Students Travel to Hays for Tiger Day ‘21
By Gysel Najera
On October 16, a group of juniors and seniors from Satanta High School attended Tiger Day at Fort Hays State University. While they were there, they had an opportunity to tour the campus, explore their fields of interest with FHSU professors and attend a Tiger football game.
The group started the day meeting with admissions representatives, where they learned about academics and scholarships, types of financial aid, student life, co-curricular activities, and much more. Following the presentation, students attended a browse fair so they could see the programs and some of the activities the university had to offer. As students wrapped up the browse fair, they gathered on the lawn for lunch before beginning academic visits.
For academic visits, students were able to choose one field of interest and meet with the heads of those programs for approximately 45 minutes. Following the visit, students returned for the closing session, where five lucky students won a $1,000 scholarship to Fort Hays State; sadly, no students from Satanta had their names drawn for the scholarship money.
At the close of the presentation, students made their way back outside for a Tiger pep rally that featured the cheerleaders, dance team, color guard, pep band and, of course, mascot Victor E.
The students then got a personalized campus tour led by Satanta alum Ella Burrows, which provided them an opportunity to see some of the dorm rooms, including her own room in the Honors College. As that tour came to a close, students made their way back to the bus to grab a bite at the Golden Q.
To bring Tiger Day ‘21 to a close, the students returned to campus to watch the football game between FHSU and Central Oklahoma. Although the Indians only stayed until half-time, the game was a great way to end a day full of activities that showed the students what life might be like as a Fort Hays State Tiger.
Photo by Trevor Leverett