YUHSD wraps up College, Career & Military fairs
Yuma Union High School District wrapped its annual College, Career and Military Fairs on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 and Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 at Gila Ridge and San Luis high schools.
The fair rotates in Yuma between four campuses each year and is open to all students throughout Yuma, San Luis and Eastern Imperial Valley. San Luis High School has traditionally hosted its own fair for senior students the following morning.
Between the two fairs nearly 1,000 students were able to get information from Arizona's major universities, community colleges, military academies, and career opportunities. Families were also able to fill out Federal Student Aid identification information and complete FAFSA applications in rooms separate from the main hall of the fair.
“I came to the event to see what I might want to do with my future,” Christian, a Cibola student in attendance, said. “I wanted to see what I could do to help my parents, maybe save them money and find out about what kind of college opportunities are out there.”
Gila Ridge’s event had 45 total vendors on display, while 32 were present at the San Luis event. Overall, it is one of the largest contingents in the event’s history.
Here is a list of some of the organizations who attended one or both fairs:
Air Force Academy
Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma
Arizona State University
Arizona Western College
Civil Air Patrol
Community Health Associations
El Dorado Radio
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
Grand Canyon University
Monster Media Z93 KLJZ-FM 93.1 and Outlaw Country KCYK AM-1400
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
New Mexico State University
Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff)
Paul Mitchell School
PEO / Cottey College
Regional Center for Border Health
San Luis Fire Department
San Luis Police Department
Southwest Technical Education District of Yuma
The Antlers of the Yuma Elks Lodge # 476
The City of Yuma Public Safety Communications
The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences
Universal Technical Institute
University of Arizona (Tucson)
University of Arizona (Yuma)
U.S. Customs & Border Patrol
U.S. Marine Corps
Yuma County Planning & Zoning
Yuma County Sheriff
Yuma Fire Department
Yuma International Airport
Yuma School of Beauty
Yuma Union High School District
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