Area 7th-grade classes receive grant to visit local colleges

Upshur

A statewide organization is offering middle school students the opportunity to get an early start on their hunt for a college.

Middle schools like Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School received a grant from the Education Alliance to allow 7th-grade classes the chance to visit a nearby state school to learn more about education after high school.

School staff said that’s a good age for kids to begin to think about their future.

“They’re going to take a campus tour that day, they’re going to meet with the academic success department and they’re going to be talked to about study habits and organizational skills.  And then they’re going to talk to a panel of first-generation college students,” said B-UMS Principal Renee Warner.

A total of 25 middle schools around the state received these grants, including three other schools in North Central West Virginia.

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