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A Farewell to Jon Reider, Director of College Counseling

Every weekday since 2000, UHS's Director of College Counseling Jon Reider has awakened at 5:30 a.m., conducted his morning routine, and set off for University High School from his home in Redwood City. Most trips to and from school have included a student or two who lives to the south, from Woodside to the Mission District. As of this morning, his car's odometer reads 321,000 miles—a unit of measure he monitors closely. 

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