On Friday November 22nd, 23 Clarkston High School freshmen made the 30 mile trip to the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. This was the first trip that freshmen were given the choice to attend. In middle school all students were included on trips to Lewis-Clark State College and Washington State University. This was also the first trip to a college campus for freshmen this year (aside from freshmen AVID campus visits). Clarkston tutor Kate Anderson did the planning for this trip and was accompanied by Site Director Pat Sobotta and Lead Tutor Jane Ann Brewer. Students arrived at the University of Idaho at 9:30am and the trip began with a tour of the campus. These Clarkston students got to see the Student Union Building, the Commons, the Library, and a few classroom buildings.
After the tour students got to choose from four different tracks to attend, included in this was a presentation by the College of Natural Resources, a theatre presentation, and a science demonstration. Each lasted 45 minutes and was a hands-on, participation required production – perfect for high school freshmen. Students then got to experience lunch on campus at “Bob’s Place” eating amongst current students who had not yet left for Thanksgiving break. After lunch was another round of presentations, some remaining the same, some new ones including the College of Engineering and the art department. It was then time to head back to CHS to catch buses home or attend sports practices. For their first choice trip this was a great one for Clarkston High School Freshmen.