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Halifax County Schools held a College & Career Symposium in partnership with the Epsilon Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. 

The event, which took place on January 25, saw participation from students and educators alike helping to foster academic and professional opportunities for the youth of Halifax and surrounding counties.

The symposium attracted students from various educational institutions, including Halifax County Early College, Southeast Collegiate Prep Academy, Northwest Collegiate & Technical Academy, Rocky Mount Prep, and North Edgecombe High School. 

Dr. LaVonne McClain, director of secondary education and CTE, said, “We are thrilled to extend an invitation to other schools within our region as we work together to help students determine their paths after graduation to become successful global residents as aligned with our district's vision.”

With over 25 colleges and career vendors in attendance, the symposium offered opportunities for students to explore higher education pathways and career options. 

From classroom sessions to discussions with representatives from

institutions, “attendees gained valuable insights into their prospective academic and professional journeys,” the school system said.

Bobbie Clark, planning committee member, said, “The Halifax County Schools College Fair and Career Symposium, in partnership with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., was a vital

 educational and career-enhancing endeavor for all students who attended. This event aided students in selecting or considering colleges or the career path they wanted to pursue. This program served to educate, inspire, invigorate, and motivate high school students in eastern North Carolina to continue their prospective educational goals and employment opportunities.” One of the highlights of the event was the provision of on-the-spot college acceptance and scholarships, offering students immediate opportunities to further their education without delay. "We are thrilled to see the overwhelming response to the Halifax County Schools College & Career Symposium," said Superintendent Eric Cunningham. "This collaborative effort with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated has truly made a difference in the lives of our students, providing them with invaluable resources and opportunities as they chart their paths towards higher education and career success."

James Middleton, on behalf of the chapter, said, "We are happy to see the overwhelming support from the vendors, colleges, and each individual that made this day possible. Epsilon Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity is excited to see what the future brings as we continue to strive for academic excellence."