Tryon Elementary School students travel to Furman

Published 9:27 am Thursday, February 7, 2013

TES students, faculty and staff in front of a fountain on Furman University’s campus. (photo submitted)

Tryon Elementary School fifth-grade students enjoyed a day at Furman University on Saturday, Feb. 2. The students were able to tour the campus and meet with students and student athletes.

Head Baseball Coach Ron Smith also offered an inspirational speech. The focus of his talk was about setting goals, working hard everyday and being resilient. The students were able to see both the men’s and women’s basketball team.

Founded in 1826, Furman University is a private university located in Greenville, S.C. The 750-acre campus features a replica of Henry David Thoreau’s cabin, the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability and a spring-fed lake. The college experience trip is sponsored by a grant through The Polk County Community Foundation.

– article submitted  by Denise Corcoran