April 26, 2012
By Brooke Self | Ranger Reporter
Area high school seniors got an inside look at Amarillo College campus life last week. Sneak Peek took place April 19 on the Washington Street Campus along with the Student Government Association’s spring event, Badgerama.
Sneak Peek gave students who will graduate from high school in May a chance to see what AC has to offer incoming freshmen.
Tyler Wedell, a Caprock High School senior, said he was not too sure about going to AC at first, but after being able to get a look around the college, he plans to register for AC’s fall semester.
“I don’t know what I will major in,” Wedell said. “But it will most likely have something to do with music. I love to entertain people.”
According to Amber Brookshire, AC recruitment coordinator, students who previously signed up for Sneak Peek picked a program they were interested in, and some of the programs were “clumped” together.
“They were able to tour the programs they were interested in,” Brookshire said. “For instance, if they were interested in nursing, they got to see a presentation all about the nursing program at AC.”
Because Badgerama and Sneak Peek are two separate events put on at the same time, high school students had a chance to mingle with AC students and partake in the fun and games. It also gave incoming students an opportunity to see what clubs AC has to offer and, if they were interested, students could sign up for a club for the fall semester.
“The students from Sneak Peek were able to merge with the Amarillo College students and kind of get a chance to see what college life is like,” said Trena Rider, intramurals coordinator.
Students who attended Sneak Peek enjoyed free food, games and activities and a live concert. Those who were interested or had any questions about AC were able to talk with professors, advisers and financial aid staff members. One high school student who attended Sneak Peek even won a $500 scholarship in a drawing at the end of the day.