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High school students plan futures during annual College Night

Published: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 1:44 p.m. CST
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Crystal Lake South sophomore Dakota Bliler gets information on the Lindenwood University (St. Charles, Missouri) during Monday's College Night at Barrington High School. She is also considering Notre Dame, University of Washington and Ohio State.
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Barrington High School junior's Terry McGovern, left, and Cole Walsh get information about the University of Tennessee during Monday's college night at Barrington High School. McGovern is also considering Texas and Indiana while Walsh shows interest in Penn State and Ohio State.
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Students make their way toward University of's during Monday's College Night at Barrington High School.
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Arizona State University's Robbin Cooley talks with students during Monday's College Night at Barrington High School. More than 200 college representatives were in attendance.
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The line for enter Monday's college night at Barrington High School runs outside.
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Prairie Ridge High School junior Erika Oesa and her father Dan get information on Carthage College (Kenosha, Wisconsin) during Monday's college night at Barrington High School. She is also considering DePaul University and the University of Southern California.
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Monday's College Night at Barrington High School included more than 200 colleges.

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."

For information, visit www.barrington220.org.

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