Seventy-seven Benjamin Carson High School ninth graders visited the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus on Oct. 15.
The class of 2023 visited the campus as a field trip sponsored by BCHS Clinic for Success. Students were able to get a glimpse of college campus life. Students were shown classrooms, libraries and student dining halls. Students also learned about different housing options.
This was the third year BCHS has taken ninth graders to U-M.
“We take the ninth graders to the University of Michigan to expose them to a college environment early in their high school career so that students know what they’re working towards in their four years at BCHS,” said Sean Henry, BCHS College Transition Advisor.
Students were also shown the stone “M” donated by the class of 1955. The tour guide, a U-M junior said, the stone is cursed. Any student who steps on it will fail their next exam.
Students shared their insight and said they enjoyed the opportunity.
“Being able to see the dorms was the best part of the trip,” freshman Jay Myers said.
Damien Banks said he enjoyed the dorms.
“I thought seeing the dorms was cool,” he said.
Skyla Mack, on the other hand, enjoyed more than the dorms.
“The dorms were nice but I liked the food the best,” she said, referring to the lunch served in the dining hall.