McLaurin Elementary’s gifted students tour Alcorn State

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 30, 2008

LORMAN — McLaurin Elementary gifted students recently visited the Lorman campus of Alcorn State University.

The arrangements were made by Dr. Benedict Udemgba and Sonia Eley.

On arrival students were greeted by Dr. Troy Stewart, chairman of the chemsitry department, who led the students to the lab and had arranged for chemistry majors to lead the students in science experiments with a purpose that related to everyday life. Some things the students made were flubber, invisible ink, ice cream and popsicles.

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Lunch was in the university cafeteria where the McLaurin students were partnered with college students and escorted so the elementary students could choose anything they wished for lunch.

This was much different from the cafeteria at school. Then the students toured the building of Global Studies where students who study abroad are guided through the process and decision on where to study.

Next, the students took a walking tour of the historic campus.

Alcorn and McLaurin have partnered and decided to make this an annual event.