UNC splash opportunity

By Courtney Snow - For The Tribune and Yadkin Ripple

BOONVILLE — As the school year comes to a close, many students are anxious to find out information on colleges and campus activities. Starmount students have signed up for college field trips, but the UNC Splash camp offers more than just a trip.

This visit is organized so that high-school students can take many different classes on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The other unique factor is that the college students are the ones teaching the classes. With a small fee of $15, high school students can attend this camp, lunch included, to learn about course material. Starmount guidance counselors are working hard to organize the trip for their students.

One of the faculty members, Jon Sheets, said, “It would give the high school student a good opportunity to see how college classes are presented and how they differentiate from their normal high school classes. Students need to be shown how the course pace is and step out of their comfort zone.”

His daughter, who is now in Hamburg, Germany, touring many college campuses, was involved in different summer programs to discover her interests and desired major. Without the help of college programs, it would have been very difficult for her to adjust in this recent venture of out the states. Preparation for college should always be taken into consideration during a student’s high school career, before the student steps into the college world.

Courtney Snow is a member of the Starmount High School Journalism Club.

By Courtney Snow

For The Tribune and Yadkin Ripple

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