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Hundreds of juniors attend College Fair at Woodstock North

Representatives of 33 universities participate

A representative from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville meets with high school juniors Tuesday during Woodstock School District 200's second annual College Fair at Woodstock North High School. About 650 juniors from area schools attended.
A representative from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville meets with high school juniors Tuesday during Woodstock School District 200's second annual College Fair at Woodstock North High School. About 650 juniors from area schools attended.

Woodstock North High School hosted its second annual College Fair on Tuesday for juniors from both Woodstock School District 200 high schools and several other area schools.

District 200 career facilitator Amanda Harmer said about 650 students attended the fair to meet with representatives of 33 colleges and universities.

The fair is organized by Career Council Inc. and National Hispanic College Fair Inc.

“We are proud to host this event that all of our D-200 juniors are able to attend,” Harmer said. “I was talking with a junior from Woodstock North who didn’t realize college was going to be a realistic option for him, and he had a look of excitement for the possibilities that lie ahead. He told me how he is going to work even harder on the SAT coming up on April 9 to make sure he can secure his spot for college and hopefully get some scholarships, too.”

In addition to students from Woodstock High School and Woodstock North, students from McHenry East, Jacobs, Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central and Wauconda high schools also attended.

Among the colleges represented at the event were Southern Illinois University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northern Illinois University, Columbia College, University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Western Michigan University.

Harmer said this year’s fair had a mix of mainly regional colleges and universities, which could be more practical for McHenry County students.

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