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LCHS students get taste of college life
Liberty County High School students who toured college campuses to experience life on campus pose outside Valdosta State University. - photo by Photo provided.

Liberty County High School students took advantage of winter holidays by visiting three universities: Valdosta State, Albany State and Georgia Southwestern State.

Last semester, LCHS students toured Augusta University, Fort Valley State University and Paine College.

The tours afforded the students an opportunity to learn about college life. Students also met with college students and professors, and heard about academic majors, admissions, on-campus living and extracurricular activities.

Trip organizer and LCHS biology teacher Jarvis McArthur said visiting campuses gives students a chance to envision themselves as a part of the student body. Also, socializing with former LCHS students attending those universities enhances their aspirations of attending college.

Here are some quotes from students who attended the tour:

"It was my first time being on a college campus, so the experience really helped me understand what I should be looking for in a university." — Carl Brown, junior.

"The college trip was absolutely amazing. Taking a tour of the colleges gives you an opportunity to experience something you can’t get online." — Lya Mummert, junior.

"Due to the tour, I added a new university to my list of colleges I would like to attend after graduation." — Aleesha Harrington, junior.

"My experience was great, and I hope that our next trip will be to the universities in the metro Atlanta area." — Devon Golden, junior.

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