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Warrensburg-Latham High School senior Megan Olinger has already made plans for after graduation.

"But I just want to see more options," said Olinger, who wants to transfer to Southern Illinois University after completing an associate degree at Richland Community College.

Olinger and about 50 other area high school students attended College Signing Day on April 24 at Richland Community College to learn about those other choices and celebrate the decisions they have already made.

The event is part of the nationwide Better Make Room campaign introduced in 2015 by former First Lady Michelle Obama to encourage students to continue their education after high...