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SPC 'Kids College' excites kindergartners about going to college

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LEVELLAND, Texas -

Students got a taste of college, twelve years before enrolling. 

South Plains College 'Kids College' showed kindergartners how school can be fun and interesting, from activities involving art projects, science experiments and animals.

SPC's Coordinator of New Student Programs, Peyton Sauer, said it's to get them excited about school.

"They're little, but hopefully they'll remember seeing the snakes or seeing the experiments and that will trigger something in them that they'll want to go to college later on down the line," Sauer said.

 The program showed the students school isn't all math and reading.

"You get to see that there's a whole new field that you've never imagined before and also it's fun to have little adventures and go touch some creatures," Amanda Newman, a student worker, said.

The President of Physical Therapy Student Association, Daniel Clark, said students were shown they don't have to sit at a desk to learn.

"We're trying to teach them that an active lifestyle is the best kind of lifestyle," Clark said.

Even though they're five years old, they were the big men on campus.

"They hear about college and it's such a huge thing you know this huge building and this big school and when they get to come out here and be hands on they just feel really really cool," Sauer said.

The kids went back to Kindergarten class, but organizers said they hope they look forward to twelve years down the road.

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