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Local dentist co-sponsors Career-College Fair for area students

Lowell High School Guidance Director Connie Richie checks signs identifying each participating college for Tuesday's College and Career Fair with Dr. Leonard Anglis, an LHS graduate who is sponsoring the event, open to students and parents from 20 area high schools. (Photograph by The Times.)

Lowell High School Guidance Director Connie Richie checks signs identifying each participating college for Tuesday's College and Career Fair with Dr. Leonard Anglis, an LHS graduate who is sponsoring the event, open to students and parents from 20 area high schools. (Photograph by The Times.)

Looking for a college that offers a degree in child psychology? Thinking about a career in the arts but not sure you can handle years of rejection before you get that big break?

Then visit Lowell High School from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and check out the Career-College Fair featuring more than 100 college representatives and career professionals who are willing to share their knowledge with high school students and their parents.

The fair is open to students from area high schools in addition to Lowell. Co-sponsor Dr. Leonard Anglis and his wife, Nancy Anglis, are working with a friend, career counselor Sherry Nowak, of Highland, to finance and host this unique event.

“It’s my 30th year in dentistry and I thought about how to celebrate and decided a party is too short-lived,” said Anglis, who lives in Crown Point and practices in Lowell, Crown Point and Michigan City. “I decided to sponsor this Career-College Fair as a way to give back to the community and showcase academics.”

Anglis said he wanted to host the event at Lowell High School because he is a graduate of the school and believes it “is very strong, one of the best chances students have to get a good education in this area.”

Invitations have been sent to Andrean, Bishop Noll, Boone Grove, Crown Point, Griffith, Hanover Central, Hebron, Highland, Hobart, Kankakee Valley, Kouts, LaCrosse, Lake Central, Lake Station, Merrillville, Munster, North Newton, River Forest, Valparaiso and Washington Township high schools to join Lowell students and parents at the fair.

“Not only seniors, but juniors, sophomores and even freshmen are welcome,” said Connie Richie, guidance director at Lowell High School. “It’s never too early to start thinking about where you want to go to school, or what you want to do for a career.”

College representatives and professionals—attorneys, builders, tax preparers, artists, dentists, auto mechanics and others—will have tables in the Lowell High School field house, and students can ask questions and learn about the colleges or professions.

“I think it’s a fantastic opportunity,” Richie said of the Career-College Fair, adding that Anglis’ sponsorship is much appreciated following school budget cuts eliminated the biannual Lowell High School Futurama career day that had been scheduled for next spring.

“We thought this event would be something that has a lasting effect on the community, a real positive effect,” Anglis said.

For more information, call Lowell High School at 219.696.7733.

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