Model Scholars transition from high school to ECSU
Kesha Williams August 05, 2015
On Saturday, July 25, Elizabeth City State University held the closing session for
24 students who participated in this summer's Model Scholars program. The high school
students began taking courses in June and earned credit hours in college-level algebra,
English, and freshman seminar. Tuition, room and board, and other related fees were
covered by the program. The students came from high schools across the state and
will begin taking courses in the fall as freshmen at ECSU. Mr. Victor Neal, coordinator
of the Model Scholars program, said the experience helps students transition from
their former high school setting to college where they will take a greater responsibility
for their own success.
"The students who participated in this year's program had a very rewarding experience.
They got to see how rigorous the college academic curriculum is and better prepare
themselves for that experience in the fall. Also, they had a chance to experience
the life of the residential student and learn more about northeastern North Carolina,
all while earning college credit."
Kashawn Corey is one of the students who participated in the program. Corey said he
had a good experience this summer and looks forward to smoothly transitioning to his
freshman year of college. It will be a quick transition. The Model Scholars program
ended just two days before he begins participating in the university's band camp.