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Curious about what your future might look like after high school? Looking to learn more about wellness? 

Would you enjoy receiving a bag filled with free, non-perishable foods from the Free Store Foodbank? Or maybe your interests are in enjoying an evening out with free pizza, beverages, and cookies or participating in games and raffles for great prizes.

If any or all of these interest you, you’re in luck. All of this and more will be available for Lockland Schools students and their families at the upcoming Student Success Fair this Wednesday evening, November 15th, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lockland Schools main campus - 210 N. Cooper Ave. (please park on the playground and enter door No. 11).

The evening is open for all students and their families but will be especially helpful for students in grades 7-12.

Representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities will be at the Success Fair and representatives of trades and careers.

The Success Fair is funded by several grants, including the Joe Burrow Foundation Do Good Grant, and one from Hamilton County Public Health.

Previously, Lockland held college fairs, but this annual event wasn’t necessarily beneficial to all students, explained Jenny Bole, Student Wellness Supervisor. The Success Fair offers something for all students with representatives from the military, trades, careers, colleges, and wellness partners, The HealthCare Connection, Catalyst Counseling and more.

“We talk about what it means to equip, engage and motivate students every day in Lockland Schools,” Superintendent Bob Longworth said. “Our first annual Student Success Fair is an excellent example of what that actually means and looks like for kids and families. We also talk about how everything is ‘better together,’ and the support from our community partners in education throughout the region has made an event of this magnitude possible for us for the first time this year and we are incredibly grateful.”

A lot of planning went into organizing the Success Fair and opening it up to district wellness partners. Their representatives will be talking to students and parents about available resources.

“We’re showing our students that job and college are important, but being able to advocate for mental health and seeking out support when needed is also important,” Bole said. “This is going to be a fun event, and we would love to see you there.”