Talmadge Middle School has partnered with Willamette Promise to provide an exciting field trip opportunity to the 6th graders. On a recent visit to Oregon State University, students had the opportunity to tour the campus with current OSU students, participate in an interactive STEM science activity, dine in a campus cafeteria, and hear from current college students about their experiences.
Stephanie Watkins, TMS Counselor, said, "I believe that having our students visit college campuses helps them not only start envisioning their future but puts it into perspective for them. For many of our students this is the first exposure to college. Many students shared their desire of attending college after this experience - many of which who had thought college was not an option have a new perspective. Being able to provide this experience to them is what makes my job so rewarding."