ARS Girls Head Off to College for this year’s college week.
September 23-27 was the Ann Richards school’s annual College Week, featuring a college fair, college t-shirt day, and plenty of college visits. The week is a way for ARS students to make college more of a reality, rather than just a faraway idea.
Each day there would be some sort of college-related activity for the students to participate in, ranging from fun to serious, these activities helped students learn more about college and get excited about it.
“I would encourage students to look at the outcomes of a school, and how likely it is that you’ll be able to get a job or into grad school afterwards.” said Lizzie Elston (Abeline Christian University Admissions Counselor) at Monday’s high school college fair, “College visits are also very important and help you get a feel for the school. Outcomes and college visits are my top suggestions.”
Lizzie Elston was just one of the many representatives that came to ARS on Monday for the mini college fair. There were 35 colleges reps from all over the U.S.–with the exception of the University of Glasgow–available for the students to ask questions and learn more about what each school was like (see list at the end of article).
“I liked hearing about all the interesting traditions A&M has,” said junior, Erin Simons, “because it made A&M more than just another public university in Texas.”
Instead of the colleges coming to ARS again, each grade level also visited a different Texas college on Wednesday. 6th and 10th grade visited the University of Texas, 7th went to Texas State University, 8th traveled to Baylor University, 9th went to St. Edward’s University or Southwestern, 11th visited Texas A&M University, and the Seniors went to visit a college on their own. They learned about everything from the food at the schools, to the majors, and a whole lot in between.
“I really enjoyed visiting UT and College t-shirt Day was really great too. It was nice to wear my Georgetown t-shirt and I loved asking other people about the colleges on their t-shirts as well,” said sophomore, Meredith Oldham, on Friday of College Week.
The week was brought to a close with the students showing off some college spirit in their favorite college t-shirts and jeans. The 8th graders went even further though, taking their Baylor pride to the next level with the whole grade decked out in green Baylor tee’s.
Abilene Christian University
The University of Alabama
The George Washington University
University of Glasgow
University of Houston
Louisiana State University
Michigan State University
University of North Texas
University of North Texas Engineering
Sam Houston State University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Southern Methodist University
St. Edward’s University
St. Mary’s University of San Antonio
University of St. Thomas
Tarleton State University
Texas A&M University
Texas Lutheran University
Texas State University
Texas Tech University
Texas Woman’s University
The University of Texas, Austin
The University of Texas, Dallas
University of the Incarnate Word
Worcester Polytechnic Institute