Students brave cold to attend GSU High School Day

Grambling State University successfully hosted High School Day despite cold, harsh weather on Feb. 26  at the Black and Gold Room of the Favrot Student Union.

Parents and high school seniors from near and far braved the cold and rain to attend the informative event. 

The High School Day stage was shared by various academic and non-academic departments of Grambling State University: from the housing department to nursing school and the U.S. Army, with attendees receiving information on what each department had to offer.

Jerwon Wilson, a prospective criminal justice major from Wiseman High School in Monroe, Louisiana, described the event as wonderful.

“It was incredible and informative,” Wilson said. “I learned a lot about what Grambling has to offer. I plan to study Criminal Justice, and hopefully it will be here at Grambling State University.

“I wish it were sunny, though,” he added.

Others described the event as a learning experience about the Grambling community.

“Being here for High School Day taught me a lot about the university as well as the community,” ery little about the school. I got to learn about what the different departments have to offer,”  said Erin Gardner, a senior at KIPP Delta High School in Helena, Arkansas.

“Before I came here, I knew very little about the school. I got to learn about what the different departments have to offer.”  


Parents said they were happy with what Grambling had on display and the hospitality afforded to attendees at the event.

“I’m pleased with what I see. Everybody has been warm and helpful and my son who is the reason we are here appears to like what he sees too. Being here just gets me excited by the future,” said Shelley Benjamin, a parent from Detroit.

Benjamin Benjamin II echoed his mother’s remarks.

“I like it here, I like it a lot and I can’t wait to go to school here,” he said.

GSU’s High School Day is designed to help prospective students decide what they want to study when they get to college.

I think events like these help us high school seniors make decisions on which programs to apply for. Talking to the First Year Experience Department also helps a lot,”  said Antigone Cohn, a student from Hollis F. Price High School in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Representatives from GSU's College of Business talk to a prospective student during High School Day held on Feb. 24. (Photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT)