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UCEC Students Visit Campbell and NC State Universities

Students pose in front of the Campbell University "Fighting Camel."

Each year, Union County Early College offers students in each grade level the opportunity to visit college campuses. On Thursday, October 10, 2013, a group of our 12th and 13th grade students took a college trip to Campbell University and North Carolina State University, accompanied Ms. McFadden, school counselor; Ms. Coppedge, student data manager; and Ms. Baumgarndner, a parent volunteer.

The first stop to Campbell University started off with lunch on campus in one of the dining halls, followed by a guided campus tour and information session about admissions and more. Next, students left Campbell to head to North Carolina State University. There students had a chance to tour the campus lead by an alumna of Early College and hear about an exciting internship opportunity at the university.

Students really enjoyed the trip and are looking forward to next year's college visit. When ask to comment about the trip the students responded: “I think college trips are very important and that our school should keep doing them because it helps students see new colleges that they might have never considered before until they took this college trip. It also gives students a chance to ask college admissions direct questions that apply to that college specifically or more general questions.” “I had a lot of fun and learned a lot. Thank you for making the trip happen!” “This was an awesome trip!”

“I had no interest in applying to any private schools prior to this trip, mostly due to funding. Had I not visited NC State, I would have never considered applying there. I am now interested in learning more about scholarship opportunities and financial aid plans, because I have a high interest in attending that particular school.” “Thank you for the opportunity! I had a great time and really enjoyed the tour at NC State!” “I had a wonderful time on this trip, thank you!”

Written by: Taletha Reyes, school counselor
Posted: Oct 17, 2013 by Sylvia Roldan

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