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Walk into My Future gives local youngsters glimpse of college
Students from four Wabash County elementary schools participated in several events at Walk Into My Future, such as training exercises with the MU football team like this Manchester Elementary School student. Photos by David Fenker
 
By David Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Nearly 2,800 first through third grade students had their first college campus experience at Manchester University last Friday.
 
The students, from Wabash, Whitley and Kosciusko counties, converged on MU’s campus for Wabash County Promise’s fifth Walk Into My Future event, during which they interacted with MU students and participated in a variety of games and activities to learn more about the value of higher education.
 
Chris Sloan, director of community engagement at the Wabash County YMCA, told the North Manchester News Journal this year’s event was the largest yet.
 
“Essentially, we’re looking at over 1,000 kids from Wabash County, about 1,000 kids from Kosciusko, and about 800-900 kids from Whitley County,” Sloan said.
 
“That’s the most students we’ve ever had at this event.”
Posted on 2017 Sep 26