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College and Career Night to be held at Eureka High School on Wednesday

EUREKA- Hundreds of high school students from Humboldt and Del Norte Counties will have the chance to learn about preparing for and applying to colleges at an event at Eureka High School on Wednesday.  

For some high school students, the time for making a decision on where to go to college is right around the corner.

"Now it's getting to the point where it's like, 'Okay, now I have to start thinking about colleges.  I need to think about my career after college and what I want to major in," said Francim Aguilar, who is a junior at Eureka High School.

On Wednesday, students and their families have the chance to learn all about the college process at the 31st annual College and Career Night, which is held by the Humboldt County Office of Education’s Decade of Difference Initiative.

Representatives from more than 40 colleges, universities and trade schools will be giving out information to families and students and answering any questions they may have.

"Humboldt County, we're a rural, isolated community, and a lot of our students don't have the luxury or privilege to be able to travel to universities, to set foot on the university and get a sense of what the university has to offer.  And so, for many of our rural students, this is the only opportunity for them to go and get a little insight and a window into what the eligibility requirements are, a little bit about the student life,” said Heidi Moore, the Coordinator of the Decade of Difference Initiative.

The event is also going to feature a variety of workshops, for students in grades 9-12, which will cover topics ranging from financial aid to academic eligibility requirements.  Students say they are looking forward to learning more about the various topics.

"I would like to become more familiar with all the deadlines, as well as application fees.  I feel like I don't have a gist of how much the applications themselves cost," said Sariyah Glasper, who is a senior at Eureka High School.

Students also say they are grateful for the opportunity.

"Some schools don't have that.  And I feel like it's really beneficial for the students to go there and check it out and get a feel for what colleges have to bring to them and what they can get out of college," said Nick Flores, who is a junior at Eureka High School.

The event begins Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Eureka High School Auditorium.