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Hamilton High School students explore possibilities for life after high school

Hamilton High School students attend the 2023 Wisconsin Education Fair (WEF) on October 17 to explore post graduation opportunities. Approximately 90 juniors and seniors took part in the field trip to New Berlin West High School where students had access to more than 100 colleges and universities, trade schools, military branches and specialty schools.

“As a senior, this was super interesting,” said senior Nevaeh Hughes. “I talked to so many schools, even out of state ones, and learned about programs and opportunities that I wasn’t aware of. I also learned about transfer opportunities I didn’t know existed. This was really informative and will help me to save a lot of money.”

Hamilton High School Counselor Tricia Rigg says this is the first year they attended WEF as a large group but are already making plans to visit again. “I really enjoyed watching our students interact with all the college admission reps. They were engaged and eager to learn,” said Rigg. “The layout of the fair made it easy to access the different colleges, and all of our students made at least one great connection.”

“I have done a lot of research on colleges, but (WEF) was nice because I was able to make connections with the admissions representatives and get contact information as well,” said Hamilton High School senior Alexandra Turner. “Now when I think of questions or need to reach out I have a name and a face which makes it way easier. I also think this fair is great for junior students that are undecided or have no idea what they want to do as everyone is in one place and you can get so much information at once. It was a fun field trip!”

Hamilton High School junior Nicholas Petrie said he found WEF very helpful. “I was able to find and talk to colleges that were out of state that I haven’t been able to visit that offer my intended major of pre-veterinary science,” said Petrie.

Wisconsin Education Fairs, Inc. was created in 1978 with the goals of coordinating and improving the flow of information about post-secondary educational opportunities to high school students in Wisconsin.