Seniors explore their future college choices at Carson Newman’s 5 Rivers College Fair

As the school year passes by quickly, underclassmen begin thinking about their next year of high school, but for Seniors, it is a little more complicated. Senior year is said to be the easiest year, but also the hardest. Senior year is when students must begin thinking about their lives outside of high school. There are many factors to that: Getting a job, a car, or finding housing. Out of all of these things, there are some questions many senior students ask themselves. “Where am I going to go to college?” or “ Am I going to go to college?”. Well to try and help answer these questions, many colleges and

West High students explore area college booths
West High students explore area college booths.

universities have college fairs to help seniors in this process of decision making, including Carson Newman University. (CNU)

Sep. 27 CNU held the 2021 Five Rivers college fair. It has been hosting this event for many years. Last year, 2020, the fair featured more than 20 regional institutions, giving many students opportunities to preview these institutions to further help them with their choice. It had a variety of different colleges including Christian, state, and community colleges.

The 2021 college fair was a success with a great number of students from different schools who made an appearance. There were many booths from a number of colleges,

West High students explore area college booths
West High students explore area college booths.

including but not limited to ETSU, Tennessee Tech, The University of Chattanooga, and of course CNU. They even had out of state colleges, for example, Eastern Kentucky University. At each booth there was a representative for each school who gave information about the school. They spoke to individual students about their plan for their future and informed about programs they have that correlates with their path. They also spoke of tuition fees and the more technical stuff, like the application process and requirements. On the tables at the booths, there were stickers and pens, but also information pamphlets/booklets. There were many opportunities for students to get the full picture of these colleges to see what will work best for their future.

Information pamphlets on multiple colleges.
Information pamphlets on multiple colleges.










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