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Eighth Grade Covenant Day brings 75 students to WITC-Ashland

On April 30, Secretary Reggie Bicha and Covenant Director Amy Bechtum spoke to 75 Ashland and Drummond eighth graders regarding the Wisconsin Covenant.

Wisconsin Covenant Days are an opportunity for eighth grade students to get an idea of what life is like on a college campus. At the events, students will participate in activities such as campus tours, discussions with current students, faculty presentations, program explorations and lunch on campus.

On April 30, Secretary Reggie Bicha and Covenant Director Amy Bechtum spoke to 75 Ashland and Drummond eighth graders regarding the Wisconsin Covenant. Eighth grade students who choose to participate in the Wisconsin Covenant will have an opportunity to sign a pledge affirming that they will meet certain requirements in high school.

In return for fulfilling the Wisconsin Covenant Pledge, students will be recognized as a Wisconsin Covenant Scholar and earn a spot at a Wisconsin university, college, or technical college. Students can also expect a financial aid package based on their family’s financial need.

Students were encouraged to think about college and careers and to discuss the pledge with their families. Students finished their day by creating Facebook pages based on various career programs.