EKU Athletic Mentors at the Manchester Regional Campus
Four hundred and twenty-five middle school students from Clay County Middle School, Leslie County Middle School and the Redbird Mission School attended the second annual Colonels for Education program hosted by the Educational Extension Agents and Manchester Regional Campus on October 19. The event featured EKU athletes and coaches speaking about the importance of a good education and how education has affected their lives. Austin Newton, Assistant Men’s Basketball coach, told the youngsters, “Don’t ever let anyone tell you what you can’t do.”
The program theme emphasized the importance of making good grades and hard work while in school. The athletes also spoke on the role that a good education has played in their lives and how important it is for them to maintain good grades. The event concluded with a roaring E-K-U chant lead by Kara Kovert, Director of Athletic Marketing, and an autograph and picture session for all those in attendance.
Published on October 20, 2011