Students look to EducationQuest College Fair for Guidance


Lindsey Augustine

Students view booth at Lincoln Southwest College Fair. Lincoln Southwest held the EducationQuest College Fair in the gym.

Taylor Emmons, Writer

On Monday, Oct.3, the EducationQuest College Fair was held in the Lincoln Southwest High School practice gym. Juniors and seniors got the chance to explore a variety of colleges. 


With October being the month of early decision college applications, the College Fair gave students a chance to both get their questions about college answered, as well as find out any additional information needed about colleges of their interest that are attending. 


To start off the fair, student ambassadors got the chance to go and set up the commons at 12:30 p.m. Students began to arrive at the fair at 1:00 p.m. and departed the event at 3:00 p.m. 


“It’s helped me narrow down the colleges that I wanted,” senior Yeilli Gonzalez Lopez said. “I want to go to UNL or UNL Medical.”


Only juniors and seniors were able to attend this event. To get into the event, students went to their Class of 2022 or Class of 2023 google classroom. In the class there was a link to the website where they could register to go to the college fair. After filling out the form to register, students received a barcode which was shown to teachers in the building and used a pass to get out of class. Along with the barcode, students needed to bring their student ID and scan it to get into the event in order for staff to keep track of attendance. 


“The college fair helped me to decide where I wanted to go,” senior Parker Bingham said. “It also helped me to decide what I want to do in the future.”


For any further questions about what happened at the event students can email their counselors. There were over 50 schools in attendance at the event. To see a list of schools that were in attendance students can go to their class’ google classroom. Students should also be on the lookout in the future for even more college resources.