The Lumberjack Experience of 36 ELLs and Migrant students

36 high school students from Scarborough, Westbury and Washington came together last Saturday, April 1st, to visit Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, the land of the Luberjack mascot.

The three-hour drive from Houston to Nacogdoches, considered as the oldest town in Texas, proved to be full of anxiousness and excitement for students who visited for the first time.

Upon arriving, all English Language Learners and migrant students were eager to meet campus staff and get started on their college journey, so they attended an admissions session. Here a school counselor provided students with general information, fields of study, and transfer process for students who desire to obtain an associate degree before college or simply start post-secondary education at a 2 year institution.

Later that day, students toured part of the 417 acre campus, visited the College of Education, Business, and the Chemistry building.

Students also explored the library, student center, the Baker Pattillo (the best place to grab a meal, snack or coffee), checked out the on-campus recreation center and got a glimpse of what living in a dorm/residential hall is all about.

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