Thousands of high schoolers get a true taste of college lifestyle

Thousands of local High School Sophomores descended upon Missouri Southern’s campus for “Sophomore Day” on Tuesday, April 19. Students from nine different schools were given an inside peek into the academic programs, campus housing, and activities available at the college. Faculty and staff held presentations and had hands-on activities and games that offered an overview of the college lifestyle. The event was created in partnership with local high schools in order to coincide with the state-wide administration of the ACT for all high school juniors in Missouri public schools. Students were broken up into small groups, depending on their interests, to tour areas of the campus which were separated into 11 different zones. Participating school districts included Joplin, Webb City, Carl Junction, Carthage, Seneca, Neosho, Jasper, Monett, and Diamond.