The first ever Middle School College Night at Harlandale ISD felt more like a rock concert. About 300 middle school students, some with their parents and siblings, crowded into the cafeteria at Terrell Wells MS. However, instead of storming the stage, the crowd shifted throughout the evening, wrapping around tables that had representatives from colleges across the U.S.
The students were excited to learn about places like UTSA, Incarnate Word, Alamo Colleges, the University of Texas at Austin, Sam Houston State University, Harvard, University of Florida, Louisiana State University and Notre Dame.
As part of a long-standing college tradition, the kids were treated to free slices of pizza courtesy of Pizza Patron.
The middle schoolers also got a glimpse of programs they can take part in years before they even get to college. McCollum and Harlandale high school teachers were on hand to introduce them to some Career & Technology programs, including Culinary Arts, Health Professions, and Digital Interactive Media.