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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.
â€śWe tell our students to get up there,â€ť said Mark Rickerd, guidance counselor at Whitko High School. â€śParents should tag along and ask a lot of questions. They will think of things to ask that wouldnâ€™t cross their childâ€™s mind.â€ť
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.
â€śThere are some middle schoolers that come to the fair,â€ť said Sarah Maynard, director of guidance at CCHS. â€śThe more you know, the better you can set yourself up for success.â€ť
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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