Some high school students know exactly where they see themselves attending college but for most, there is no magic formula for finding the right fit. For four days over spring break, 15 King students and two faculty visited nine colleges, seven memorials, and two museums; took a photo at the White House; met six King alum; and logged over 35 miles of walking! That should help narrow down the search a bit.
The tour kicked off in Washington, D.C., where the group visited Newseum, took a tour at George Washington University campus, and explored the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
The next day started with a guided tour of Georgetown University before doing more sightseeing at the FDR Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the WWII Memorials, the Washington Monument, and took a photo outside the White House. Later the group visited American University for an information session and campus tour. The group was happy to to chat with King alum Cameron Burns '15 who is currently attending the University.
King alum Tevin Cummings '12 met with the group when they arrived at the University of Virginia, and Tommy Conheeney '15 and Kaitlyn Goodfellow '15 greeted the students at the University of Richmond.
Alums Jenny Faig '13 and Devon Johnson '13 were excited to meet King students when they arrived at Elon University the following morning. Later that day the group toured Wake Forest University before visiting the Natural Museum of History and going bowling that evening.
After breakfast the next day, students had an information session at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. After learning about the school, the group received a private tour of the UNC basketball facilities, which included the office of the Head Coach and the recruiting room! For the final stop of the college tour, the group headed to Durham to see Duke University before heading back home to Connecticut.
King students had a wonderful time and were very engaged throughout the tour. The group was thankful that they gained valuable insight into the college admission process, visited some top schools, and had memorable experiences at the nation's greatest landmarks.