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West Michigan National College Fair

The West Michigan National College Fair will be held on Monday, April 22 at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 6-8 p.m.  Free and open to the public, National College Fairs are the perfect place for students to begin their college search. Admission representatives from schools across the country are all gathered in one place and there will be over 100 colleges in attendance.  For more info visit

Skills for Life

Skills for Life is a monthly program sponsored by the Bridge Youth Center that offers ZHS students a direct connection to local employers that will introduce them to a wide variety of skills, jobs, and career opportunities.  Each month focuses on a different theme.  The theme for February is Careers in the Design Industry (register by Thur., Feb. 21).  The theme for March is Careers in the Automotive Industry (register by Thur., Mar. 21)  The theme for April is Careers in the Public Service Industry (register by Thur., Apr. 18).  Students interested in any/all of these visits can complete this registration form to sign up.  The visits are completely FREE and registration is limited to 20 students per visit.

Spring College Campus Events

JUNIORS!  Late winter/early spring is a great time to conduct campus visits to colleges of interest.  Many colleges host visit days geared specifically towards 11th graders.  Here is a list of local colleges and the specific dates of their Spring College Campus Events.  Please keep in mind that if you are absent from school to attend a college visit, you need to have a parent contact the attendance office to excuse you.


Kim Petroelje
East Counselor (A-H)
Melissa Drnek
East Counselor (I-Z)
MaryBeth Timmer
East Registrar
Jason Maynard
West Counselor (A-K)
Dawn Collins
West Counselor (L-Z)
Donna Lyles
West Registrar