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Austin Peay State University hosts more than 700 third-graders for ‘Ready to Gov’

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU) 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) welcomed more than 700 third-grade students from the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) in an effort to introduce the children to higher education opportunities and their local college campus.

More than 700 Clarksville-Montgomery County School System third-graders visited Austin Peay State University recently on “Ready to Gov” Day to introduce the children to higher education and to their local university campus.

More than 700 Clarksville-Montgomery County School System third-graders visited Austin Peay State University recently on “Ready to Gov” Day to introduce the children to higher education and to their local university campus.

The theme of the day was “Ready to Gov in 2028!” The goal was to get elementary-aged children thinking about college and what they aspire to be.

The event also allowed APSU to make a positive impression early in the students’ lives.

The students began the day with a tour of campus, and they visited several buildings on campus, including the new Art + Design building and the Morgan University Center, where they “loved seeing all the dining options,” Jandro Herrera, associate director of admissions at APSU, said.

The Austin Peay State University women’s volleyball team capped the day with an intrasquad scrimmage.

The Austin Peay State University women’s volleyball team capped the day with an intrasquad scrimmage.

The students later had lunch and watched an intrasquad women’s volleyball scrimmage at the Dunn Center.

The Dunn Center’s video board greeted the students when they entered: “Welcome, Class of 2028!”

Northeast Elementary School’s Jana Moffett led her class on the tour and was excited her students got to visit a college campus.

The highlight for the day for Ringgold Elementary School third-graders Arkbel and Liliana was the volleyball game. They rooted for the red team and were excited to learn their teacher, Hannah Oglesbee, attended Austin Peay.

“I would say the best part of the day was hearing the students talk to each other as they were lining up to leave, saying ‘I can’t wait to come to Austin Peay when we are older,’” Herrera said.

This was the first year for the event.

The students began the day with a tour of campus, and they visited several buildings on campus, including the new Austin Peay State University Art + Design building and the Morgan University Center.

The students began the day with a tour of campus, and they visited several buildings on campus, including the new Austin Peay State University Art + Design building and the Morgan University Center.

 

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