Southern Heritage Classic hosts college & career fair for local students


MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( – Dozens of recruits were on hand Friday to bring thousands of high school seniors up close and personal with their options post-graduation.

Memphis officials collaborated with the Southern Heritage Classic to host the college and career fair. More than 4,000 students met with employers and universities from across the region.

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

“And we have been successful every year, you know. 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 of town to these special colleges and what have you, so we’re bringing them home to Memphis,” said Ike Griffith, Special Assistant to Mayor Jim Strickland for Youth Services.

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

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

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