University and Clayton Middle School to celebrate 6 years of College Day event

Nearly 800 students will get pumped up at the 6th annual University of Nevada, Reno pep rally; guest speakers and mascots promote enthusiasm for learning

Clayton middle school and the University of Nevada, Reno celebrate the 6th annual College Day pep rally to excite students about higher education opportunities.

10/14/2016 | By: Natalie Fry |

The University of Nevada, Reno and Clayton Pre-AP Academy are partnering for the sixth annual College Day pep rally from 8-9 a.m., Friday, Oc.t 21, in the middle school gymnasium at 1295 Wyoming Ave. During the event, University faculty and students will encourage students to get excited about going to college. All students will receive a Nevada T-shirt provided by the Nevada Wolf Shop, which they will wear during the assembly.

"We are so fortunate to work with the University of Nevada, Reno to provide our students the motivation and inspiration to set goals on going to college," Clayton Principal Bruce Meissner said. "This assembly makes such an incredible impact on our students. Through inspirational speeches from students, professors, coaches and administrators, our students are learning what it takes to prepare themselves for college as well as what opportunities are available locally."

Clayton Principal Bruce Meissner will lead the student assembly. He will introduce the University's guest speakers including Nevada women's basketball coach Jane Albright, Associated Students of the University of Nevada President Brandon Boone and Associate Dean of Students Marcelo Vazquez. Student athletes, cheerleaders and Nevada mascots will also be in attendance.

"Every student leaves the assembly a Wolf Pack fan but most importantly, every student leaves the assembly wanting to go to college," Meissner said. "The momentum provided by the University's students and staff provides the catalyst for our student to 'step up' as they are entering the most critical learning period of their adolescence."

University staff and faculty are welcome to attend. All guests are asked to enter through the main entrance of the school.


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