It’s that time of year that comes with cooler and shorter days, clear blue skies and fall colors of the trees. With the start of the school year juniors and seniors at Strom Thurmond High School start thinking about their college prospects.  To help them out, the guidance department organized something called Ed-Op day in the gymnasium on October 31.  Ed-Op, short for Educational Opportunity, is an event where students get to talk to college admission counselors from South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina with about seventy institutions represented. Students are able to meet one-on-one with a counselor to talk about their respective colleges and ask questions about majors, financial aid, admission requirements and so on.

Allen Clark, a senior, explained, “I wasn’t really thinking about going to college until I came to the EdOp Day Program.  I spoke to reps from both the Citadel and Piedmont Tech. I think they were to be pretty helpful and found that if I stay in the ROTC program through college, I can enlist in the military as an officer and then get better pay!”

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Picture – Left:  Taylor Fulmer and Iyanna Wallace get information from the admission counselor from Winthrop University while, right, Hasiar Thomas, Philip Merriweather, Jacobi Satterwhite, and Demonte’ Brown fill out forms for Newberry College.