2013-10-19 / The Bullhorn

Freshman Bulldogs off to college

By Messiah Moore
Bullhorn Report er

On Wednesday, Oct. 23 the Roxboro Community School (RCS) guidance department will host an educational tour for the ninth-grade class to visit the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The trip will consist of a one-hour informational session with an admissions representative, a one hour and 15-minute guided tour of the campus, and lastly, lunch in the Ram’s Head dining hall.

The guidance department believes that this trip will help students see what is expected of them on a collegiate level and that students need to start early in high school to build good study habits.

RCS guidance counselor Justin Bettendorf said, “A benefit of RCS being a smaller school is that each grade level is smaller, and we can do trips like this.”

Bettendorf said that if this trip goes well, it will set a precedent for other, multi-day college tour field trips. Bettendorf has high hopes that students who are in ninth-grade this year will have visited four different colleges by their senior year.

“These trips will show students what they can achieve with a little perseverance and hard work,” said Bettendorf.

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