Middle Schoolers Celebrate GEN TX Day at UTB

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POSTED: Friday, May 3, 2013 - 5:29pm

UPDATED: Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 10:23am

High schools, colleges and a wide variety of other institutions across the state are celebrating Generation Texas Day today. The day is devoted to supporting students and their journey towards higher education. The University of Texas at Brownsville hosted its own segment of Generation Texas Day by giving Rio Grande Valley Middle Schoolers a taste of their collegiate future.

“We really want students to get out of this day that university education is, uh, critical to future students and their careers. The other thing we want to make sure that we, uh, share with them is that the university education is totally accessible and that there are plenty of services and assistance to help them, uh with their, uh, starting college.”

This group of seventh graders toured the education and business complex at UTB. They also took breaks to chat about what they were most interested in, and what most excited them about the day.

“Well there’s a lot of, um, like opportunities for kids to do around many colleges and I think that a lot of people here have actually chances of being successful in life.”

“It’s really nice. We get to, like, be exposed to all what college really is and how it can affect your life and how good it is.

Stand-Up: For most students, especially middle schoolers, seeing signs like this would be a drag. But the middle schoolers who came to UTB today for Generation Texas Day seemed very eager and enthusiastic about their future collegiate careers.

Before leaving, the seventh graders took a group photo to remember this motivational day that will hopefully prepare them for the future.

“It taught me to just follow my dreams and just remember to always, education first.”

Reporting in Brownsville, Marty Watson, KVEO News Center 23.

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