Seymour Students Experience College at SU Shadow Day

     Published on 5/20/16   Tagged under:    District News    Seymour Dual Language Academy   

“Today is better than Sea Breeze,” a Seymour fifth grader exclaimed as he boarded the bus back to school.
For the 17th year, Seymour fifth graders enjoyed Shadow Day, an opportunity to spend the day at Syracuse University. There, they enjoyed a welcome reception at the Chancellor’s house, a ‘Fun with Engineering’ project at the College of Engineering, lunch in the Schine student center and a campus tour, wrapping up at the Carmelo Anthony Basketball Center.
Seymour Special Education teacher John Campagna has been on all 17 visits through the years. “It is a great opportunity for students to get a brief look and feel of college life,” he said. “The students are paired up with college students who have the same interests that they do.”
Students said the experience was exciting in countless ways.
“Today was awesome… the big buildings were amazing,” fifth grader Faith Raymond noted.
“My favorite part was dancing with the girl’s lacrosse team!” Imari Williams said, after taking part in an impromptu dance off with the college athletes. “I did push ups with them! I got to see lots of old football trophies, too. It was fun here—I’d like to college here one day!”
Thank you to the students and staff at Syracuse University for hosting our Seymour students, especially Dean Bea Gonzales from University College!

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