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Students shape future goals at Hockinson’s college and career fair

The Columbian
Published: May 25, 2024, 5:35am

HOCKINSON – More than 600 Hockinson students and family members gathered in the Hockinson High School commons May 16 for the Launching Futures College and Career Fair event. The event brought together 94 representatives from local colleges, universities, trade schools, military branches and employers. This is part of a broader initiative to prepare students for Senior Launch Week, a weeklong celebration packed with college and career readiness activities leading up to graduation day on June 7.

“We’re always looking for new ways to provide students with opportunities to explore many different post-secondary pathways,” said Tim Fox, principal at Hockinson High School. Hockinson created a new college and career specialist position at the high school this year to support student career exploration, preparation and launch. “All the reps were really nice. It helped me narrow down some of the things I want to do after high school,” said Skylar Picard, ninth-grade student at Hockinson High School.

Career and college exploration begins for Hockinson students in elementary school and culminates with launching postsecondary plans in high school. Hockinson School District models college and career exploration, preparation and launch in every K-12 grade level.