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Southern Heritage Classic hosts college & career fair for local students

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Dozens of recruits were on hand Friday to bring thousands of high school seniors up close and personal with their opti...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Dozens of recruits were on hand Friday to bringthousands of high school seniors up close and personal with their optionspost-graduation.

Memphis officials collaborated with the SouthernHeritage Classic to host the college and career fair. More than 4,000 studentsmet with employers and universities from across the region.

Organizers say this is a way for students to seewhat’s out there for them once they graduate high school.

“And we have been successful every year, youknow. Thanks to the SCS schools and counselors letting our seniors come out,visit one-on-one, because many of these children cannot afford to go out oftown to these special colleges and what have you, so we’re bringing them hometo Memphis,” said Ike Griffith, Special Assistant to Mayor Jim Strickland forYouth Services.

“I feel like it was beneficial for me because,like, most kids don’t know about colleges and different careers and stuff, andtoday, I’m just learning and exploring different things I can do so I won’tjust be stuck,” said Nikya Tuggle, a Northwest Prep Academy senior.

This is the 5th year for the career and college fairwith the Southern Heritage Classic.