“I had some students last year that, as sophomores, this was the very first time they had been outside of Columbus to see another city, even,” he added.
Staying close to home is important to Jordan McWhorter, a sophomore at Mount Healthy High School. But the high school football star says he’s also considering the engineering programs at University of Massachusetts and Ohio State — and any potential football scholarships offered him.
“Staying close to my family is important. My brother is in Alabama and I see how much he misses our family. If I really like UC, then it might be a good option for me,” he said.
But events like Discover Cincinnati, McWhorter said, go a long way in helping him make his decision.
“I think that a lot of schools don’t do stuff like this often,” he said. “I feel like having people that are thinking about going to college experience it firsthand is pretty cool.”