Students filled the Kent State Stark campus on the mornings of September 25 and October 2, but the sidewalks were not filled with just college students on these days. The Massillon Junior High School, Class of 2020, was among the rest of the college students getting a taste of what the college experience is like.
The Class of 2020 cheered as “Flash,” the Kent State mascot, appeared in the door to greet the students. The excitement continued as students then got to hear from a few Massillon alumni who attend the Kent State Stark Campus. As the days went on, students got to experience first-hand, what an average day will be like when they enter college. From the subjects of math to computer tech, students were able to participate in various classes on campus. Not only did students get to interact in the classroom, they also got to participate in a session geared towards career interests. Math, science/weather, geo, and computer tech were all included in the subjects our students got to learn about during the course of their day.
All of these experiences come from the excitement of the vision that Massillon Junior High School has adopted. Developing college and career readiness through collaborative, diverse, and real-world learning experiences is the overall goal at Massillon Junior High School. The trip to Kent State Stark was just the beginning of the numerous experiences students will get to partake in as the year continues.