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High School Seniors Network with Prestigious Colleges and Universities

November 13, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications
813-272-4060

Tampa, Fla. – (November 13, 2018) – More than 150 high school seniors from Hillsborough County Public Schools will have an amazing opportunity to network with representatives from some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the nation. This year, Tampa is hosting the 43rd Annual Conference for the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).

On Wednesday, November 14, students from King High School, Tampa Bay Technical High School, Blake High School, Middleton High School and Spoto High School will enjoy a series of workshops and participate in the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) College Fair held at the Marriott Waterside Hotel in Downtown Tampa, located at 700 S. Florida Ave., Tampa.

The best media opportunity is from 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. when the high school students will network with college deans, professors and recruiters from the colleges and universities.

The Hillsborough Alliance of Black School Educators (HABSE) in partnership with ASHE are bringing this opportunity to the students. The colleges and universities will showcase their academic programs, campus life, and extracurricular activities available to students after graduation.

The students will also view a screening of “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities.” The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring HBCU leaders.

Hillsborough County Public Schools’ Chief of Schools and the Office of Diversity have worked closely to engage students in real conversations as they pursue higher education and empower them with the skills needed to move them forward.

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