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COLUMBIA CITY â College preparations can never be made too early, according to high school guidance staff at Columbia City and Whitko high schools.
With a college fair set for Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Columbia City High School, guidance counselors across the county are encouraging parents and students to attend.
âWe tell our students to get up there,â said Mark Rickerd, guidance counselor at Whitko High School. âParents should tag along and ask a lot of questions. They will think of things to ask that wouldnât cross their childâs mind.â
The event is open to any student and their parents. Counselors at CCHS want to see the college planning process begin at an early age.
âThere are some middle schoolers that come to the fair,â said Sarah Maynard, director of guidance at CCHS. âThe more you know, the better you can set yourself up for success.â
Although academics are important when planning for college, other aspects of college life should be considered before students embark on the educational experience.
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