President Napolitano makes historic visit to Arcata High School
At Arcata High School last week, 50 college-bound seniors from across Humboldt County packed into the library.
They had all been accepted to UC, and were full of questions about what to expect — questions answered by the premier expert on the subject: President Janet Napolitano.
In a meet and greet with UC-bound seniors, Napolitano offered advice on the journey ahead.
“I’m really excited to meet the UC president, and to hear what her goals are for the UC system while I’m going to be there,” said Fortuna High senior Gillian Borges, who will attend UCLA in the fall, where she plans to major in psychology. “How many of the tens of thousands of kids who go to UC ever get to meet the UC president?”
Napolitano’s April 28 visit to Arcata High School was one of a half dozen similar trips this spring in which the president made the case directly to students around California that a UC education is an excellent — and affordable — college option.
“I came to UC because I believed so strongly in the university’s mission. The education there is truly a game-changer,” Napolitano told students.