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Wildwood Middle School students visit Shepherd University

November 30, 2009

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - On Nov. 6, more than 90 Wildwood Middle School seventh-graders visited Shepherd University for a campus tour, lunch and recreational activities.

Students earned the right to participate in the trip based on their academic success and good citizenship in the first grading period.

The purpose of the trip was to encourage and motivate students to value their public school education, and to inspire them to begin thinking about college and university study after high school.

Students learned about the Promise Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship program designed to make college affordable to all qualified West Virginia students, and the various degree programs at Shepherd University.

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Andrew Booth, a seventh-grader, said he was "impressed with the hospitality of Shepherd University" and liked meeting Shepherd students.

Marissa Hovey said she "really had a lot of fun there. The tour guide was nice and the lunch was good."

Sara Knotts especially liked the Contemporary Arts and Theater building and she echoed the thoughts of Bailey Dillow who said that she was "amazed that Shepherd offers so much and I might want to go to college here."

The visit was made possible with the support of the Shepherd University Admissions Department and Shannon Zimmerman, assistant director of admissions.

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