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Partnership Gives Middle School Students a College Preview

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

30 students from Chadbourn Middle School during a four-week college immersion programIn partnership with Columbus County Schools, the Watson College of Education hosted a four-week college immersion program for 30 students from Chadbourn Middle School. WCE Outreach and the Betty Holden Stike Education Laboratory supported the project, in which rising seventh, eighth and ninth graders explored career opportunities, experienced college life, and conducted individual research with college tutors. 

“This project is an amazing experience for all of the students involved, middle schoolers and college students alike,” remarked Brian Brinkley, director of the Ed Lab.  “The middle school students begin to think about career choices and see themselves going to college.  And Watson College students see the incredible impact they have as teachers in the lives of the children they serve.” 

This marks the third year that Columbus County Schools has funded the Watson College/Chadbourn Middle School Project with a Race to the Top grant.