Theresetta students get a tour of Olds College on Feb. 23, from the left, Tour Guide Alex; students, Taylor Rowland, Landon Slemp, Travis Smallwood, Josie Kneller, Abbigale Fuller, Samantha Wold, Alyssa Kuefler, Madelin Rombough, Berlin Schnell, Trey Erion, Kennedy Bagshaw, Sydney Renschler, Eve Fetaz, Ashley Renschler, Tanner Bullee Gordon, Ryleigh Bunbury, Tierra Ulrich, Gracie Bagshaw, Talon Cooke, Trevor Smallwood, Max Holloway and Jules Fetaz. /Submitted
Students in grade 7, 8, and 9 from Theresetta Catholic School in Castor travelled to Olds College on Feb. 23.
The tour of the Olds College Campus started with an overview of programs offered.
Students learned about the requirements for applying to each program, the focus and type of courses of each program, and the job opportunities associated with each program upon graduation.
The presentation also featured highlights of the varied activities that take place on the campus that define student life.
Students, teachers and parents then had a tour of the campus. Along the way, the group could see students of the college engaged in their courses.
The group also learned about the history of the college as they visited various buildings, the student residences and the Ralph Klein Center.
The field trip continued with the opportunity to watch the Olds College Broncos men and women’s basketball teams play against the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Trojans.
The games were held at the Ralph Klein Center. The center is home to government agencies, a fitness center and multi-court gymnasium.
As many students from Theresetta are also enjoying their basketball season back at school, the group were invited to bring their own jerseys and entertain fans by having our girls’ team and our boys’ team play an inter-squad game during the half-time break.
At the conclusion of the women’s game, Gracie Bagshaw, who is in grade 7, presented the player of the game award to the member of the Olds College Broncos. Trey Erion, who is in grade 9, presented the player of the game award to the member of the S.A.I.T. Trojans.
They were able to meet with the coaches and players of the women’s basketball team.
The coaches spoke about the importance of being a dedicated student and athlete.
Members of the team fielded questions from our students including how they were recruited, scholarship opportunities, the balance of school work and playing basketball, and nutrition.