JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - About 600 Jones County School District students attended a college and career day held at Northeast Jones High School Friday.
Junior high students from all three county schools were given the opportunity to visit with staff from colleges and businesses as well as the military to see what their future could hold for them.
"It's been a great opportunity to have Jones (JCJC), different colleges tell you a little bit about it the courses that you can go on and take during your senior year," said Destiny Graham, junior at Northeast Jones High School.
Superintendent Tommy Parker said events like these gives them the information that they need to prepare for their future.
"It helps, you know, what you're going to do for your future and it's better to have it as an 11th grader than a senior so you'll plan ahead of time," said Dakota Hinton, junior at Northeast Jones High School.
JCJC awarded a scholarship to one of the students who attended Friday.
The winner was Keira Skidmore from West Jones High School.