College fair

Texas A&M University-Central Texas regional adviser Melissa Morris speaks to parents and students at the Copperas Cove High School college fair Monday, Feb. 26, 2018.

With spring right around the corner, it is almost time for high school seniors to start finalizing their college plans and completing all their paperwork for college applications.

Copperas Cove High School hosted a college fair Monday in the school’s cafeteria to help students see how many options there are for their future.

Representatives from colleges and universities around Texas had displays, along with branches of the armed forces. The fair was open to Copperas Cove, Lampasas, and Gatesville high school students.

Lindsey Freeman, 15, of Copperas Cove, decided to get a head start on searching for colleges. “I want to go to UTSA to be an eye doctor,” Freeman said.

Lauren Vidmar from Midwestern State University mentioned some of the programs available at her school. “MSU has a wide variety of majors. We have over 60 programs that go from pre-professional to math and science and business.”

Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls is well known for health sciences including nursing and radiology, Vidmar added.

Joy Cronin, a representative of Texas Lutheran University in Sequin, explained the top programs at the school are biology, business administration, education, psychology, and athletic training. “We have internships and, a lot of times, we work with our alumni with those internships.”

For students wishing to apply to college, they learned applications are available on the websites or

Another key bit of information students found at the college fair was the resource for grants and financial aid:

Overall, the students discovered their learning opportunities are many as they complete high school.

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