Catholic College Fair


Debbie Cruger

Some brochures which were from the Catholic College Fair.

On Thursday, February 16, Benet Academy offered an event showcasing Catholic colleges in the Alumni Gymnasium. Students who signed up could visit this Catholic College Fair during their homeroom time on Thursday. The fair featured more than 20 different Catholic colleges in the country. Loyola University, Lewis University, Marquette University, Saint Louis University, and Creighton University were among them.

While many of the schools were in the Midwest, colleges were also from Colorado, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Nebraska. This factor was appealing to many students. Benet Academy junior Sophia Ibarrola expressed, “I really appreciated the geographical diversity of the schools I was introduced to.”

College fairs are free opportunities that allow students to begin their college search. They provide information about various schools all in one place simultaneously. Students interested in a particular university can take a brochure to learn more about that school. Bridget Chapman, a junior at Benet Academy, said, “It is difficult to decide where you want to go after Benet. This college fair was a great opportunity for me to learn about my extensive college options.”