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XENIA — High school students who haven’t picked a college will have a chance to get up close and personal with some on March 3.

The Greene County Career Center will host a career fair from 6:30-8 p.m. at the school featuring more than 50 colleges and the armed forces. Schools confirmed to attend include Ohio State, Kentucky, Wright State, Dayton, Antioch University Midwest, Cedarville, Wittenberg, Penn State, Ohio and Indiana Tech. Career colleges will be represented as well.

“It’s a nice range of opportunities,” said career center spokesman Ron Bolender. “The colleges that attend range from the big 4-year schools down to the private universities. It gives options. There’s going to be a wide range of schools that will fit into any of their needs.”

The event, which is free, is open to students throughout the county.

“It was a way that we could partner with the seven high schools to have one centralized location where the colleges come in,” Bolender said. “This isn’t just for career center kids. Last year we had a real nice turnout.”

In addition to getting a general idea of what colleges can offer, Bolender recommends attendees talk money.

“It’s important for them to realize, especially with the private schools, is to have a discussion about what their grant and scholarship opportunities are,” he said. “There’s a lot of money.”

Speaking of cash, one lucky attendee will win a $500 scholarship. And attendees can also register for the SAT and/or the ACT.

Greene County Career Center is located at 2960 W. Enon Road in Xenia.

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