CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Nearly 1,200 high school seniors visited Del Mar College's West Campus Friday to get a taste of college life.

There were plenty of hands-on demonstrations unsing equipment the students would get to work with for different majors. The students said they were impressed with their trip to Del Mar College.

"It helped me learn a lot as to what the college experience is like and how it's going to be, and help me prepare for after high school," Diane Limon said.

"It was amazing to come here and check all this out because they provided me the information I needed here," Amber Morales said.

The students represented 30 high schools from around the Coastal Bend, and they learned how to become successful college students through civility in the classroom, internet etiquette, the dual credit program, choosing a major and stress management.

One lucky high school senior received a $250 Del Mar College scholarship.

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