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A Taste of College

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About 25 eighth graders from Fremont Middle School experienced a Taste of College, which gave them a glimpse into what it means to attend college.

Students visited the College of Lake County in Grayslake to see first-hand where the demands for jobs are, such as how laser and photonics work, as well as the real-world applications of a degree in this major, which ranges from jobs in medicine to manufacturing. Students attended the University Center, where a hub of colleges are clustered in a separate building on the CLC campus. Here, they learned about the structure of many different colleges from Illinois State University to Northeastern Illinois University. Students also toured Trinity International University in Deerfield where they peaked into college dorms, dining halls, and classrooms.

The program is focused on encouraging students to think about attending college in their future, particularly students who might be the first in their family to attend college. “This program demystifies college for students and helps them see the value of it in their future,” said teacher Tim Fennell, who leads this program for FSD79.

Mundelein High School invites the participating students from its sender schools to attend a reception at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Parents will attend a workshop where educators will discuss the steps necessary for their son or daughter to attend college.