NERSBA Scholars Participate in VIP for a VIP and Tour MCC
On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, the junior and senior classes visited Riverside High School to participate in the VIP for a VIP program and visited Martin Community College for a tour and meet and greet with the professors.

The VIP for a VIP (Vehicle Injury Prevention for a Very Important Person) is a program that has been created through a cooperation of many organizations to bring car safety awareness to teenagers. In this program, students heard speeches by many local law enforcement and rescue operators, including a Sheriff's Deputy and a first responder. They also heard a mother’s story of how she lost her two sons in a car accident. The students were encouraged to use correct driving safety procedures while behind the wheel.

As a part of the program, students viewed a live demonstration of what happens at a crash site. Students were once again encouraged to practice safe driving and were reminded of what could happen if they did not.

Students also visited Martin Community College, where they were greeted by the Dean of Academic and Student Services, Dr. Jennifer Burruss. The students toured the campus and viewed various programs and courses available at the college. After the tour, students had the opportunity to speak with their professors at the college via a panel forum and ask any questions regarding college courses and college environment.

(submitted by Jared Lopez)