AVID And CTE Students Host SSS College Fair

From left: Izabel Evans, Carlie Morris, Yasmin Carranza and Heidi Pena Esteban

On October 14th, Smithfield-Selma High School (SSS) students conducted a college fair for the school. These students are part of the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program. Students from the Career Technical Education (CTE) program also participated.

The AVID program is designed to prepare high school students for the academic rigors of college. The CTE program helps prepare students for future careers by providing them with technical skills.

As a class project, AVID and CTE students researched a traditional college or trade school. The students then created a presentation to inform their peers about the admission criteria, the programs offered, and student life of the colleges. 140 AVID and 20 CTE students participated, creating and presenting displays of 68 colleges and universities: 29 public and private colleges in North Carolina, 22 out-of-state colleges within the USA and 17 international colleges.

“The AVID College and Career Fair is designed to promote the College-Going and Future-Ready Culture at SSS. This was an excellent experience for both our student presenters and the many classes that visited the fair,” said Melisa Putney, the SSS AVID Coordinator.