Finding Success in the 21st century By: Sandra Pejic
On Friday, March 3, 2017, the entire seventh-grade class took a field trip to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to learn about opportunities available to graduating seniors. Half of the students traveled to the campus on Morgantown Road, and half of the students traveled to the Transpark campus.
Finding success in the 21st Century is part of the BGJHS College and Career Readiness (CCR) program at Bowling Green Junior High and is sponsored by the Counseling Department and the Youth Services Center. Students are encouraged by their teachers to strive for success.
“Education is important in the future,” said Emma Bridges, a seventh grader at BGJHS.
Teachers often tell their students that education is important and that students need to take their education seriously.
“We know what other choices we have and what colleges we can go to,” said Emma.
“It really showed them the options that they had and different opportunities that are available,” said Shawn Quinn, a seventh-grade teacher.
Some students stress about going to a college with their friends, and sometimes they can’t, but this helped the students know their options and what college would be best for them based on what they want to do in the future. This experience gave them reassurance.