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CollegeWeekLive, National Honor Society Team up on Virtual College Fair

CollegeWeekLive and the National Honor Society will partner on a virtual college fair in May to acquaint outstanding high school juniors and other underclassmen with colleges and universities that may be interested in recruiting them.

CollegeWeekLive is a digital platform that enhances communications between higher education institutions and prospective students, providing a way for students and their parents to have live chats with admissions officers at a number of colleges and universities. The National Honor Society is a 95-year-old organization that recognizes high school students in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character.

The virtual college fair, scheduled May 17, will enable as many as 1 million National Honor Society members from around the country to live chat with admissions counselors and current students at colleges and universities around the world.

The goal, for the students, is to learn more early on about colleges they may be interested in and to winnow down the list of schools they are interested in considering.

"National Honor Society students are highly motivated to find their right college match and they will appreciate being able to chat directly with admissions counselors early in their research process," said Jonathan Mathis, director of the National Honor Societies.

Meanwhile, the higher education institutions will have access to high-achieving students who they may be interested in recruiting.

"It's rewarding to give colleges the opportunity to connect directly with students who not only have top academic skills, but who exemplify strong character and leadership," said CollegeWeekLive President Sumant Mauskar.

For more information about participating in the virtual college fair, e-mail colleges@collegeweeklive.com or call 800-828-8222.

About the Author

Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.

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