Community College Fair Shows Students Life After High School

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Monique Juene, left, Emmanuella Dimanche, center, and Lanique Adams were among the Abraham Clark High School seniors who attended the Special Services Transition Community College Fair, hosted by Roselle Public Schools on January 30. The fair, designed to provide a first step toward higher education, attracted an estimated 75 students and families.

Monique Juene, left, Emmanuella Dimanche, center, and Lanique Adams were among the Abraham Clark High School seniors who attended the Special Services Transition Community College Fair, hosted by Roselle Public Schools on January 30. The fair, designed to provide a first step toward higher education, attracted an estimated 75 students and families.

ROSELLE — Seniors at Abraham Clark High School were able to map out their future in higher education when Roselle Public Schools hosted its Special Services Transition Community College Fair.

The January 30 fair, held at the district’s Special Services Department at 1305 St. George Avenue, attracted an estimated 75 students and families, organizers said.

This is the first college fair of its kind for Special Services, said Chantal Jasey, transition coordinator for Roselle Public Schools. “Students need the right resources in order to take that first step toward higher education,” she said.

Those resources, she added, include information about financial aid, the college application process, college programs and other resources that prepare students for life after high school.

Visiting colleges included: Union County College, Essex County College, Middlesex County College, Lincoln Technical Institute and Raritan Valley Community College.

While the fair was open to all seniors at Abraham Clark High School, parents and students from Roselle Park, Carteret and Linden turned out, as well. The fair was designed also for students who might experience challenges in making the transition to higher learning.

Students attending the fair were particularly interested in careers in health care and education, Jasey noted.

“We had a lot of students interested in acquiring technical skills, as well. Acquiring skills in specific fields provides important tools for getting out into the workforce,” she added. “With a college education, our students can provide for and be productive members of the community. That’s our ultimate goal.”


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