Freshmen BCHS students pay visit to Nashville college
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VISITING VANDERBILT University, Bradley Central High School Cambridge students and their teachers pause for a photo as students try get a feel for college life. Contributed photo
VISITING VANDERBILT University, Bradley Central High School Cambridge students and their teachers pause for a photo as students try get a feel for college life. Contributed photo
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Freshmen Cambridge students from Bradley Central High School recently visited Vanderbilt University in Nashville to take a tour and learn more about college life.

On Nov. 12, Bradley Central High School had 51 Cambridge students from the Freshmen Academy travel to experience the Vanderbilt campus. The Bradley Central students were given small group tours led by Vanderbilt students and had the opportunity to visit some of the main buildings on campus.

They visited the School of Engineering, Peabody School of Education, The College of Arts and Sciences, as well as got a peek into one of the freshmen dorms. They were also given information about the extra-curricular activities available to students, including the Greek societies.

After an hour-long tour of the campus, the students had a delicious lunch in “The Commons” dining room with the university students. They were able to experience what student resident life is like first hand.

Before leaving the Nashville area, they made a stop at the Parthenon, the replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, which is located in Centennial Park across from the university.

This trip was sponsored by the Small Learning Communities Grant, which is supervised by Patti Hunt, and organized by Karen Winters, Bradley County transition coordinator.

For the trip, the school’s BEST Partner, Whirlpool of Cleveland, provided sweatshirts for all 2013 Freshmen Academy Cambridge students.

The Cambridge program offered at Bradley Central is in association with Cambridge University in England and is a pre-university curriculum program.

Cambridge students go through a competitive application process, and their classes emphasize higher order thinking skills, oral skills, problem solving, teamwork and investigative skills. These students must be highly motivated and academically talented.