College trips with High Rocks

The Pocahontas Times

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Attending college or university is a big decision that most students will make. So many factors go into choosing a school and at High Rocks we think that the best way to decide if college is for you is to visit a few. We love helping students experience and explore colleges and universities through our college trips. Our college trips integrate a variety of aspects that are important to the college experience, including visiting the campus, meeting students, and learning about the community.

We offer three-to-four college trips throughout the school year. Each year we base our trips on students’ interests and feedback. Our college trips are one weekend long and we visit anywhere from two-to-three colleges in an area. We explore the campus, take tours, eat in the cafeteria, attend presentations, speak with students and advisors and most importantly we give the students opportunities to ask lots of questions. On several occasions we visit High Rocks Alums at their colleges. Our alums help us connect to the college on a more personal level, giving us tours of their favorite places, talking about college life, and the community. This past year we have visited four different states and 10 colleges or universities, including West Virginia University, Berea College, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Chatham University, Shepherd College, Roanoke College, Bridgewater College, and James Madison University.

Our college trips are open to girls, 7th to 12th grade. If you know a girl that would be interested in participating in a college trip or joining High Rocks or would like more information about becoming a High Rocks girl, please contact Kendra Taylor at or 304-653-4891. For more information about High Rocks, please visit our website at www.

(Submitted by Marlyn McClendon, Community Outreach Coordinator, High Rocks for Girls)

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