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Junior ambassadors spend college day at CACC

Published 12:08pm Thursday, January 31, 2013

Jim Pearson students got a chance to go to college.

The Central Alabama Community College Ambassadors gave kindergarten through 2nd grade students in Jim Pearson’s Ambassador Club an opportunity to experience college for a day Tuesday.

“We designed a college day for them,” said Brett Pritchard, CACC communications director. “They got a chance to see what our ambassadors here at the college do, and they got to see a variety of different classes, academic and technical, that we have here at Central Alabama Community College.”

Jim Pearson students got a chance to throw for a radar gun with the CACC baseball and softball programs, experience a chemistry and biology lab and learn about CACC’s 3-D animation program and robotics lab.

“It’s great for them to see at a young age what a college is,” Pritchard said. “Maybe this will give them a goal at early age.”

Jalen Golatte, a CACC ambassador, said he enjoyed watching students see new things.

“It was fun being around kids and seeing them have new experiences,” Golatte said.

CACC ambassador Holland Jones said her favorite part of the day was getting a chance to get to know Jim Pearson’s ambassadors.

“I enjoyed being there with them,” Jones said. “I got a chance to talk to them, and they were so excited.”

Pritchard said CACC hopes to make the college day an annual tradition.

“It’s important for kids, even if they’re only in kindergarten through second grade, to know how important school is,” Pritchard sad. “They’re building a foundation there. They’re learning and growing every day they go to school – just like our students do.”