Heritage Students Tour Texas Tech, Lubbock Christian Universities

More than 250 eighth graders visited local universities to experience a taste of life as a college student.

HMS-TTU-TourEven though it was a cold, rainy day, more than 250 eighth graders from Heritage Middle School got a taste of the college life while spending the day at Texas Tech and Lubbock Christian Universities.

At the campuses, students took a tour, ate lunch in dining halls, toured residence halls and went through a “College 101” class.

Students were able to walk around the campuses, see what college life is like and interact with different staff members at each college.

HMS Assistant Principal Dennis Hearn said the students represented both the district and middle school well.

Frenship ISD’s mission is to “educate and develop all students by providing a foundation to empower them to reach their maximum potential and realize their opportunity of choice.” One way the district achieves this mission is by preparing students for further education opportunities through college tours as well as real-world experiences with the high school’s Career and Technology Education.