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An essay-writing workshop sponsored by St. Clair County RESA’s Blue Water College Access Network drew dozens of local high school students to the RESA Conference Center and Administration Building last week. Instructors from RESA and several county schools offered ideas on what college admission offices are looking for in student essays. They also critiqued student work and encouraged students on ways to put their best foot forward. According to St. Clair County RESA, the Blue Water Middle College Access Network is committed to helping students and their families prepare for college or other opportunities after high school. Established in 2008 as KnowHow2GO, the BWCAN is St. Clair County’s Local College Access Network. Comprised of community leaders, the group is committed to building a college-going culture and to increase college readiness, participation, and completion rates within the Blue Water Area. Collectively, BW CAN has helped over 30,000 local students find their path to post-secondary education and increased the number of students attending college after high school.