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Wildcat college fair tonight at Alpena High

ALPENA, Mich. – It’s never too early for students to start thinking about their future. Dozens of organizations will talk to students regionally at Alpena High School to help them jump start the first steps of the college application process.

Students and parents will meet with nearly 50 colleges, military and local agencies tonight  for the Wildcat’s annual college fair. From 6 to 7:30 in the evening, juniors and seniors can pick up information from multiple schools about their programs all in one day.

High school counselor Mary Daoust said parents can learn a lot from attending this free event.

She said, “Many parents are concerned about their child going to school, so you can talk to the representatives about different aspects of safety for instance at the schools. It just helps them relax as well as the financial concerns because the representatives can let you know which scholarships are available from that school so that you can [be] rest assured you can afford it.”

The Alpena School District extended college night to surrounding towns, including Rogers City, Posen, Alcona, and all the way down to Tawas.

The hope is that many students and parents participate in Tuesday’s college night.

“Each college has different requirements that they need for admissions,” saidf Daoust.”Getting that head start even in 8th or 9th grade to know which classes you have to take while you’re at the high school to prepare yourself for that school.”