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Field trip program brings Clarke County kids to campus for a look at what's beyond high school

  |   Allyson Mann   |   Permalink   |   Media Mention,   Service and Community

A bright orange ball shoots up in the air under a clear blue sky. Below, about two dozen kids track its movements, prepared to lob it back up if it comes their way. The air is more than a little crisp -- about 38 degrees on this February morning -- but the kids don't complain about the cold. They're focused on keeping that ball from touching the ground.

It might look like recess, but these sixth-graders from W.R. Coile Middle School in Athens are enjoying a field trip to the UGA campus. This is Experience UGA, a new program that brings students from the Clarke County School District to campus for activities that reinforce what they're learning at school while exposing them to college life.

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