Preview Day At Wallace Community College

Wallace Community College held one of it's Preview Days Friday.

Officials say getting students in as early as possible helps them in the long run with narrowing down course choices.

When it comes to college preparation, there's no time to spare.

"Getting them in here as early as possible really gives them time to really think about what they want to do with their career, instead of waiting til they're seniors and graduation is right upon us and we really don't know what we want to do, so we can get them in here early, get them to thinking about what they want to do," Joe Johnson, Welding Technology Instructor at Wallace Community College.

All different interests were represented at Preview Day.

"Computer science and music," said one student.

"I'm interested in the health science program,"said another student.

"I want to look at criminology and stuff like criminal justice. My dad's a police officer so I want to do that, " says 11th grader Walker Gill.

"I'm actually here to learn a little bit more about their music program and want to know what I have to do to get in, how many credits that I need to actually be in, " says 11th grader Quienna Knight.

With so many options on campus...Students' next question is why Wallace?

Many agreed, location plays a big part in their decision making.

"It's close to where I live, I have easy access to the school and I've known people that went here and they said it was a wonderful place to go," says 10th grader Michelle Long.

"Four of my cousins actually came here and it's a really good school and it's close for me to be home, " says Knight.

"I think it'll be better to kind of stay close to home to begin with and just see, get the feel for a college so not going off to a big college and just be overwhelmed, " says Gill.

An overwhelming feeling, Wallace officials hope to turn into a world of possibilities.

"It's important for us because we live in a more rural community and so it's easier for our schools to come and do a big group function, " says 11th grader Brianne Jones.

"So we know that we always have options to go to so we all know that we don't have to just go with one college that our parents would go to, we all have options that we want to choose from, " says Knight.

There will be another preview day next Friday, February 7th.


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