More than 400 local 8th graders visited Pierce College Fort Steilacoom March 27 to experience a bit of college life firsthand, and learn about what it takes to be a successful student.
The event brought together representatives from local colleges who spent time interacting with students and sharing insights about the importance of higher education.
This high-energy, popular event encourages 8th graders to take control and make the best use of their high school experience. The program is aimed to help students develop the mindset that they will attend college.
The Pierce College Dean of Business and Social Science Sachi Horback opened the event with an inspirational talk about the importance of higher education. Students learned about ways to pay for college, as well as the things they can do now to better prepare themselves for higher education.
Highline College Director of Community Engagement Rashad Norris entertained and encouraged students to take advantage of the opportunity to learn what it takes to do well in college.
“You should never be upset that someone is trying to talk to you about college,” he said to the audience. “You should only be upset if nobody tries to talk to you about higher education.”
Students attended separate group sessions designed to help students understand how a higher education degree or certificate impacts their future earning power and lifestyle.
This annual event is held at Pierce College in collaboration with The Washington Council for High School-College Relations.
Story reprinted, with permission, from Pierce News website.