COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - For the third year in a row, two Columbus women took it upon themselves to host a college fair at Carver High School on Saturday.
"We need to make sure that our students have all of the opportunities that are available to them, not all students and parents can take them on a college tour. So we are bringing the colleges to them," said Georgia State Rep. Carolyn Hugley.
Hugely and her sister-in-law Pat Hugely-Green have put this event together put this event together for the past three years simply because they believe it helps the students of the Chattahoochee Valley.
The students were thrilled to have these resources in their own backyard and over 80 over them took advantage of the opportunity on this Saturday morning.
Ashante Williams, a high school freshman, wanted to thank Ms. Hugely.
"Well it is very helpful and I would like to thank everyone that gathered this around," Williams said. "Without it, it would be hard for my mother and anyone else that is trying to pay for college."
And she was not the only one.
"It was awesome, I can't even explain. It was just interesting to me," said freshman Briyanna Lampfy.
The fair encompassed, 12 individual colleges setting up their own tables to talk with students and provide them with paperwork with specific information.
Additionally, there were breakout sessions for financial aid, scholarships, and student-athletes to ensure they have the appropriate information to make a well-informed decision.
Hugely says this is the first year the college fair has been hosted in the beginning of the school year. She believes that this was the most convenient time for students and that is why they got the biggest turnout in three years.
She believes this weekend will be the permanent home for the college fair moving forward.