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Thu, Jun 19, 2008 -- (View the original USA Today article.)

Subjects: gap year, high school seniors, college, deferred enrollment, counselors, personal enrichment Departments: no departments no departments no departmentsSummary: Worn-out high school seniors are getting fresh encouragement from a range of sources to take a break - a "gap year" - before plunging into college. But to be beneficial, it needs to involve more than rest and relaxation. This spring, high schools in seven metropolitan areas hosted their first gap-year fairs to acquaint students with options for spending a year away from the academic treadmill. (Non-UNT story)

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