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TES fifth grade students go to college

Tryon Elementary School fifth-graders pose for a picture on the campus of Western Carolina University. (photo submitted by Denise Cochran)

Tryon Elementary School fifth-graders pose for a picture on the campus of Western Carolina University. (photo submitted by Denise Cochran)

Tryon Elementary fifth grade students enjoyed a memorable day at Western Carolina University on Nov. 16.

The students toured the campus, ate in the dining hall and attended the football game between WCU and Furman.

The students were able to cheer on Tyler Philpott (No. 64), WCU football player and former TES and PCHS student. They also met on campus other former TES students who are now attending college.

They spoke of how their college dream was planted when they went on college trips with Tryon Elementary School. The College Experience Trip is sponsored through a grant administered by Polk County Community Foundation.

– article submitted by Denise Corcoran