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College and Resource Fair attracts nearly 2,000 students

Fresh Coast Classic at UWMThe 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.

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Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • More MPS students are taking college-level Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses;
  • The MPS Class of 2017 earned $62+ million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to seven of the state and nation’s top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Post.

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