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Students hold special assembly at Martinsburg High School

ISSUED: 18 May 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Eight student leaders from Shepherd University spent time during a special assembly at Martinsburg High School on May 18 talking about the importance of attending college and their experiences at Shepherd.

“The student leaders did a fabulous job in front of approximately 300 10th grade students,” said Dr. Virginia Hicks, assistant provost for academic community outreach. “What a great day for Shepherd.”

The high school students heard from Shepherd students and recent graduates about the opportunities the university offers, including the debate team, scientific research, fraternities and sororities, student government, the Med Step program, and athletics. The Shepherd students represented a variety of majors, including education, nursing, political science, recreation and sport studies, international studies, computer science, communication, biology, and pre-med. Hicks said her office hopes to involve students from other majors during future high school visits.

This is the first of what Hicks hopes will be many presentations at area high schools. Students who spoke were Paige Palmer, Amaris Jalil, Sneha Reddy, Brianna Hester, Tess Hyre, Samuel Brown, Kelsey Chaney, and Martinsburg High alumnus Da’Shawn Long.

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