Southern Maryland College Fair Set for Sept. 21

Offers College-Bound Students in Calvert, St. Mary's Opportunity to Meet with up to 100 School Representatives

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 7, 2010)—The nineteenth annual Southern Maryland College Fair has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 21, at the Hollywood Volunteer Firehouse. Approximately 100 colleges and universities throughout Maryland and the east coast, from Maine to Florida, will be represented with exhibits and admission officers.

The fair is being facilitated by St. Mary's County Public Schools, Calvert County Public Schools, St. Mary's Ryken High School, the College of Southern Maryland, and the St. Mary's County Library. The hosts say the cooperative effort will result in the largest college fair held in the area.

The fair will run two sessions. The first session begins at 10:00 a.m. and runs through 1:00 p.m. The second begins at 5:00 p.m. and is open until 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

All college-bound students in Calvert and St. Mary's counties, as well as those who might just be considering college, are invited to attend this event and to bring their parents or guardians.

College and university officials will be on hand to answer questions concerning their schools. Financial aid workshops will be presented on site throughout the evening. Students and their parents will have a unique opportunity to talk personally with the visiting college officials to learn what each institution offers, requirements for admission, cost, special programs, and location.

Shuttle service will be available from the St. Mary's County Airport to the Hollywood Firehouse free of charge. This service is provided by the St. Mary's Transit System (STS). Parking for the shuttle bus will be located at the St. Mary's County Airport. The shuttle is handicap accessible and will begin at 4:30 p.m. and run continuously until 8:00 p.m.

For more details, contact your high school counselors or call the St. Mary's County Public Schools' Department of Student Services at 301-475-5511, ext. 150.

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