Feb 2015: Trip to Boston College

GovsPLUS scholars were up bright and early this past Saturday morning for our trip to Boston College. After an adventurous bus ride full of wrong turns, we finally made it to BC’s campus in Chesnut Hill. We were excited to have Ms. Honorato join us for the first time, with her partner, Efrain, as well as Leonelys, GovsPLUS alum (and now Govs ’18!)

At the campus gates we met our tour guide, Govs alum Lucy Purinton ’14, who is a current first-year at BC. She was gracious to give us a personalized tour of campus even though it was the start of her spring break! We were also joined by Lucy’s father, Spencer Purinton ’75, P’13, P ’14 . Mr. Purinton is a Govs Trustee, one of the Co-Founders of GovsPLUS, and continues to be the program’s biggest supporter!

After months of non-stop snowstorms, we were so excited to have the sun out and shining for our tour of BC's beautiful campus.

After months of non-stop snowstorms, we were so excited to have the sun out and shining for our tour of BC’s beautiful campus.


Lucy showed us a classroom and explained how small classes are at BC, just like at Govs.


Here Lucy tells us how professors often take students out on coffee dates.


GovsPLUS scholars gaze at Fulton Hall’s beautiful design, which was inspired by the Wizard of Oz.

GovsPLUS scholars asked Lucy the best questions about college life. Maybe some of them will be future Eagles? #CollegeBound

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After we checked out the Hogwarts-like library, we headed to Conte Forum for the men’s basketball game against NC State.

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We were surprised when Ms. Cruz ran into an old friend who worked for BC athletics and upgraded our seats. GovsPLUS scholars had a blast courtside!

We ate lunch and cheered on the BC Eagles, who ended up beating NC State 79-63! When we arrived back in Lawrence, Carolina spoiled us all with the AMAZING cupcakes she made in honor of Omar’s birthday (who unfortunately had his own basketball game and couldn’t make it). It was the perfect finish to a great day. Thank you Carolina! And one last thank you again to Lucy for hosting us on her campus!

In other news, GovsPLUS has officially begun recruiting new students for the 2015 summer program. If you know any motivated 7th or 8th grader in Lawrence who might be interested in applying, please direct them to our website for more information and for the downloadable brochure and application: http://www.thegovernorsacademy.org/GovsPLUS

GovsPLUS is looking forward to our next event bowling at Brunswick Zone in Lowell on March 28th. See you all then!


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