Lin-Wood Sixth Graders Visit PSU as Part of Kids2College Program

April 16th, 2014 by blyndes

PSU Meteorology Professor Eric Hoffman, right, explains weather-related scientific information to Lin-Wood Public School sixth-graders as part of the Kids2College program. The Lin-Wood students visited PSU April 16.

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – What do you want to be when you grow up?  Nearly 30 Lin-Wood, N.H., Public School sixth-graders considered that age-old question April 16 when they visited Plymouth State University as part of the Kids2College program.

Sponsored by the Sallie Mae Fund, a student loan program, Kids2 College highlights the value and accessibility of a higher education to young people. Gail Carr, Director of Continuing Education at PSU’s Division of Online and Continuing Studies , said the University embraces the program.

“I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for elementary school students in this area to come to a University setting and be able to ask some questions about higher education,” Carr said.

Some of the highlights of the day included a tour of the campus, a visit to the library, the Welcome Center and Ice Arena, a meteorology lab, art studio and financial aid. Lin-Wood teacher Kristie Morris believes the students gain a lot from the program.

“Being able to walk around campus  and see all the different things that it has to offer gives them an idea about what college life would be like; thinking about what kind of degree they might want and all that goes into it,” Morris said.

“I think it’s really cool we get to see what the school has to offer, because I really didn’t know what happened here,” said student Delaney Pickering said. “Since I started the Kids2College program I started thinking about college and what I wanted to do; I knew I wanted to be a teacher but I never really thought about it until now.”

“I’ve thought about computer engineering–building computers, stuff like that,” noted student Chase Drouin. “This gives me a better idea of what’s needed and what kind of classes you should take.”

This is the sixth year of the program linking Lin-Wood students and PSU; Lin-Wood is the only school in the state of New Hampshire to participate in the Kids2 College program.

For more information about this release, contact PSU Media Relations Mgr. Bruce Lyndes at 603-535-2775.

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