College students visit Studies program

Posted by on January 11, 2018 with 0 Comments

Thomas Osborne, Vianka Herrera, and Jennifer Osborne were among recent UTHS graduates from the past couple of years who were invited back by Mrs. Heather Monson, social studies teacher, to have them talk to current students to share their college experiences, advice, and reflections on what was most important in high school.

Recent UTHS graduates from the past couple of years came back to visit current students in the Studies program, UT’s accelerated social studies and English classes.  Mrs. Heather Monson, social studies teacher at the senior level, lines up the students each year to have them talk to current students to share their college experiences, advice, and reflections on what was most important in high school.  Seventeen students came back to address the seniors in Western Civilization, the juniors in American Studies, and the sophomores in World Studies.

UT graduate and current St. Ambrose University student Max Finley told the sophomore World Studies class, “Learning how to write well is the most important thing you can do” to be ready for college.

Jennifer Osborne, now at the University of Minnesota, said, “Taking the Studies classes is way more beneficial than the dual credit classes because the Studies classes will prepare you for ALL of your college classes, not just get you out of taking a couple of classes.”

Mrs. Monson was happy with the results.  She said, “This year we expanded to the sophomore and junior levels and the turnout from graduates was great.  I thought they gave great real-world advice to the critical thinking students.”

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