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High school students plan futures during annual College Night

BARRINGTON – Barrington High School's annual College Night was held Monday evening.

More than 200 visiting college representatives were present to speak to high school students – mostly juniors and seniors – and their families.

Notable institutions included the U.S. Military Academy of West Point, NY, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and University of Greenwich, London. More local visitors were the College of Lake County and Harper College of Palatine.

BHS guidance and counseling assistant Christine Hardy said College Night has been a school tradition for more than 20 years.

Students from neighboring communities including Cary-Grove, Wauconda, Prairie Ridge, Lake Zurich, Crystal Lake and Woodstock are also welcome to attend. More than 1,000 families attend each year, Hardy said.

"College Night is helpful to students and families beginning the college search because they can stop and speak with college representatives from around the country, in one place, in two hours," Hardy said.

Hardy said May 1 is the "universal commitment date for seniors to chose their college, although some do before or after this date."

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