FJHS 7th graders visit CCC for a day


Fulton Junior High School seventh-graders learned that it’s never too early to go to college.
 
The students spent one day immersing themselves in the Cayuga Community College experience during a recent full-day visit to the Fulton campus. Dr. Robert Humphrey, Division Chair and professor of biology at CCC, offered welcoming remarks before students were handed CCC goodie bags on their way to various breakout sessions. The seventh-graders learned about drawing with code, criminal justice, learning their own strengths and interests, a variety of writing styles, social media footprints, the threat of diseases and things that transmit them and planning for a successful life. A hands-on science demonstration in the biology lab was the most popular session, as students were able to handle sheep and cow hearts and see the difference between a healthy and smoke-damaged lung.
 
The day served as a glimpse into one of several pathways students could pursue following high school graduation. They left the day with a clear message: it’s never too earn to look ahead to their future.
 
Next month, it’s the eighth-graders’ turn as they will head to SUNY Oswego to explore higher education opportunities.


Charlie Stoutenger, FJHS seventh-grader, examines a
diseased lung that has been exposed to smoke, during a visit
to a biology classroom during a recent visit to Cayuga
Community College in Fulton.