On Friday, February 13th AVID students from River View High School and Finley Middle School journeyed to Richland, WA to visit the WSU Tri-Cities campus and the WSU College of Nursing at WSU Tri-Cities building. The trip had been planned as a partnership between GEAR UP at RVHS and FMS Administration. Thirty-three AVID students ranging in grade from 7th to 10th, three GEAR UP staff members, the RVHS AVID teacher Mr. Hogg, and the FMS Principal/AVID District Director Mr. Harrington were in attendance for the trip.
The first stop of the day was the WSUTC main campus. Here the group was treated to an Admissions presentation and PowerPoint that explained the process of getting into college at WSU. This included information on what WSU looks for in students, including: GPA, classes taken, and test scores. The presenters also talked about the admissions process, which includes; applying to the school, applying for scholarships and probably most important, applying for the FAFSA.
After the presentation, the kids were able to hear from a professor at WSU- Tri-Cities, Allan Felsot. He is a professor in the Chemistry department and spoke to the students about the importance of science and how it connects to the world. He also made sure the students understood how important it is to read and stay current with the news. He was very entertaining and kept the students engaged for the thirty minutes he spoke.
The day ended with a stop at the WSUTC nursing building where the students took a short tour of the classrooms and then heard from a student panel filled with year 1 & 2 nursing students. The nursing students talked about college in general and about the nursing program and had nothing but great things to say about the school and their experiences. At the end of the student pan
Overall the trip went really well and GEAR UP would like to thank WSUTC and everyone involved who helped make the trip a success.el the students participated in a nursing themed word scramble and winners received WSU prizes and candy.