Rhode Island is stop on guidance counselors' bike tour

The Tour D’Admission is a great opportunity for counselors to visit several schools at once. | File photo

The University of Rhode Island recently hosted six guidance counselors from public and private high schools who are touring the region and its universities on a weeklong bike trip dubbed the Tour D’Admission.

“I have been hearing about this kind of a tour for a while and I though it would be fun to do,” Kinte Howie, one of the URI tour guides for the group, said.

URI pulled out all the stops for the Tour D’Admission, providing a unique and tailored tour of the campus on bike. The group was hosted by three URI tour guides, who chatted with them between stops while on their bikes.

“The growth here is remarkable,” Connecticut’s Ridgefield High School guidance counselor Richard Johnson, who had visited the school decades ago to visit a friend, said. “I am much more likely to recommend URI to my students now after seeing the campus.”

The Tour D’Admission is a great opportunity for counselors to visit several schools at once while also taking part in an activity they enjoy. One counselor, Sarah McDougall, who chairs the Department of Guidance at Fenton High School in Bensenville, Illinois, said it was beneficial for her students who are often the first in their families to attend college.

“They can’t get to campuses, so this is a way for me to see schools first-hand and then return with good information about the schools,” McDougall said. “You get the college experience while riding with great friends and you go through so many cute little towns along the way.”

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