Thursday, November 16, 2017
The University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Union was flooded with middle and high school students from across MPS this week during the Fresh Coast Classic College and Resource Fair. Arriving on buses from their individual schools, students had the chance to gather materials and speak to representatives from dozens of public and private colleges, including several Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
“We want every student to be college or career ready when they graduate. The Fresh Coast Classic Fair gives students important information about the pathways they can pursue after high school and helps them understand what steps they need to take to be successful,” said MPS Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver.
The event included workshop sessions on college and career readiness. High school juniors received tours of the UWM campus.
The day culminated in a session with remarks from Dr. Joan Prince, UWM’s Vice Chancellor for the Division of Global Inclusion and Engagement, and Dr. Ruth Maegli, MPS Chief of the Office of Academics.
Six scholarships of $1,000 each were presented to MPS students who applied through an MPS College and Career Center. Out of 61 entries, winners were:
Ke’Von Hamilton, Golda Meir High School
Dawt lang, South Division High School
Cameron LeFlore, Rufus King International High School
LaDae’meona McDowell, Hamilton High School
Trinity Riley, Rufus King International High School
Jaymes Warrior, Barack Obama SCTE
Expanding access to college and career programs aligns with MPS’ Eight Big Ideas to promote student achievement through the Rethink High Schools objective, and works to place every student on a pathway to personal success.