At this year’s Montlieu Fall Festival, HPU students helped Montlieu children with various games.
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 5, 2019 – The High Point University Community Center was packed with about 200 children from Montlieu Academy of Technology to enjoy the annual fall festival on Nov. 1.
Led by the HPU Volunteer Center, the annual fall festival brings children from Montlieu Academy of Technology to the HPU Community Center for fun activities such as inflatables, games and pizza.
“I like how we can get to know each other and have fun together,” said Keenan Pass, a second grade Montlieu student.
The Montlieu students who participated in the festival received honor roll or positive behavior recognition from the elementary school.
“It’s really fun because they get a break from school and are rewarded for good behavior,” said Mikayla Labbe, an HPU senior and president of HPU’s Volunteer Center. “The children love interacting with HPU students, and I’m really happy we get to do this.”
This is one of the many ways HPU students engage with the local community year-round. It also provides an opportunity for the children to visit a college campus and interact with university students who serve as role models.