Montlieu Elementary Students Visit Campus for Fall Festival


High Point University Fall FestivalThe HPU family brought 100 students from Montlieu Academy of Technology to campus on Nov. 9 for a day of fun and educational experiences while interacting with HPU students.

This year, the students participated in writing thank you notes to Hoboken, N.J. firefighters and troops overseas, participated in a scavenger hunt and had their faces painted.

High Point University Fall Festival“All of the students were so excited to come,” says Ged O’Donnell, principal of Montlieu Academy of Technology. “The festival is a great way to recognize and reward students who have shown excellence in their learning.”

ROTC members helped the students color flags and write a note to troops. Sophomore ROTC member Matt Miller was coloring with Jaylin, a first grade student.

“Meeting Matt has been the best part of today!” said Jaylin.

High Point University Fall FestivalSophomore communication major Kyli Gillard led another group of first graders through the festival and helped Montlieu student Kaitlyn color a picture for a firefighter.

“If I could talk to [the firefighter], I would say ‘Thank you!’” said Kaitlyn.

Gail Tuttle, vice president for student life, said the event brought joy to both HPU and Montlieu students.

“The festival is special; we’ve had a wonderful collaboration with Montileu and it’s great to be able to give the children an opportunity to come to a place of higher education and interact with our students,” says Tuttle. “It is also great for our students to give back to the community and impact these kids’ lives.”

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