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College Choice Celebration in the News

If you watched the news last night, you may have already heard that last night’s College Choice Celebration was a great success!  Prior to making their college choices, more than 400 Chicago Scholars from the Class of 2020 submitted more than 4,300 college applications, were admitted to more than 140 colleges and universities, and have been awarded more than $29.5 million in merit aid.

Last night we celebrated as our Class of 2020 announced their college decisions. Fox 32 ChicagoABC 7, and Hoy came out to cover the inspiring event, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the stories they produced!

Check out the excellent coverage:

Fox 32

Fox News reporter Craig Wall profiled Class of 2020 Chicago Scholar Christopher Wilson in an segment which follows Christopher from his home in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood to his college announcement (University of Wisconsin – Madison!) at our College Choice Celebration.

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ABC 7 reporter Cheryl Burton covered the College Choice Celebration and the great impact of the Chicago Scholars program. The segment features Class of 2020 Scholar Daniel Rodriguez, who is headed for Harvard University in the fall, as well as footage from last night’s celebration.

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Hoy reporter Laura Rodríguez interviewed several Class of 2020 Scholars at the College Choice Celebration in a video that was live-streamed on Hoy’s Facebook page.

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