To prepare for the future, the junior class will have the opportunity to visit colleges in both the Fall and Spring. The college tour experience began on November 14, as the juniors traveled to the University of South Carolina where they were able to listen to an admissions presentation and were given a tour of the campus, led by a current USC student. Between learning the history of the school and getting a perspective of campus life, students were able to see the difference of going to school in a small community, verses a University that is much bigger.
When asked how the tour impacted her, Junior Katelyn Howard said, "I have been in a small private school my whole life where I know everyone and [am] used to being in a small community. USC was so much different from that, it was so cool to be in the atmosphere of a big university school." This is exactly the experience Academic Counselor Sally Pascutti hoped students would have. She explained, "USC presented an encouraging model of how large universities can be made into smaller communities for individual students. Our tour guide was a Nursing major who shared her experience of learning in an intentional program where students complete clinical rounds, volunteer in the medical field, and study for the nursing licensure exam together. As our tour guide said, 'There are many ways to make a large place feel smaller.'"
Despite the rainy weather and a popped bus tire on the way home, the juniors enjoyed being able to tour a large campus and experience one of the possibilities of what life could look like after high school.