Around 60 prospective students from grades seven to eleven gathered on the Campion Academy campus this past weekend to learn about academy life and to solidify their school choice for next year.
Students from farther away places like Kansas arrived Thursday night and stayed through Sunday. Everyone headed down to the gym Friday morning to register and play games such as a life-size Hungry Hippo game. “I just really enjoyed all of the games, I didn’t have a favorite one,” Shane Hart, a 7th grader from HMS Richards commented.
The prospective students were allowed to stay in the residence halls with the Campion students. Visiting junior, Mabel Cabanbon, commented, “Dorm life was nice, and it was really comforting to have all these people so close to me.”
The rest of the day Friday was spent getting a tour of the campus, watching student presentations, and competing for scholarships in sports, music, and various subject areas.
The Academy Days students got to hang out with Campion students and talk to them during their free time. “I loved how nice everybody was, and it was really cool learning how Campion works,” Natalie Bryant, HMS 7th grader commented.
On Saturday night, the visitors that excelled in certain topics were awarded with scholarships to Campion. Later everyone headed out to the bus barn to join the annual Student Association Fall Party.
Academy Days was held in the fall for the first time this year. Students who may have missed this event are invited to schedule a private tour and even spend a night in the dorms anytime throughout the school year.
Haley Beckermeyer, Student News Team