The Future is Mine club hosts career and college fair

Melanie Gillott

I love theatre, singing, and writing.
"If you've got a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go." -Carol Burnett
Melanie Gillott

The Future is Mine (TFIM) is an organization at Southmoreland High School that helps to prepare students for their future endeavors. On April 7, the club will be hosting its first career and college fair.

Mr. Larry Ansell, who is in charge of the club, said that over the summer the school district decided to let students have this opportunity.  

He said the career fair “will give students the opportunity to explore different careers and colleges.”

Colleges such as Penn State Fayette, California University of Pennsylvania, and Seton Hill University will be attending the event, along with different tech schools such as Triangle Tech and WYOTECH.

TFIM junior representative Jake Stoner, who is a member of the career fair committee, said he hopes that the career and college fair will help students select a career choice.

“I was having a difficult time selecting a career. The club has helped me select the career of surveying, which I’ll be starting school for next fall,” Stoner said. “I want to pay it forward and help others.”

Senior representative Bailey Geehring, who has received a full scholarship to California University of Pennsylvania, agrees.

“It’s good to have something here. Not everyone can go to all the fairs, and it’s good for students to see what is out there,” Geehring said.

For freshman representative, Elle Kenney, being a member of the career fair committee and the club in general has helped her overcome social anxiety.

“Having the task of calling all the different colleges and businesses has helped me,” Kenney said. “The club has helped me become a better leader, gain skills, and think more about my future.”

Sophomore representative, Kaelei Whitlatch agrees.

“When joining the club, I felt it would benefit me for my future. I want to be confident when applying for college,” Whitlatch said. “High school isn’t forever. Some people don’t realize that. I feel like the career fair will benefit all students.”

The fair will be held tentatively in the library/commons area and all students are encouraged to attend the event.

“Any information is good information, especially when deciding what to do after high school,” Mr. Ansell said. “I hope that students will be aware of the options they have and will be able to explore more options.”

The college and career fair will last from 8 a.m to 1 p.m..

For more information on the event, contact either Mr. Ansell or one of the representatives in TFIM.

About Melanie Gillott
I love theatre, singing, and writing. "If you've got a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go." -Carol Burnett

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