8th-graders explore college classes

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BENNINGTON — For the second year, eighth-grade students from Manchester Elementary Middle School got a sample of college life at Middle School Access Day, hosted by the Community College of Vermont.

The students arrived at CCV's Bennington campus just after 9 a.m., and participated in College Bingo before being broken up into smaller groups for a sample of "mini-classes."

After the success of last year's event, a second access day was created for seventh-graders from Bennington's Mount Anthony Union Middle School. That took place last month, and also included stops at Southern Vermont College and Bennington College.

The mini-classes, which were taught by CCV professors, were the same at each event: "The Psychology of Success" with Felipe Stetson; "The Fine Art of Metal Work" with Trish Weill; "What Comes Next? Exploring Sequences in Nature" with Adele Miller; "Financial Reality Game" with Jody Schade; and "Journeying and Animal Spirits" with Ananda Forest.

Derek Carson can be reached at dcarson

@benningtonbanner.com, at @DerekCarsonBB

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