Earlier this spring, Lowry sophomores toured the University of Nevada Reno for a day to get a taste of college life and prepare them for the future.
Approximately 80 students and chaperones split between two buses and departed Lowry High first thing in the morning, headed west.
When the group arrived, they were introduced to the UNR admissions process and available academic opportunities by recruiter Quentin Owens, followed by a tour of the campus led by UNR student ambassadors. The students were given lunch at the Down Under Cafe on campus.
The trip was sponsored by the Humboldt Development Authority, who also purchased two iPads to be raffled off after the trip; lunch was provided for all attendees. Sophomores Diego Alanis and Araceli Ruiz were the lucky winners of the raffle.
Earlier in the year, the entire sophomore class heard from two Lowry alumni about the directions they took after high school and words of wisdom gained from the lessons they learned. As part of the career exploration program at Lowry, the entire sophomore class also took the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).
The HDA also sponsored the Explore Your Future program previously and approximately 94 students toured the UNR campus last year.
“Our greatest hope with this program is that you will start thinking about your future and realize that you have many attainable opportunities and those can be provided to you through education after high school,” said event organizer and HDA board member Andree Rose. “There are many different journeys toward education available to you and many ways to finance it and you are more fortunate than most with the opportunities in Nevada.”