By Angelina Wilson
Special to Plumas News
Feather River College will be one of 120 participating colleges in College Quest 2020, a free virtual fair and information night to help north state high school students learn about colleges they may want to attend.
The event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. on a Zoom format during which time attendees can log in and out of meetings from different schools.
Representatives from colleges across the United States will be available at their virtual “booths” to showcase the unique features of their institution. FRC academic advisor Sean Harris will be representing the college at the fair.
Engaging in the Fair enables high school students and their families to learn about the benefits and opportunities of higher education without having to leave their home
There will be organizations on hand to help families plan for college with information on scholarships and career options.
From 5:30-6:30p.m. there will also be a financial aid presentation to talk about the availability and benefits of financial aid and what steps interested students should take.
Chief Student Services Officer Carlie McCarthy said that during normal circumstances, FRC would bring all of the juniors and seniors from Plumas County, Loyalton and Westwood to its campus for the College and Career Fair. There they could speak with nearly 100 industry reps and 35 higher education institutions and hear from a reputable motivational speaker.
This year College Quest provides students with the opportunity to virtually learn how to continue their educational pursuits despite these difficult times.
For more information contact: Brad Williams – College OPTIONS by phone: 530-244-4022 or 530-768-5103; or via email: [email protected]