HPU Volunteer Center Hosts Spring Carnival For Local Elementary School Students

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 14, 2010 – The High Point University Volunteer Center invited children from Fairview Elementary School to an action-packed and fun Spring Carnival on March 25, held in the Slane Student Center on the HPU campus.

The 128 children who attended were able to enjoy an inflatable obstacle course, an inflatable slide, airbrush tattoos, an Easter egg hunt, three-hole miniature golf and lunch.

“This year was a huge success for the children’s carnival,” says David Perez, Volunteer Center coordinator at HPU. “The kids and the volunteers raved about how much of an amazing time they had during the festivities.”

The annual event, which grants elementary school children a day of activities and a chance to see the HPU campus, is provided thanks to funding from the Student Government Association.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/highpointu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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