Columbia State hosts annual Maury County college fair

Sante Fe Unit School seniors at the Maury County College Fair
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Sante Fe Unit School seniors at the Maury County College Fair. Pictured (left to right): Kaileigh Dodson, Tori Brown, Jenna Pack and Christine Hood. 


(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Sept. 13, 2017) - - - Approximately 1,000 Maury County public and private high school juniors and seniors were in attendance for Columbia State Community College’s annual Maury County College Fair.

“We were honored to host this event again for the county,” said Ronda M. Williams, Columbia State enrollment recruiter. “This event brings in over 1,000 students and exposes them to colleges and universities that they may not otherwise know about. 

Williams said the goal of the fair is to showcase the different college options that are available to Maury County high school seniors. She said the fair has been hosted at Columbia State for several years.

All Maury County public schools and three private schools were in attendance this year, including Agathos Classical School, Columbia Academy, Columbia Central High School, Cullekoka Unit School, Hampshire Unit School, Mt. Pleasant High School, Santa Fe Unit School, Spring Hill High School and Zion Christian Academy.

More than 45 colleges and universities were in attendance, including Austin Peay State University, Middle Tennessee State University, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee Tech University and Belmont University.

Makayla Davison, a senior at Columbia Academy
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Makayla Davison, a senior at Columbia Academy, attends the Maury County College Fair to get admissions information from her top college choices.

Cole Cheek, a senior at Columbia Central High School
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Cole Cheek, a senior at Columbia Central High School, looks for medical programs that will best suit him as he pursues a career as a general surgeon.

Taylor Johnson, a senior at Columbia Central High School
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Taylor Johnson, a senior at Columbia Central High School, explores a career in education.

Mount Pleasant High School seniors explore college options at the Maury County College Fair
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Mount Pleasant High School seniors explore college options at the Maury County College Fair. Pictured (left to right): Savannah McCain, Katie Boshers, Korbyn Stoops and Maddy Craig.

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