On February 24th, twenty Ephrata High School GEAR UP students took a day trip to tour the campus of the University of Washington. The trip started with a campus tour. The students were able to explore Red Square, the Quadrangle and the university’s iconic cherry trees, the quiet reading room in the Suzzallo Library, and Drumheller Fountain. The tour ended at the Husky Union Building, were the students were able to sample a taste of UW’s cuisine. After lunch, the group took a quick detour to the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering to view the world’s tallest display of LED lights. Afterwards, the group finished up the excursion with a walk through the university district to take a look at the university book store. The students played college and financial aid trivia with staff on the ride home. Accompanying the group was GEAR UP Site Manager Jeff Allsopp, EHS Counselor Rhonda Hagy, and GEAR UP Tutor Claire Hanberg.