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JROTC Trip To St. Augustine

April 16, 2014
By Donald Clark of Greene Central High School



By T.J. Edwards                  

The Greene Central JROTC juniors and seniors traveled to St. Augustine University for a visit on February 28th.

“The trip was to show the students what kind of university St. Augustine is and provide them with the chance to view a smaller college to help them see what being at a smaller college feels like,” First Sergeant Dennis Bottoms explained.

St. Augustine offers majors in Business & Technology, Applied Health & Medical Sciences, Liberal Arts & Education, Military Science, Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering, Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Psychology. “After the trip, I am thinking about applying to S.A.U. I was really excited when they told me that military science was one of their most popular majors,” said senior Jamar Jones. 

A lot of the students were in favor of the fact that St. Augustine was a smaller college than most others in North Carolina and that all the teachers know each student by name. 

“St. Augustine showed us the benefits of attending a small college because all of your professors know you personally, instead of just seeing you as a student sitting in a classroom like you would be seen at a bigger college,” senior Tamira Campbell stated.

A lot of students’ eyes were opened from this experience of visiting St. Augustine; it provided them with a wider variety of college choices.

Students arrived at 10:00 am and met with the counselors in the on-campus chapel, and listened to a speech from every counselor about the benefits of being a student at St. Augustine.

“They allowed us to ask questions about the different majors, sports, and stuff. The seniors and juniors split up and took a hour and a half long tour. We saw their library and the outside of the dorms," senior Jamar Jones stated.

The trip to St. Augustine really helped some students decide where they want to spend their next four years. Senior Tavon Hunter started out thinking about attending Winston-Salem State University, and after the trip he decided that St. Augustine was the place for him.

 


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