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Social network helps choose colleges

For high school juniors and seniors, deciding which college to attend can be stressful and difficult. Online social networking resources like the Portland, Oregon based CollegeNET can help. The Web site allows college students and high school seniors who plan
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For high school juniors and seniors, deciding which college to attend can be stressful and difficult. Online social networking resources like the Portland, Oregon-based CollegeNET can help. The Web site allows college students and high school seniors who plan to attend college the following year to sign up for a free Candidate account, through which they can set up a profile and post useful college-related information to topic and video forums. Not only can students learn about different colleges through the site, but registered users can vote for Candidates they like. If a Candidate earns enough votes to qualify for the Open or Restricted awards, they're in the running to win a scholarship (varying amounts from $1,000 to $5,000). Non-student users can sign up for a free Voter account to help narrow down the selection of candidates who will earn scholarship money.

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