Lee High Hosts HBCU College & Career Fair
On Thursday, Lee High School hosted their annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College and Career Fair. Students were able to interact and speak with representatives from over a dozen HBCUs, and local businesses. Lee High Principal Tony Woods was excited and described the event as “a great opportunity for high school students to get introduced to colleges and programs they may not know about." Coinciding with Black History Month, Woods went on to say that the event was larger this year, and he hopes to make it bigger each year.
HBCUs such as Prairie View A&M and N.C. A&T University came from as far away as Texas, and North Carolina to attend, while Universities from Alabama included Alabama A&M, Drake State, Talladega College, Miles College, and Tuskegee University. In addition to colleges and universities, many businesses were on hand to give insight about other career opportunities. Students had the opportunity to visit with business representatives, including NASA, TVA, The US Army, Toyota, and The Huntsville Police Department.