This past Thursday, the 5th grade class at Jonesboro-Hodge Elementary School went to school, only it wasn’t the one they normally go to. Instead the group visited Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. The goal of the field trip was to foster the students’ interest in higher education. Next year, these youth will embark on the next step of their journey in education, middle school. While all levels of education are important, it has been proven that it is in middle school when students begin to take a more career-minded perspective, and we wanted our fifth graders to be aware of all options available to them. In addition to Louisiana Tech, the class will also be taking trips to Grambling State University as well as Delta Community College so students can experience different perspectives on education.