College fair exposes hundreds of area students to future opportunities


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A normal week for Jordan Knight consists of gathering information on potential colleges and hanging out with friends. On Tuesday, September 19, the 17-year-old didn’t have to travel far to accomplish both.

The Roanoke County native, along with hundreds of other area students, attended this year’s Salem Civic Center College Fair which featured representatives from universities all over the country.

“I was raised to take advantage of opportunities when they are presented and that’s exactly what I did. My dad made sure that I shook every representatives hand and took their business card,” she said.

“I counsel students in the admission process regarding acceptance, financial aid and registration,” Andrew Starnes, Admission Representative for Tusculum College, said. “I believe education unlocks so many opportunities for people that they may not have had otherwise. I believe everyone should have the opportunity to pursue an education. This may be a private school, public school…



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