The array of college tour trips for Russellville High School students started off on the right foot! On the last day of August, the Juniors and Seniors traveled to Bowling Green and toured Western Kentucky University’s campus. They arrived at the college that morning and met their charismatic tour guide. After introductions, she gave the group a full experience of the campus’ architecture. They visited the Recreation center where college students have an enormous gymnasium to engage in a multitude of physical activities and the Preston center workout facility which is connected to the gym. One of the college’s unique attributes is the center’s services are free to use which includes such things as checking out kayaks. Next, the students saw the tallest building in Bowling Green, the Pearce-Ford Tower, which is an all-girls dormitory. Throughout the day, they went inside the Gary A. Ransdell Hall, Mass Media Technology Hall, Music Hall, and had the opportunity to go inside a model dorm. They received a surprise when RHS Alumni, Ashlee Gilbert, entered the lobby of her dorm and saw all the friendly faces from home. Before the tour came to an end, the students assembled inside a conference room where the Admissions Counselor gave an instructional presentation that covered college admission, scholarships, and held a Q & A session. Each student walked away with a booklet that summed up all the information from the tour. After a successful day of college preparation, the group said their goodbyes and left to reward themselves at the Greenwood Mall food court. The students were well-behaved and are eagerly exuberant for the college tours in the upcoming months.
(Article and pictures by Matthew Williams)