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Jr. High Students Visit Wayne State

Tuesday, October 3rd, the Leigh Jr. High students had a great opportunity to take a college visit to Wayne. Mr. Seth Cash and Mr. Andrew Bachman were sponsors of this trip and went to the college with the kids. The students were able to learn many things from the Wayne State College admissions counselor and visit many areas on campus. 

The admissions counselor explained to the students the difference between high school and college students and the comparisons between the two. The Jr. High students also learned briefly about the cost of college and the difference between private, state, community colleges, and universities. 

 Following the information that the admissions counselor shared, the kids were split up in groups to go tour the campus. They toured the Conn Library, Bowen Dorm, the student center, both upper and lower cafeterias, football field, and the student Rec Center. Students from Wayne were actually the ones who gave our junior high students the tour. After the tour, the kids were brought back to where they started and were able to ask questions. 

Mr. Seth Cash said, “I think this was a great opportunity for our junior high students to get an idea of what might be in their future.  It is never too early to be thinking about your future and what options are out there. As a graduate of Wayne State, I enjoyed visiting campus and seeing how things have changed and improved since my time there.  Thank you to Mrs. Gall for setting up this trip and coordinating the visit.”

Mr. Andrew Bachman said, “The visit to Wayne State gave our junior high kids a unique chance to see a college campus at a young age. If nothing else, I hope this experience opens their eyes to look into different colleges to find the right fit for them as individuals.” 

7th Grader Wyatt Eisenmann said, “The trip was a great thing for my class and the 8th graders to go to, and I learned that saving up for college early is the best.”