Summit Academy College & Career Fair

On April 12th, 2013, Summit Academy held its annual College and Career Fair on the Loretta Heights Campus.  The turn-out was great, with over 65 Summit scholars in attendance, a number of Summit Staff, and 18 college/career/resource representatives.  It could not have been a success without the help of Summit Staff, Timothy Huggins, Yasmin Servoss, Summit Scholars, and a team of AmeriCorps members!


Above: Summit Scholars designing a banner for the Career and College Fair.

As students bustled their way into the historical Machebeuf dining hall where the event was taking place, they were handed questionnaires from AmeriCorps members Karla Arevalo and Alvie Cueto. Students were informed that if they completed the questionnaire, they would have the opportunity to win an iPod shuffle.


Above: Summit Scholars filling out questionnaires in order to get placed in a drawing to win an Ipod shuffle.

Summit staff were also able to get in on the fun as well.  Other prize giveaways included King Soopers gift cards, a Chic-Fil-A gift box, a Starbucks coffee reward, Denver Public Schools gear, and Summit Academy t-shirts. Silva Orthodontics also generously donated prizes for the event.

Those in attendance were very impressed by our students and we were able to schedule future dates for guest speakers from Denver Entertainment of Art and Design Academy and The Art Institutes to offer career exploration presentations.


Above: Students learning about Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority Inc.

I would like to thank the following representatives for offering their time to our students and the southwest Denver community: University of Colorado, Art Institute of Colorado, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, Denver Entertainment Art and Design Academy, Johnson and Wales University, Redstone College, U.S. Army recruiters, Silva Orthodontics, Metro State University, Emily Griffith, Colorado Heights University, Heritage, Westwood College, Community College of Denver, DPS Transitions Liaison, Denver Fire Dept., Sigma Lambda Beta, and Pi Lambda Chi. Thank you to our contributing partners that allowed us to offer prize giveaways to attendees: Summit Academy, Chic-Fil-A, Starbucks, King Soopers, and Silva Orthodontics.  Thank you to AmeriCorps members Karla Arevalo, Daniel Ogaz, and Alvie Cueto for their tremendous assistance during the event. Thank you to Summit Scholars, teachers, and specifically the Summit staff who helped with the event!

AmeriCorps member: Tina Yanez



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