As they prepare for the next step of their educational lives, 38 Lassen High School students were able to tour different colleges. Photo submitted

Students take tours, think about futures

For three days, 38 Lassen High School students and advisors toured various colleges, showing students what their prospective futures could look like.

“It was a really good, fun trip and it helped us a lot,” said trip attendee Bria Uribe to the Lassen Union High School District Board of Trustees during the Tuesday, Dec. 4 meeting.

Packing into a bus Nov. 14, the large group left the LHS campus for the University of California, Davis where a LHS alumnus took the group on a tour as the campus was affected by smoke from the Butte County Camp Fire.

The next morning, Nov. 15 students were able to tour the University of California, Merced and took a self-guided tour at California State University, Sacramento.

The last day of the trip, Nov. 16, students woke up in Reno and toured the University of Nevada, Reno, even being able to break up in groups pertaining to prospective majors.

“It was an extraordinary experience being around like-minded students,” said student John Kermanshahi.

Uribe noted each tour was different, which allowed them to see varying aspects of the school.

“It was really good to go to that many schools and get in-depth with the tours,” said Uribe.

Students were supposed to visit California State University, Chico, but were unable to attend due to the Camp Fire.

Academic Advisors Micah Freeman and Heather Eastwood, along with Josh Blackburn and Whitney Mauck attended the event, as well.

“It was really cool to get some students the experience who normally wouldn’t have the opportunity to go see so many different universities that offer different things,” said Blackburn, adding Freeman helped arrange tours from former students when the smoke affected campuses.

According to Blackburn, the school is considering having another college trip in the spring.