and the staff at USU have been very invested in helping more of our students from Latino backgrounds understand both how relevant and how accessible a university experience can be for them,” he said. “They have really been supportive in helping identify who students in the high schools should know, who they should make contacts with, and to help them identify the resources that are available to help make that transition from high school to college a positive experience. Having USU in our backyard really contributes to help us provide that positive opportunity for our students.”
For those unable to attend the fair in person, all of the rotating presentations will be broadcast on Facebook Live. To view the fair online, visit www.facebook.com/Logan-City-School-District-1603501973266581, or search Logan City School District on Facebook.
Schedule of events:
Lunch and Prize Drawing
University Marketing and Communications
Assistant Professor and Latino Program Specialist, Associate Director
Extension, Latinx Cultural Center