The college application season is in full swing for our senior fellows. They have been hard at work researching and applying for colleges. We also have had the chance to visit some amazing colleges including NC State, Appalachian State, Elon, Salem College, and Eastern Carolina. While visiting, the fellows took campus tours, talked to current faculty and students, and even had the chance to attend a college class. What a great opportunity for the fellows to imagine what it will be like to be a real college student!
Our junior fellows had a great time volunteering for Boo Bash, a Halloween event for elementary school students at Lake Lynn Community Center. They worked the haunted bus and had a blast dressing in scary costumes and being with the kids. They also learned about other great volunteer opportunities available at the Parks and Recreation Department.
The fellows were also very fortunate this month to join other students at the Wade Edwards Learning Lab hear Dan Bullard from Wells Fargo present about the importance of money management and budgeting. He focused on what it means to budget, tips for teen money managers, and creating a budget that helps you reach your goals.
Finally, we are so happy to announce we have accepted a new class of fellows. Eleven sophomores and three juniors will be joining the Elizabeth Edwards fellows community. They will kick off the program with a party for all fellows and their families. Welcome new fellows and congratulations on being accepted into the program!