DALLAS, TX- Ok, we get it! This is that time of year when the ol’ senioritis kicks in for some high-schoolers. The motivation to apply for college may be the last thing on their agenda.
But the 'U Got This College Experience' at SMU just might've been the perfect pick me up for students looking to take their education to the next level.
Over 1,000 area seniors gathered to take notes on how to overcome financial barriers and other perceived obstacles when applying for college. Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin passed along some personal advice to the teens; he spoke about his struggles with gaining the motivation to go to college.
“I would hear kids talk about college, I was like man, please get out of here man. What you talking about college I ain't going to no school,” Irvin explained.
Dallas' very own, songstress Erykah Badu was scheduled to step up to the mic and serenade the crowd.
“What I would take with me today would be just a lot of new insight on college... college is the place to be,” senior Thomas Hatton said.
Here's to getting this crowd, college ready and giving them the courage to believe that they really do ... got this!