Communities in Schools Eighth Graders Tour Nash Community College

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Nash Community College recently hosted approximately 50 eighth graders from the Tar River Academy, Parker and Edwards Middle Schools as part of a College Prep Tour. The students are participants in the Communities in Schools College Access Program which identifies students, beginning in the seventh grade, who show potential for academic success. These students continue through the program until high school graduation. Upon graduation, they receive a last dollar scholarship to continue their education.

The day began with a welcome from NCC President, Dr. Bill Carver and a personal testimony from Associate Dean of Enrollment Management, Dr. Daniel Wilson. Students broke into smaller groups following the opening session to tour several different areas including Nursing, Early Childhood Development, Culinary, Emergency Medical Services, Math and Science, Computer-Integrated Machining, and Criminal Justice.

In the photo, NCC Natural Sciences Professor Reggie Cobb facilitates a microscope lesson.