Upshur County high school students spent the day visiting Davis & Elkins College

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More than 500 freshman and sophomore students from Buckhannon-Upshur High School visited Davis & Elkins College campus to get a leg up on post-graduation plans.

Students were divided into six groups and attended activities designed to give a unique view of campus curriculum choices. 

“As a freshman and sophomore you are starting to think about where you want to go to school at and the things you want to do,” said Buckhannon-Upshur High School History Teacher Lucas Stalnaker. “As they are participating and going through high school and now they have an idea of what is here at Davis & Elkins College.”

Different departments, including psychology, criminology, sports science, business, art and theatre showed off what they could offer students and how to make the most of the college experience.

“The College is a microcosm of the real world.  The number of possible majors that a student could partake in or the classes that a student could partake in, while they are deciding what their major is going to be, gives them the opportunity to try some things out,” said Assistant Art Professor Michael Doig.

“Instead of just being a student, you are actually being toured; you’re getting to talk to different professors and students that go to this school,” continued Stalnaker.

Students toured the campus, attended lectures and got the opportunity to interact with professors giving them an in-depth look at campus life.

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