Hundreds of Humble ISD high school students gathered at the Humble Civic Center for College Night. The annual event provides high school students the opportunity to meet college representatives and get information from universities, colleges, technical trade schools and the U.S. military.
Representatives from more than 120 colleges, universities and armed services branches were available to discuss programs of study, financial aid, admission requirements, athletics, student services, student activities and other topics.
University is just one of the options for students post grad but others might take a different route. Proud military branches and schools lined the back row of the Humble Civic Center.
“There are a lot of students who have a huge opportunity and don’t even know it exists,” West Point representative Ben Chambers said. “West Point changed my life and I want other people to know, even if it is just one person, the great opportunities for leadership.”
Students and parents moved from table to table collecting brochures, college swag, and listened intently to representative’s advice on application procedures and what post grad could look like for them.
Although College Night brings out many junior and senior high school students, there were many underclassmen browsing their future options.
"It's important for my boys to realize they have so many different opportunities for life after high school,” Humble ISD parent Heather Hernandez said. “College Night is great because students get to see what it takes to get to college and to have someone else be excited to talk to them about college is a plus.”
In addition to the 120 booths there were about 6 business and scholarship organization booths.
“Our students have a huge advantage,” PTA volunteer Herb Gordon said. “You can visit with over 100 schools in one night without even leaving Humble.”
Humble ISD College Night is made possible through a partnership between Humble ISD and the Humble ISD Council of PTAs. Each year College Night brings out more schools, more tables and hundreds of opportunities for Humble ISD students.