Why Attend the College Fair

Advanced Programs Counselor, Justin Voss, works with students in our Advanced Science and Engineering Program, our International Business Program, as well as students doing the International Baccalaureate Program. He helps them out with their academic needs as well as their college search. Before coming to Fairmont, he worked for eight years in college admission, traveling across the country talking to students about how wonderful the colleges were. A major part of his job was to attend college fairs, so he has spent a lot of time in school gyms standing behind a desk answering questions. He loved being able to speak about his schools, share interesting information, and offer advice to students. That’s why we’ve asked him to share his thoughts about our upcoming college fair.

One of the great things about Fairmont Prep is the number of resources our students have in the classroom, through activities, and, of course, with the counselors. This year, we are on track to have over 140 colleges and universities visit us for day visits. Additionally, we host our own College Fair on Tuesday, October 9, at 6:00 pm in our gym. Last year, we had 140 colleges and universities attend our college fair – it is an amazing opportunity to learn more about some of your favorite schools and other incredible schools out there. We’ve had colleges from all across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia, Germany, Spain, and more attend the fair. Where else are you going to be able to see that kind of diversity under one roof? This event is great for all grades of students in high school and even junior high to understand what is really out there!

So why should you attend Fairmont Prep’s college fair? Well, I’ve got a few reasons:

Travel the world of higher education without leaving a basketball floor.

  • Meet the person who will most likely be reading your application.
  • Get tips and hints about your application.
  • Learn more about the specific academic programs that may interest you.
  • Come home with a bag of stuff!
  • Get recommendations about other schools.
  • Understand the admission and financial aid processes even more.
  • Learn about what you can do in high school to make yourself a compelling candidate.

We can’t wait to see you at the College Fair, so mark your calendar and RSVP today!

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Shelby Wagner - 1st Grade Teacher Fairmont Historic AnaheimTop Teacher & Skating Champion
Shelby “My favorite part of being a teacher is the children I get to teach.”
  • Is one of the head teachers for the Fountain Valley Artistic Skating Club, teaching regional and national champions. She also teaches beginner classes every Saturday morning.
  • Every year, her students are amazed to find that their teacher has a life outside of the classroom.
“I love feeling like I’m part of a family [at Fairmont].”
Keira Kamath - 5th Grade Fairmont Anaheim HillsScience & Tennis Superstar
keira “I like how there are so many different specialty classes at Fairmont Anaheim Hills, like art, music, PE, science lab, computer lab, and Spanish.”
  • She would like to be a professional tennis player when she grows up, or maybe a doctor.
  • Loves dance and plays the piano
  • Her favorite class is science “because you get to figure out stuff, and I like to do experiments.”
Nicholas Aghaian - 7th Grade Fairmont Historic AnaheimKicking His Way to Med School
nicolas“The teachers and the amount of support they provide to not only me, but to the whole entire community here at Fairmont is probably what I like most about attending Fairmont Historic Anaheim.”
  • He would like to be a professional soccer player, or a doctor specializing in the field of sports medicine.
  • Enjoys basketball, piano, and soccer pitch.
  • His favorite subject is math “because I like to be challenged, and math is full of challenges.”
Gianluca De Gregoris – 2nd Grade Fairmont North TustinDancing Toward Greatness
dancing"What I like most about Fairmont is that I get to learn and meet new friends.”
  • He wants to be a professional dancer when he grows up.
  • Is trained in ballet and ballroom dancing.
  • Loves writing and creating new stories.
Nicole Heyman - Kindergarten Teacher Fairmont Anaheim HillsLaying a Foundation for Lifelong Learning
Nicole "The best part about teaching at Fairmont is being able to work with a diverse group of students who are all incredibly talented. It is amazing to be able to challenge students at such a young age and watch these children grow throughout the year.”
  • Loves camping, reading, and traveling
  • Her students love learning random things about her – like the fact that when she was in kindergarten she wanted to be Spiderman when she grew up.
  • Her proudest moments are the times when a student on campus is excited to see her, oftentimes telling her that she’s “the best teacher in the world.” “I live for those moments.”
“I choose to teach at Fairmont because of the sense of community, as well as the drive for our students to succeed.”
DJ Clovis - Music Teacher Fairmont North TustinRunning to the Rhythm
DJ Clovis “I get to work with amazing staff, faculty, parents, and most importantly, students!”
  • Teaches music to all grades — from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade
  • Coaches (or has coached) football, basketball, and Run Club
  • Plays bass trombone
  • NJHS Conflict Resolution Coach
  • He has run 15 marathons and 4 ultra marathons.
“The best part of teaching at Fairmont is the autonomy — being able to create a program that fits all of my students. At Fairmont North Tustin, I get to help with a lot of different activities.”