More than 1000 juniors from six local high schools had the chance to explore careers and meet college recruiters during the 3rd Annual Walton County College and Career Expo on April 11.
The event, held at Meridian Park, is a cooperative effort among Communities In Schools, the Walton County Chamber of Commerce and the Walton County Board of Commissioners.
"This is a great way for students to get a broad view of the many different careers that are available in our community and to learn how the work they are doing now in high school can help them be prepared for those careers," said Bill Inabinet with Athens First Bank & Trust, chairman of the event.
More than 85 organizations representing 8o careers and 15 colleges entered exhibits in the Expo. "We are so grateful to the colleges, businesses and organizations who set aside their time to prepare and present an exhibit to benefit our local students," said Angela Yarman, executive director of Communities In Schools of Walton County. "This is something that was purely to benefit students, and our exhibitors were very generous with their time and resources."