On Nov. 6, nearly 100 students and 10 teachers from the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy (SMSA) in Hartford visited Eastern to get a taste of college life, courtesy of Eastern staff and students from the Department of Health and Physical Education (HPE). HPE Professor Jim Lavin and Emeritus Professor Robert Horrocks worked with Erik McKay, former HPE student and now a health and physical education teacher at SMSA who is responsible for helping students explore college choices and career options.
The students spent the morning in the gym and nearby areas, participating in a wide range of physical activities, including lacrosse, handball, rugby, soccer, basketball and martial arts. They also took a health quiz.
After lunch in the Hurley Hall cafeteria, they gathered in the Student Centre Theatre, where LaQuana Price, an SMSA alumnus, offered advice on the importance of getting a college education.