American High School Students Visit UC Davis Campus
On Friday, February 21, several college-bound students from American High School had the opportunity to visit University of California, Davis.
The trip was initially planned to include solely Mr. Zamora’s AVID students, but with extra seats on the bus, the field trip was expanded to include students from Mr. Creger and Ms. Baca’s English classes.
“When I first heard about [the field trip] from Mr. Creger, I was excited,” sophomore Naomi Kakatin said. “UC Davis is one of my top college choices, so I thought this would be a really great experience.”
During the field trip, students had an hour long tour from current UC Davis students. They described the activities, events, and classes UC Davis offers, as well as the location of classes and food cafeterias.
“The tour gave me a clear view of how the school is,” senior Molly Farmer, a current AVID tutor said. “I applied to UC Davis, so I went on this field trip, because I wanted to see the campus before I made any decisions.”
Students were also provided with a presentation that reviewed the general UC Davis application requirements for transfers and incoming freshman.
“[The presentation] motivated me, because it was nice to know I have a really good chance of getting into college even if I don’t take any APs or Honors classes,” sophomore Ayda Akkoyun said.
UC Davis offers a variety of courses and majors, but some students on the field trip were interested in specific programs at UC Davis. Kakatin, for example, was especially interested in the forensics program.
“I’ve always found [forensics] very interesting,” Kakatin said. “I love solving mysteries, so I really want to go into the forensics program Davis offers.”
Whether the students who attended the trip applied to UC Davis or are thinking of applying in the future, the field trip gave students a clearer and more motivated mind towards the daunting college process.