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Destination College - New Hampshire's Statewide Annual College Planning Event

Each year, families from Nashua to Berlin gather at a local college campus for the annual Destination College convention for high school juniors and parents. All of the day's events are FREE to students and parents. Attendees have access to a wide variety of college planning workshops, get to hear a student keynote speaker, and have the opportunity to participate in a scholarship raffle and attend a college fair . This signature event for high school juniors and parents is a collaborative effort between The NHHEAF Network Organizations and New Hampshire colleges and universities.

Check out the 2014 DC Gallery for pictures from our last event.

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Keynote speaker

Congratulations to our 2014 keynote speech contest winner, Academy of Science and Design student, Rachel Scaer!

By submitting a 3-5 minute speech, you, too, can win a $1,000 scholarship and have the opportunity to share the stage with VIPs like the governor, the college president, and the CEO of NHHEAF.

As plans get underway for Destination College 2015, we’ll post updates here!

***Calling All High School Seniors: Win $1,000 and the chance to be the keynote speaker at this year’s DC event!***
Submit a 5-minute speech to be eligible to win.

What should I talk about?
As a high school senior, you are currently experiencing the college planning and application process. The keynote address should be about this experience. Share your strategies, what worked, and what you might have done differently. Is there anything you didn’t expect? What did you learn that a high school junior should know? Remember that your insight will help the junior class prepare for what’s down the road. Your speech may be funny, interesting or informative…hopefully a little bit of all three. Please refrain from describing a step-by-step to-do list in your speech . Your goal is to capture the attention and interest of your listeners with stories and energy.

Who can apply?
College-bound NH high school seniors. The decision of the contest judges will be final and binding. Entries will be judged on content (ability to communicate primary messages), relevance to the target audience, originality, creativity, and artistic and technical proficiency.

When should I apply?
All speeches should be received by our office by Thursday, February 5, 2015. Finalists will be notified soon after and the winner will present the speech at Destination College.

What can I win?
$1,000 college scholarship awarded to the winner.

Submit your speech now.

Admission Representatives:
Click here for details about participating in the College Fair.