Model Scholars transition from high school to ECSU

Kesha Williams
August 05, 2015

model-scholars-transition 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.