Manteca High students had a chance to possibly map out their future.
They attended the on-campus College and Career Fair held Tuesday during the two lunch periods.
Representatives from 10 colleges, the U.S. Army, Marines, Kaiser Permanente and local business professionals were on hand to share their expertise with students.
According to Social Studies teacher Nina Norton, Richard Elks was the catalyst behind organizing the event as his senior project.
“Senior projects are no long required (at Manteca Unified) but Richard chose to take on (College and Career Fair),” she said. “He wanted to help others learn about college opportunities and help them prepare for their future.”
Elks stepped in for MHS counselor Rachel Strimska, who is out on maternity leave. She’s the brainchild behind the College and Career Fair.
This was the third year of the event, with Elks working on the project since last May. He brought on additional schools and had several classes schedule sessions with the various representatives.
Elks had support from the likes of Link Crew, the Success 101 class, and the MHS Academic Boosters.
Link Crew under the direction of advisor Mary Ann Tolbert helped bring in local community leaders to share information about their chosen careers.
Freshmen in Amy Gross’s class used the College and Career Fair as an opportunity to prepare for their future.
The Academic Boosters provided lunch to the guest speakers.
In addition, College and Career Fair went on despite the wet conditions.
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