The John Burroughs Middle School “College Awareness 2012” went off without a hitch this week even though it involved moving some 620 8th grade students via 14 yellow busses to campuses around Southern California.
According to Dr. Steve Martinez, Principal of John Burroughs Middle School, or “JB” as most fondly refer to it, the school “…believes in promoting a college-bound culture for all students. Aligned with our school vision and college awareness month, we sent approximately 620 8th grade students on a field trip to a local University.”
Students got to pick which university they would like to visit for the day, and included were visits to UCLA, USC, UCIrvine and Cal State Long Beach. For many of the students, it was the first time they visited a college campus. JB is expected to have other activities throughout the month that focus on awareness of college education.
About Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.