College Spirit Week Inspires Students to Look to the Future

Meyonsha Riddles-Stewart’s door was decorated to promote the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Students and staff got in the spirit for College Spirit Week.

Anna Burr and Sean Nahlen

North Little Rock High School held its college fair on Thursday, Oct. 13 in the arena. The fair helped decide students if and where they want to go college.

The event featured booths from colleges from all over Arkansas and nearby states.

Ouachita Baptist University was one of the colleges at the fair.  Ashlee Giles, a representative for OBU, expressed the benefits of these fairs.

Giles said, “I think a college fair can expose students to colleges they didn’t know existed. I grew up in a small town and didn’t know about Ouachita.” 

The college fair was just one of the many events and activities that students and staff could participate in during the College Spirit Week, which began Oct. 10. Teachers and students were encouraged to wear college gear and decorate classroom doors with college paraphernalia in order to promote post-secondary education.

Ashlee Giles was a representative promoting Ouachita Baptist at the College Fair.