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Rockwood-Parkway College Fair a Great Opportunity for District Students

Two 2019 Rockwood graduates smile for the camera shortly before graduation in the spring.

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The Rockwood-Parkway College Fair will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, at Queeny Park in Ballwin. With 135 colleges and universities from around the country planning to attend, it's a fantastic opportunity for district high schoolers to meet face-to-face with college representatives.​

This is the fourth year Rockwood and Parkway have combined to host the fair, and Rockwood Coordinator K-12 Guidance and Counseling Todd Minichiello said he expects the highest-ever number of colleges attending. The combined prestige and size of the two districts make the fair a can't-miss opportunity for quality higher learning institutions to meet with students, Minichiello said.

"It’s really a great kickoff for juniors and seniors to start having conversations with their parents about colleges," Minichiello said. "You can find a lot of this information online, but having it right there all in one building​ is very beneficial."

Students can pre-register for the event by visiting this page​. Students who pre-register receive a barcode, which can then be scanned by the colleges in attendance as the students make their rounds at the fair. That way, their information is on file with the colleges.

"​It lets that college know who they saw that night, which can be beneficial in the application process​," Minichiello said. "It shows your demonstrated interest in a college, and that can count for admissions​."

Rockwood students can find more information on the Rockwood-Parkway College Fair and other upcoming similar events by visiting their high school's College and Career Center in person or online.