Woodstock North High School hosted its 2nd Annual College Fair Tuesday, March 13 for juniors from both Woodstock Community Unit School District 200 high schools and several other area schools.
Amanda Harmer, career facilitator for District 200, said about 650 students attended the fair to meet with representatives of 33 different colleges and universities. The college fair is organized by Career Council, Inc. and the National Hispanic College Fair, Inc.
“We are proud to host this event that all of our D 200 juniors are able to attend,” Harmer said.
“I was talking with a junior from Woodstock North who didn't realize college was going to be a realistic option for him, and he had a look of excitement for the possibilities that lie ahead. He told me how he is going to work even harder on the SAT coming up on April 9 to make sure he can secure his spot for college and hopefully get some scholarships, too,” she added.
In addition to students from Woodstock High School and Woodstock North, students also visited from McHenry East High School, Jacobs. Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, and Wauconda High School.
College representatives came from Southern Illinois University, University of Illinois. Northern Illinois University, Columbia College, University of Wisconsin Platteville, Western Michigan University among many others.
Harmer said this year’s fair had a great mix of mainly regional colleges and universities, which could be more practical for more McHenry County students.