A group of Greenville High School sophomores listen to a Wright State
tour guide during a campus visit on April 17.
sophomores visit Wright State University
April 20, 2012
(Greenville) The newly-formed College Club at Greenville High School
took its first campus visit to Wright State University this week.
About 50 GHS sophomores arrived on campus Tuesday, April 17, ate lunch
in the Student Union, attended a session on college admissions, and
then toured the main campus.
“I’ve never been on a college campus before, so I didn’t know what to
expect,” one GHS sophomore commented.
He was not alone.
Before departing for Wright State, GHS Counselor Becky Curtis asked how
many students had visited Wright State. Only six students raised their
One student commented how the college visit is helping her explore her
choices on campuses. She’d been on a small campus before, but not one
as large as Wright State.
The Greenville High School College Club, a joint effort between the GHS
Guidance Office and Bridges to College, is designed to educate high
school students about college. The club had a kick-off meeting for
parents in February.
Earlier this month, students attended a lunch seminar where a Sinclair
Community College admissions representative explained the difference
between community colleges and universities, the different types of
degrees, admissions and financing college.
Students who attended the lunch seminar could then sign up for a
college visit to Wright State University.
“We want to make students aware of the many educational options after
high school,” GHS Counselor Becky Curtis said. “We also want them to
know what classes and admissions tests they need to take if they plan
to go to college.”
“So many times, I work with high school seniors who are trying to play
catch-up in the college admissions process,” said Beth Sears, Bridges
to College executive director. “The College Club is one more way to
educate and prepare students for college.”
Sears accompanied GHS counselors Curtis, Krista Subler and Matt Sutter
on the trip.
After the campus visit, the students met at the high school and
discussed their impressions of the day and what colleges they might
want to visit in the future.
Curtis said that the College Club will have more lunch seminars and
campus visits in the fall.
Tuesday’s campus visit was funded through a grant from the Greenville