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YUHSD wraps up College, Career & Military fairs

US Marine Corps reps talk to parents at Gila Ridge 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

Naval Academy

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 Citadel

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. Army

U.S. Customs & Border Patrol

U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Navy

Wells Fargo

Yuma County Planning & Zoning

Yuma County Sheriff

Yuma Fire Department

Yuma International Airport

Yuma School of Beauty

Yuma Union High School District

Reps from AWC talk to students at SLHS


Eric Patten