On March 8th and 9th, thirty seven young ladies from W.L. Parks Middle School had the opportunity to travel to the state of North Carolina to visit college campuses They visited Queens University, Johnson C. Smith University, Livingstone College and the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. The students visited to promote college and career readiness and to expose them to higher education and historically black colleges and universities.
Representatives from the each college and university provided the students with history and information on the schools. The students also had the opportunity to visit classrooms, dorms and current students. Ramona Hart, a former Parks staff member and alumna of Livingstone College, shared a valuable lesson on the importance of education with the Parks students.