Six high school students were selected to participate in a 5-state college tour in June 2015.
Tour participants were treated to a mix of student-led and self-guided tours at a variety of colleges and universities in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Georgia. In addition to the college visits, they enjoyed down-home cooking and sightseeing in Alabama!
First things first: Make that money! ROPP-ites invested some time and sweat through fundraisers.Selling popcorn at the Erwin Center and chicken wings at church paid off in the end!
All packed up and ready to go!!! The ROPP-ites prepare to depart bright and early June 15th!
Guess who's coming to dinner? ROPP-ites just before their dinner meeting hosted by Durstcrew, LLC. They looked so nice! The chaperones cleaned up pretty well, too! :)
ROPP-ites with special guests, Victor Glover, NASA, Anthony Samuel, ExxonMobil and Marc Nieto, smallimporting.com
2nd State Down! 3 to Go! The Lousiana State Line.
We didn't have a guided tour scheduled at Southern, but we did swing by the campus.
The representatives in the Admissions office shared lots of great material on study habits, time management and other helpful topics and invited us to come back.
LSU got 3 new fans! The guided tour was great and the kids picked up lots of swag!
In New Orleans, a student guide led us around the beautiful Dillard University campus after hours!!!
We are grateful for the hospitality and attention they gave us!
ROPP-ites chill after a long, hot day in the gorgeous colored pool at our hotel. Our rooms overlooked the French Quarter and we loved it!
3 states down! 2 to Go! Mississippi State Line.
We loved the Tuskegee campus so much, we revisited on our way back!! Salute to Booker T 'nem!
FINALLY made it to Georgia!!! Georgia State Line.
Morehouse Men for a day!
Sis. Lisa INSISTED on visiting Spelman College, her #1 choice that she never got to attend.
One of the last stops was at the Dexter Baptist Church parsonage in Montgomery, Alabama. No pictures allowed inside, but many of the furnishings were the same as those used by Dr. Martin Luther King and his new bride, Coretta Scott King when they moved in.