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Chicago’s nextScholars Paves Way for Students

Celebrations begin after decisions are announced. (Photo by Phillip Shilling)

Audio Slideshow: Follow the journey of these Chicago college hopefuls.

By Audrey Plank, Elizabeth Schuetz and Phillip Shilling

Despite 40 mph winds whistling outside, students from more than 80 Chicago-area high schools gathered on Oct. 26 to attend the Fourth annual Chicago Scholars Onsite Admissions Event at the UIC Forum.

While the morning was dark, dreary, and rainy, the atmosphere inside the UIC Forum was anything but. Amid interviews and introductions were cheers of joy and excitement as scholars gained admission and scholarships to national universities on the spot.

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