By Bethany Greenley (SPC Career Outreach Specialist)
The Tarpon Springs campus welcomed a group of 40 eighth graders from Chasco Middle School in Pasco County to tour the campus on the morning of May 8th. The students were shown around campus by career staff and peer advisors. After the tour, the first stop was to visit the Biology lab of Professor Kelli Stickrath. The Professor prepared a lab on enzymes and the group was divided into groups to do an experiment to show how various substances react. The students had a great time and also visited the science room to learn some anatomy terminology through playing a memory game with Anna Tingley.
Afterwards, the students relaxed by playing Library Bingo with Reference and Instruction Librarian, Paula Knipp. The students stayed to enjoy the lunches they brought and during that time were presented with personalized certificates. They all received a certificate for being an honorary “College Student for the Day”, and were given SPC bags with a pen, pencil, and literature about the college. It’s never too early to begin thinking about turning the honorary certificate into a future college diploma from St. Petersburg College!