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2015 Educational Fair

CIS – 8th Grade College Prep Retreat and 11th Grade College Fair

8th Grade CIS Students will get an opportunity to attend 4 workshops pertaining to their futures.  The topics include: “The Road To Success” by Mr. Elbert Thomas of RMHS; “Working on Your Futures Now” by Mrs. Samanthia Phillips of Edgecombe Community College; “The Best Fit” by Mr. Kelley Bowen and Mr. Blue of NCHS and RMHS College Advisors; “Ten Things you need to know about College”:by Mr. Ben Lilley, North Carolina Wesleyan College.  Students will enjoy lunch in the NCWC cafeteria.  In the afternoon 8th graders will get an opportunity to visit with the colleges and universities and military personnel.


11th Grade students will come to a College Fair designed for them in the morning.  Nash Central High School, Northern Nash High School and Rocky Mount High School will bring CIS 11th graders and a few other students to visit with colleges and universities and a military personnel.  This is the first year we have included 11th graders.

A list of the attendees are:

Colleges and Universities and Military attending


  1. Bennett College                                                   12. North Carolina A&T State Univerity*
  2. Chowan College                                                  13. North Carolina Central University
  3. Duke University                                                   14. North Carolina State University
  4. East Carolina University                                   15. North Carolina Wesleyan College
  5. Edgecombe Community College                      16. Shaw University
  6. Elizabeth City State University                        17. UNC – Chapel Hill
  7. Elon College                                                          18. William and Peace College
  8. Fayetteville State University                             19. Winston Salem State University
  9. Livingstone College                                             20. Army
  10. Meredith College                                                  21  Air Force
  11. Nash Community College                                  22. Marines                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              23. Navy