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Catholic colleges near and far draw interest from students

When Kloee Sander gets asked, "What do you want to do after high school?", she's optimistically honest: "I want to change the world." 

And how does Sander, a junior, want to do that? That, she said, is a very good question. 

And that is why she's visiting with college representatives at Pius X High School's annual Catholic College Fair. 

There is one certainty for Sander. 

"The Catholic faith is very important to me and it’s something I really want to keep strong because it’s where I identify myself truly," she said.  

More than a dozen Catholic colleges and universities had a table at the one-hour, before-school event.  

Conversations at various tables focused on cost, opportunities and academics. Because these colleges came from all over the country, it gives students and parents a chance to learn about those colleges without the extra cost of traveling. 

"Right now, I am just trying to look out for costs, and which schools are closer to home," said Alex Wagner, junior. "I don’t know if I want to stay in Lincoln but I don’t want to be super far away." 

Wagner thinks a school with a Newman Center on campus would be a good fit for him. He thinks he will study Criminal Justice and possibly become a state patrolman.  

Sander hopes to narrow down her plans in the near future, though as juniors neither Wagner nor Sander are too worried about the timeline yet. 

"I hope to find a little clarity about where I want to go and just learn new things," Sander said. "I have talked to multiple colleges. I didn’t realize they had all these scholarships and all these opportunities for students."


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