ETHS sophomores get taste of college life

One hundred Evanston Township High School sophomores will get a taste of what college is like Thursday when they spend the entire day at  Northwestern University during the first Kits&[email protected] program.

Many of the high school students are the first in their family to consider attending college.

NU President Morton Schapiro and ETHS Superintendent Eric Weatherspoon will speak to the group during the noon hour. And the rest of the day they'll attend a variety of classes and special events around campus.

At the Technological Institute, Northwestern students will talk to them about design work. They'll sit in on a class on culture offered by the Department of African American Studies. They'll attend a writing seminar and an introduction to journalism session, sponsored by Medill.

They will go backstage in the theater department and meet Northwestern theater students. They will attend a talk about college and admissions offered by the the admissions office. They'll take a trivia quiz about Northwestern and college, given by Northwestern athletes.

And they will get a feel for resident dining when they eat lunch at Elder Hall.

All of the high school students will participate in a walking tour of campus. Northwestern students will guide the high school students from one building to another during the day.

Norris Bookstore will provide purple backpacks with both Northwestern and ETHS logos, notebooks, pens and a t-shirt imprinted, Kits&[email protected]

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