Elementary students get taste of college at Walk Into My Future

More than 1,400 area elementary school students visited the Trine University campus for the 2019 Walk Into My Future event on Sept. 19.

Students participated in activities operated by Trine athletic teams and academic departments in the Keith E. Busse/Steel Dynamics Inc. Athletic and Recreation Center (ARC). They also gathered for lunch in the MTI Center, where they participated in cheers and watched a musical chairs competition between area principals and other administrators.

“Walk into My Future” is an annual event through LaGrange County Promise and Steuben County Promise designed to introduce students to the idea of a college education.

Second-graders from Westview Community Schools, Lakeland Community Schools and Prairie Heights Community Schools in LaGrange County participated in the morning, and first- through third-graders from the Metropolitan School District of Steuben County, Fremont Community Schools and Hamilton Community Schools were part of an afternoon session.

The Promise programs also include helping students start CollegeChoice 529 savings accounts and encouraging families to contribute regularly to the accounts to help begin preparing for the cost of college.

More photos from Walk Into My Future are available on SmugMug.

Photos by Dean Orewiler

  • Football

    Football - A Steuben County elementary school student participates in the football station at Walk Into My Future.

  • Musical chairs

    Musical chairs - Fremont Elementary School principal Eric Bryan beats out Pleasant Lake Elementary School principal Rosie Brandt in a game of musical chairs during Walk Into My Future.

  • Civil Engineering

    Civil Engineering - Students work to build a tower at the Civil Engineering station during Walk Into My Future.