Crestview counselors Dave Springer and Kris Kill go over some things from next Wednesday’s Career Night at Vantage Career Center. (DHI Media/Jim Langham)
Crestview counselors Dave Springer and Kris Kill go over some things from next Wednesday’s Career Night at Vantage Career Center. (DHI Media/Jim Langham)

VAN WERT – The Van Wert County and City guidance counselors are sponsoring an annual College Night which will be held at Vantage Career Center on Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The event is a cooperative project of the guidance counselors from Crestview, Lincolnview, Vantage and Van Wert City Schools. It is an open forum that assists students and parents in collecting information concerning admission requirements, various courses of study, application procedures and financial aid.

College representatives will be available to answer any questions and assist with the process.

“This will give students the opportunity to receive applications for college forms and to connect with college representatives,” commented Dave Springer, guidance counselor at Crestview High School.

Springer and guidance counselor Kris Kill at Crestview have been enabling students to understand the process and its purpose.

The counselors noted that the event is open to juniors and seniors, but a lot of the interest usually settles in the junior class, mainly because many seniors have already made decisions or are close to making decisions about college, Springer said.

“As of now, 50 colleges are going to be represented there,” said Springer. “We are really excited about that number. This is an open forum where families come in and are invited to dialogue with college representatives.”

“We appreciate the Vantage people hosting this for us. This is a good location and always well attended,” continued Springer. “It’s not just Van Wert County schools. We allow students from any local schools to come, Paulding County, Putnam County and the surrounding area.”

Springer said that most students look at colleges based on majors, personal interest, size of the school and cost.

“Understandably, cost is a huge factor,” said Springer.

“Representatives that come from all over the state say that ours is one of the most popular. They like the number of students that turn out because it gives them the opportunity to speak to many students in one evening,” Springer said. “Personal touch is important. It seems like our atmosphere allows for that.”

“Juniors and seniors as well as their parents, are invited to attend this event,” said Kill. “Local school guidance counselors will be in attendance to answer any questions that may come up. Any questions regarding this event may be directed to the school counselor at your school.”