22nd Annual Destination College - New Hampshire's Statewide College Planning Event
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Hosted by Plymouth State University (PSU)
Your Journey Begins Here
The NHHEAF Network’s signature event is designed to help high school juniors and their families prepare for entry into college. This annual statewide college planning convention is held each spring through the collaborative efforts of The NHHEAF Network and New Hampshire colleges and universities. All of the day's events are FREE to students and parents.
Attendees will have access to a variety of free college planning workshops, learn tips about the college application process from a student keynote speaker, have the opportunity to participate in scholarship raffles, and attend a college fair. Join us at Destination College 2021 and jumpstart your college planning experience!
Questions? Call 1.888.747.2382, x119 or Email
Greetings and Salutations! My name is Amaya Simmons and I am so honored to be deemed the winner of the 2021 Destination College Speech Contest scholarship. I am a Senior at Concord High School located in Concord, New Hampshire. I am a part of the Concord Regional Technical Center Health Science program in which I am working towards my Licensed Nursing Assistant certification.
Along with this, I am a class representative for the Health Occupations Students of America organization. This organization is student-led and is largely based around the promotion of career opportunities in the healthcare industry.
My passions and values include patient advocacy, equality, dignity, and justice which has greatly motivated me to pursue my interests in Nursing. My personal interests are hiking, reading, and socializing with family and friends. I am looking forward to indulging myself in the full college experience this upcoming year.
I am a senior at Nashua High School South. Over my high school years, I have developed a deep passion for coding. From my passion bloomed my selected major, Computer Science.As an ambitious seventeen year old, I hope to pursue a successful career in the technology field, and use my talents to break barriers and make my mark on the world.
Apart from my interest in coding, I delight in dancing, running, and writing. I have danced competitively since I was six years old, and plan to continue to set the stage on fire. Running is my favorite physical activity, and my daily dose of energy. Writing allows me to express the creativity bottled up inside my soul. I hope to author a few books in the future, one of them being an autobiography. Another goal of mine is to create a successful YouTube channel where I can share my ideas and interests with a like-minded audience.
Are you graduating from high school in 2021? If so, we encourage you to submit a three to five (3 to 5) minute speech for our DC Speech Contest. By submitting this short narrative about your path to college and navigating the college admissions process, you can win a $1,000 scholarship and have the opportunity to be a part of the event's opening ceremonies. Sit with our President and CEO Christiana Thornton and other dignitaries!
Our contest has closed for 2021; applications were due Tuesday, February 09, 2021 at 5 p.m.
As of Thursday, March 18, 2021, participating colleges include:
Please check back as additional colleges will be added weekly before the event.
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Presenter(s): Shanyn Grenier - Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
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Presenter(s): Courtney Tully - Endicott College/Collegiate Compliance Consultant, Amie Felker - Prospect Mountain High School, Jared Felker - Saint Joseph's College, Maine, TBD, Student Athlete - Plymouth State University
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Presenter(s): Colleen Bolton - Southern New Hampshire University , Jan Carlson - University of New Hampshire, Melissa Olson - Manchester Community College