Photo Credit: Emily Lovell
On Friday April 12, Regis’ chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars invited sixth, seventh, and eighth graders from Skinner Middle School to celebrate March to College Day.
A sizable number of the students who attend Skinner Middle School will be first generation college students, so the purpose of March to College Day as the Vice President of Public Relations Alyssa Gomez put it is, “to show kids that they have the possibility of going to college and that they can find a home here at Regis.” She also added that “It’s important to invest in the education of future generations.”
The middle schoolers arrived shortly after 9:00 am and left around 1:45 pm. In that amount of time, they broke up into smaller groups led by Regis students named after some of NSCS’ core values: knowledge, integrity, service, excellence, leadership, scholarship, and inspire.
They then did a number of different activities around campus. They started off by going to a demonstration put on by different faculty members such as a chemistry experiment with Dr. Chamberlain. She showed them how putting different elements in a flame changes its color, set off the fire alarm in the process, and thrilled the students.
Next, the student leaders of each group gave the middle schoolers a tour around campus. After the tour, the middle schoolers had lunch in the Main Café. When they were done with lunch, they went to a student panel where they could ask current Regis students about what college life is like. Then, they went to the Field House where they learned more about the Athletics Program and played trivia.