Nearly 70 Twin Rivers' students received on-the-spot admission offers at the Sept. 14 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Recruitment Fair, according to preliminary data from the United College Action Network (U-CAN).
"I was surprised, but happy," says 17-year-old Frederick Esplana, one of 16 Rio Linda High School students to receive an offer. "It's a nice feeling getting accepted to college."
The HBCU Recruitment Fair, held at Grant Union High School, was open to all junior and seniors in Twin Rivers and neighboring districts. They were able to meet with representatives from 36 colleges and universities.
"It's nice knowing I've been accepted at three schools," says Nia Powell. "It takes a lot of the stress off applying for colleges. I haven't made any decision yet on where I'm going because I'm still waiting to hear from the University of Nevada, the University of Oregon and Sacramento State. The University of Nevada is my number one choice."
U-CAN and Twin Rivers Unified sponsored the HBCU Recruitment Fair.