Twelve Romney Middle School Students Explored College Opportunities at Eastern

Moorefield W.Va. – A group of 12 enthusiastic students from Romney Middle School, accompanied by their dedicated teacher and guidance counselor, embarked on a career exploration field trip to Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College (Eastern). The purpose of the visit was to expose the students to specific career paths in business management and marketing and provide insights into future educational opportunities at Eastern.

Throughout the day, the students engaged in a series of interactive activities designed to showcase Eastern’s array of programs. The students enjoyed hands-on learning experiences with a fun twist including a leadership icebreaker game featuring Mr. Potato Head, a Smart Lego build, and a competitive, fast-paced Jeopardy-themed game customized to their future aspirations in business. The students also met personally with campus administrators to learn about the day-to-day operation of the college and heard from a panel of business leaders, entrepreneurs, and students who share their passion in the field. Eastern’s president, Dr. Thomas Striplin, and the college mascot, Easton, provided a fun-filled lunch that sparked further conversation about their future dreams and aspirations as civic engineers, accountants, auto mechanics, cosmetologists, entrepreneurs, and social media influencers—to name a few.

Eastern faculty and staff welcomed the middle school visitors, guiding them through these interactive sessions that highlighted the college’s commitment to fostering academic and professional growth. The students gained valuable insights into Eastern’s programs, fueling their curiosity and enthusiasm about potential college journeys.

Eastern is grateful for the opportunity to host Romney Middle School. This hands-on experience is a crucial step towards preparing these young minds for the rewarding path of higher education and future career success. Additionally, Eastern remains open for campus tours and educational field trips, welcoming prospective students and educators to discover the vibrant learning environment firsthand. Interested schools should inquire with Dixie Heavener, Career Counselor, by emailing to schedule a visit.

About Eastern
Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, based in Moorefield, serves six rural counties in West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands by offering affordable academic programs, including five online degree programs, and a variety of flexible workforce trainings. Eastern is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information, visit or call 304-434-8000.