Throughout a child’s education, college is often mentioned and encouraged. Unfortunately, very few students understand what it means to go to “college.” Last Friday, Riverbend third graders went to college, visiting Western Carolina University for Education Day. The goal of the field trip was to foster the idea and desire to attend college after finishing high school. Many students have never been on a college campus. The experience has expanded our students’ background knowledge. Students were able to walk around campus to learn more about what college is all about. They also had the opportunity to watch the WCU Lady Catamounts basketball team as they faced Brevard College. We are sure their positive attitudes and excitement helped WCU beat Brevard College 68-60. By visiting WCU, seeing the campus, and watching the players, the students got an idea of what college life is really about. Our students left excited about their future education.

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