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College night welcomes students, parents to think about future

Staff Writer

High school students and parents interested in attending college will meet at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton tonight as they research what’s next after graduation.
“College Night” will feature 80 schools, most of which are located in the state, though a few from Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia will have spokespeople present as well. Representatives from the various schools will stand by, answering questions and providing brochures and other materials to give those interested a better idea of what each institution is like.
Juniors and seniors will benefit from the session the most, East Lincoln High guidance counselor Carol Kiser said, but the event is open to all grade levels.
“By the time the student is a senior, he or she should already have an idea of where they want to go to college,” Kiser told the Times-News on Tuesday.
“So this event is very beneficial to juniors, but all students are welcome.”
Students have been given this opportunity to pre-screen colleges for as long as Kiser can remember, at least for the 13 years she has been with the Lincoln County school system. In previous years, the event was held in the afternoon, which limited parent involvement due to work and other schedule conflicts.
The event is from 7 to 8:30 p.m., tonight, at the Citizen’s Center in Lincolnton.

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