OMS students visits Adams State

(02-26-2009)

Zombies and streakers will fill pages of the South Coloradan newspaper this week. Ortega Middle School students said they enjoyed designing pages, in the Brookes Haynie Media Center, during the Adams State College Admissions Office OMS College Days February 18 and 19.

Eric Flores, Adams State senior, helped tutor the younger students. "The students were very well-behaved both days. They were respectable and willing to learn." He said Tyler Cerny was especially adept at using the program In Design, to create the newspaper pages. "We will run a supplement in the next paper with the OMS students' pages."

The OMS students were treated to a tour of campus, attended classes in communications, geology, and business, had the opportunity to ask questions about college, received door prizes, and ate lunch in the Adams State La Mesa Dining Hall.

Kathy Johnson, a 2000 Adams State graduate and 8th grade language arts teacher at OMS, said the students did really well. "So many do not think college is an option," she said. "OMS College Days allows the possibility of attending college."

Melissa Moeller, senior admissions counselor, organized the event. "It is never too early to expose students to college. These students were a great group."

According to Johnson, Adams State provided funding for the cafeteria lunches. "I appreciate the generosity of Adams State."

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By Linda Relyea