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Monday, March 16, 2009

Phuture Phantom College Fair To Be Held Thursday, March 19th

On Thursday, March 19, the Phoenixville Community Education Foundation (PCEF), Concerned Parents of the Phoenixville Area School District (CCPASD) and guidance counselors and administrators from the Phoenixville Area High School will join forces to present the 2nd Annual Phuture Phantom College and Career Fair.

The doors to the Phoenixville Area High School gym will open at 6 p.m. More than 50 colleges will be on hand to provide information about their respective schools, including information on academic and sports programs.

This event is free and open to anyone who has an interest in obtaining college and career information.

In addition, PAHS Guidance Counselors will also be hosting informational workshop sessions on SAT prep, the college application process, financial aid information and the NCAA Clearinghouse.

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On Thursday, March 19, the Phoenixville Community Education Foundation (PCEF), Concerned Parents of the Phoenixville Area School District (CCPASD) and guidance counselors and administrators from the Phoenixville Area High School will join forces to present the 2nd Annual Phuture Phantom College and Career Fair.

The doors to the Phoenixville Area High School gym will open at 6 p.m. More than 50 colleges will be on hand to provide information about their respective schools, including information on academic and sports programs.

This event is free and open to anyone who has an interest in obtaining college and career information.

In addition, PAHS Guidance Counselors will also be hosting informational workshop sessions on SAT prep, the college application process, financial aid information and the NCAA Clearinghouse.

The schedule is as follows: SAT Prep Workshop hosted by Mrs. Jeanne Havrilla , 6:00 – 6:30 pm and 7:30 – 8:00 pm ; College Application Workshop hosted by Ms. Judy Ishler, 6:00 – 6:30 pm; Financial Aid Workshop hosted by Mr. Keith Calil, President, College Aid Professionals, 7:00 – 8:00 pm and NCAA Clearinghouse for Collegiate Sports, hosted by Mr. Edward Yeager and Mr. Dave Rodenbough, 7:30 – 8:00 pm.

KellyAnne Scerbo, PAHS Guidance Counselor, said that excitement is in the air as the coordinators put the finishing touches on the Fair.

“This is a wonderful chance for our students to explore opportunities,” said Scerbo, who served as the guidance department coordinator. “We hope the fair will help our students make informed college and career decisions.”

Craig Parkinson, Assistant Principal at PAHS, said this year’s fair has grown substantially since last year’s debut.

He is extremely excited with the variety of the participating educational facilities and that schools as far away as New England and Richmond, Virginia will be in attendance.

Mr. Parkinson expressed his gratitude to the CCPASD group for their tremendous effort in organizing this fair for the second year.

This event is free for attendees; educational facilities donated $50 in order to participate. All proceeds from the fair will benefit economically-disadvantaged students pursuing a college education.

Among the participating colleges are: Albright College, Allegheny College, Alvernia College, Antonelli Institute Art & Photography, Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute, Arcadia University, Automotive Training Center, Binghamton University, Bloomsburg University, Cabrini College, Cedar Crest College, Central Pennsylvania College, Delaware County Community College, Delaware Valley College, Dickinson College, Eastern College, Elizabethtown College, Empire Beauty School, Franklin & Marshall, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Harcum College, Hofstra College, Holy Cross College, Holy Family, King’s College, Kutztown University, Lebanon Valley College, Lock Haven College, Manor College Montgomery County Community College, Neumann College, Pulse Beauty Academy, Rosemont College, St. Joseph’s University, Shippensburg College, Susquehanna University, Temple University, Restaurant School, Walnut Hill College, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Pittsburgh, University of Rhode Island, University of Richmond, Villanova University, Wake Forest, West Chester University and Widener University.

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