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High school students to get taste of college life at upcoming event

1/28/2011 —

Roughly 35 students from William Allen High School's Latino Leadership club will visit Penn State Lehigh Valley to ask questions about the college experience and attend a class from 8:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 10 at the campus in Center Valley. The event will be hosted by the campus' Business Society with help from Alianza Latina (Latin Alliance club).


"As a high school student, you don't always know what to expect when you start college," says Sam Greene '13, president of the Business Society. "We thought this event would be a great opportunity for the Allen students to not only sit in on a college-level course, but also get helpful information from students who have recently made the transition from high school to college."


The morning's activities will begin with a welcome by Greene and Ann Williams, chancellor of Penn State Lehigh Valley, in room 135. At 9:15 a.m. the students will break into groups to visit one of five classes in subjects including English, communication, sociology, and psychology. At 10:40 a.m., the groups will return to room 135 for a student panel discussion and admissions/financial aid information, which will be followed by lunch and leadership and team building exercises.


For more information, please contact University Relations at 610-285-5067 or e-mail aag18@psu.edu.

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