FJHS Students Attend College for a Day


Nearly two dozen Fulton Junior High School Students recently became Cayuga Community College students for a day.
The inaugural event for seventh- and eighth-graders featured an introduction to college studies, a tour of the college’s Fulton campus, career discussions and a presentation on safety and social media. A favorite breakout session of the day for students included hands-on learning opportunities with animal brains, hearts, lungs and kidneys. Students also engaged in reviewing choices of successful college students during a session where they learned to be masters of self-management.
Janice Scott, resource coordinator of the Fulton Community School initiative, said it is important for junior high school students to have early connections with colleges so they realize there is a purpose for continuing studies beyond junior high and high school. Danielle McMahan, CCC admissions representative, said the exposure to a college campus at a young age will more likely interest students in striving to achieve higher education.
One student in the group said she’s already saving money to attend college.


 
FJHS students pump air into both healthy and blackened lungs to          
experience how hard it would be to make lungs work if someone            
had smoked for some time. They learned about this, and several           
other factors during a recent College for a Day event at Cayuga             
Community College's Fulton campus.                                                   



FJHS student Alexis Barth examines a sheep's heart during a 
recent trip to Cayuga Community College's Fulton campus, during
the College for a Day event.



Students learn about the seven senses during a recent presentation
during College for a Day at Cayuga Community College's Fulton
campus. 
FJHS seventh- and eighth-grade students spent time in
classrooms, toured the facility and asked questions
 related to
higher education.