Tribal students visit MSU campus 12-10-15

Joseph V. Sowmick - December 15, 2015

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer accompanied the SCIT K-12 Education Program as they took an entourage down to Spartan Country on Dec. 10.  The visit was coordinated by SCIT Higher Education College Vocational Recruitment & Support Specialist Betsey Alonzo and MSU Residence Education and Housing Services Outreach Coordinator Ken W. Horne, Jr. 


Students from Mt. Pleasant High School who made the visit included Simone Bigford, Sadie Fuller, Ethan Hunt, Milan Quigno-Grundahl, Alexander Rautanen, Dajia Shinos and Grant Trepanier.  Shepherd High School students included Sedona Mejia, India Perez, Taylor Seegraves, Joseph Sineway and Abbey Sura.


The student entourage had Alonzo and SCIT Youth Achievement Advisor Marta Escamilla serve as chaperones.


Marta Escamilla, SCIT Youth Achievement Advisor for the Shepherd District, believes taking Tribal students on college campus tours are important.   “The kids need to know what their options are.  Sometimes the kids need help with the steps of applying for colleges, knowing what needs to be done or knowing who to talk to,” Escamilla explains.  “The K-12 Department being able to set up visits with different colleges will help lead them in the right direction.” 



A full story of the MSU campus visit will be featured in the January 2016 issue of the Tribal Observer.

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