Ephrata GEAR UP hosted a campus visit to Eastern Washington University. On November 6th about 35 students including the AVID class from OVP III gave up a half day at school to attend an informative college campus visit at Eastern. Students were thrilled to hear about the amazing programs at Eastern and see the campus for the first time. Two former EHS graduates that attend Eastern also met the group to say hi and offer words of wisdom and encouragement. This was a great experience for the sophomores who have a ways to go before they enroll. Seeing someone that they know in attendance made the possibility of college for them seem that much more attainable. The students were led on a tour of the campus including a tour of the impressive fitness center and Roos Field which was a highlight. The group was able to eat at the Tawanka dining hall where they enjoyed great food and loved the choices. The visit was capped off by a rousing admissions presentation delivered by Lakeisha Jones. She was a captivating, funny, and motivational speaker that had the students clamoring to get their picture taken with her after it was finished. The trip was a huge success and the best visit that Ephrata has had at Eastern due to the outstanding professionals on staff there. Future Eagles were made that day!