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Hundreds of students attend HPA summer college fair

<p>Jessica Cho, left, an admission officer from Columbia University, answers questions during the Summer College Fair at Hawaii Preparatory Academy on June 20. About 400 people attended the event presented by College Horizons in partnership with HPA, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, University of Rochester, and University of Southern California. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HPA FOR NHN)</p>

Jessica Cho, left, an admission officer from Columbia University, answers questions during the Summer College Fair at Hawaii Preparatory Academy on June 20. About 400 people attended the event presented by College Horizons in partnership with HPA, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, University of Rochester, and University of Southern California. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HPA FOR NHN)

About 400 people attended the Summer College Fair hosted by Hawaii Preparatory Academy from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at the school’s Gates Performing Arts Center and Castle Gym. Twenty-five colleges and universities were represented at the event, which was free and open to the public.

The Summer College Fair was presented by College Horizons in partnership with HPA, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, University of Rochester, and University of Southern California.

Colleges and universities in attendance included: Bowdoin College, Brown University, Carleton College, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Franklin & Marshall College, Hanover College, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Kenyon College, Lawrence University, New York University, Occidental College, Reed College, Stanford University, Swarthmore College, University of California Irvine, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, University of Rochester, University of Southern California, Whitman College, and Yale University.

Information sessions on financial aid, writing the college essay, and competitive college admissions followed the fair.

College Horizons is a college access, summer residential program for Native Hawaiian, American Indian, and Alaska Native students. One hundred students from the state of Hawaii and the mainland participated in this year’s program.