College Fair offers numerous opportunities | AspenTimes.com

College Fair offers numerous opportunities

Dear Editor:On Sunday, Oct. 4, over 1,500 high school students and their parents will descend on Aspen High School for this year’s Fifth annual Colorado Western Slope College Fair. This, the largest college fair on the Western Slope of Colorado, is available to all high school students and their parents due to the hard work of Dr. Kathy Klug and Susan Walter, college counselors at Aspen High School. With the help of a group of dedicated volunteers and the generous sponsorship of Aspen Education Foundation, Alpine Bank, Encana and the Aspen School District, this college fair will provide students with the chance to meet with representatives from 180 colleges and universities. This college fair will provide an opportunity for high school students and their parents to obtain information about a variety of schools, learn about application processes and requirements and ask questions of representatives from an assortment of colleges and universities as well as technical programs. In addition to meeting with college representatives, workshops will be offered on topics as varied as Highly Selective Colleges, The College Bound Student Athlete, Financial Aid for All, and Finding the College that is Right for You. College Access for Latino & First Generation Students will be conducted in both Spanish and English. Spanish registration desks and hospitality room will be provided.Individuals are encouraged to park at Buttermilk Ski Area located on Highway 82 and to then take a free shuttle to Aspen High School as parking is very limited. These shuttles will run between Buttermilk parking lot and Aspen High School every 10 minutes. We encourage all high school students and their parents to attend this free and informative event. We hope to see you at Aspen High School on this coming Sunday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.For additional information please contact http://www.WesternSlopeCollegeFair.com.Sandra Peirce and Roxanne WillskyColorado Western Slope College Fair Committee