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February 26, 2014

Annual College Round-Up set for March 8

TARBORO — “A lifetime opportunity.”

Those are the words Fay Smith uses to describe the annual College Round-Up, an event that brings recruiters from colleges and universities from all over the East Coast to Tarboro to help high-school students in pursuit of a higher education.

“My goal is that every senior that attends the event gets admitted into college with a scholarship,” said Smith, event coordinator.

The 13th Annual College Round-Up is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 8 on the Tarboro campus of Edgecombe Community College. Smith said 862 students attended last year’s Round-Up, and about half of the seniors who applied to college were admitted that day. Others were admitted at a later date.

Twenty-five colleges and universities have confirmed their attendance, and Smith expects that number to increase as the event draws near. Many colleges waive their admission fees at the Round-Up, Smith said. She advised students to bring copies of their transcripts and SAT scores to the event.

N.C. Sen. Angela Bryant is the guest speaker for the Round-Up.

For the complete story, see today's print edition of The Daily Southerner.

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