WHS Students Visit JMU
Twenty –three Waynesboro High School students accompanied by Heather Hanley (WHS Guidance Counselor) and several supportive parents participated in the JMU’s Take a Look Day. This day is devoted to highlighting the campus for diverse high school students from across the state. Students were greeted by Professors Dr. B.J. Bryson (Purple & Gold Connections Program/SOWK) and Dr. Michael Deaton (Professor-in-Residence Program/ISAT) where they spent the morning listening to presentations about the university, the admission process and financial aid.
Students attended presentations on various academic programs and majors including the Social Work Program’s booth that was hosted by Professors Baldwin & Hyong along with social work majors Danielle Hagedoorn, Courtenay Craven, Shannon Spadt, Lauren Orndorff, and Jaclyn Smith.
This was followed by campus tours and lunch at East Campus Dining Hall with Youth Empowerment class members Theresa Ruggiero, Casey Gilligan, Megan Nibley, Sabrina Plummer and Rashaunda Jackson. WHS students spoke to other social work or family study minor students including JMU Soccer team member Damien Brayboy who shared soccer tips with a WHS soccer team member and with T’Airra Belcher and AJ Parker sharing their participation in Greek organizations on campus. The day ended with an organization fair and presentations from campus groups such as the Chinese Student Association, the Hip Hop Dance Club, and various Greek organizations illustrating stepping. Special thanks to all who greeted and shared time with WHS students.