Addison Trail Guidance Department hosts College Fair

Addison Trail senior Alicia Lloveras (right) speaks with a representative from Saint Anthony College of Nursing during Addison Trail's College Fair. The event took place on Sept. 16 and provided students with the opportunity to meet with and learn about 75 colleges and universities. Photo by Addison Trail senior Sara Bojczuk

By Addison Trail senior Sara Bojczuk

To help prepare students for their futures, the Addison Trail Guidance Department hosted a College Fair on Sept. 16 in the school’s field house, where Blazers had the opportunity to meet with and learn about 75 colleges and universities. To see a list of the schools that attended, go to

Because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the last time the College Fair took place in person was two years ago. Addison Trail was thrilled to be able to host the event in person again this year, following COVID-19 guidelines such as wearing masks and social distancing.

During the event, all students had the chance to meet with college representatives to further their knowledge of a particular school, major, or aspect of college life. Blazers were able to peruse the field house during their lunch period, where many discovered the importance of attending the College Fair – including freshmen.

“It lets us know what colleges there are,” said Emilia Kazberuk, an Addison Trail freshman. “It gives you a head start, so you can see what you want to do in life.”

Addison Trail Director of Guidance Kevin Redding said it’s important for students to get an understanding of what their future might entail, because it will prepare them for success. The earlier students begin to explore higher education, the more time they will have to narrow down their options and choose the best path for them.

“… it gives the freshmen an idea of all of the opportunities that are out there,” Redding said. “Just learning about them (the colleges) and taking it a step further by going to their website, asking their parents to take them to the school, or hearing about a tour we are going to offer for them [is very beneficial for their future plans].”