Juniors, Seniors Attend Wisconsin Education Fair at SNC


Nick Bumgardner, Editor-in-chief, Online Tritonian

On Wednesday, September 29, NDA juniors and seniors took part in a field trip to St. Norbert College for the Green Bay Area Wisconsin Education Fair.

Running from 9 a.m.-noon, the fair featured close to 100 colleges and universities as well as five military branches.

Schools as close as St. Norbert College and as far as the University of Alabama were represented.

“I think the college fair really opened my eyes to some schools that I hadn’t thought of yet.  It was for sure a good experience,” explained senior Braedon Curtin.

Accompanying the students were Ms. Bain, college counselor, and Ms. Gast, counseling intern.

Sign-up for the field trip was on a first-come-first-serve basis.

For students that didn’t make the signup, a second fair was offered at SNC later that evening.

The Wisconsin Education Fair is a college and military fair designed to assist Wisconsin high school students in their college decision-making process.

“The fair…helped me learn more about the opportunities available to me in college,” said senior Andrew Delvoye.

College admissions representatives are present, answering questions, networking and providing resources for interested students.

“The people at the stands were able to answer all of my questions, such as how much tuition was, dorms, the area and my questions about transferring,” explained senior Ishmael Quezada.

“They helped me reaffirm my decisions about which schools I wanted to go to, and I was even able to discover some new ones I might be interested in,” he continued.

The WEF hosts locations all across the state and has been a staple in Wisconsin for nearly 45 years, first starting in 1978.

This year, though, it wasn’t without its changes.

The fair returned to an in-person format, where it had been virtual last year, and the usual fee for attendance was waived courtesy of SNC.