On Tuesday, February 25th a group of CMS eighth grade students had the amazing opportunity to attend CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) Education Day at Ovens Auditorium. More than 24,000 middle school students and chaperones from Charlotte NC and surrounding areas were in attendance. The purpose of the event is to provide middle school students an opportunity to learn more about the CIAA conference colleges and universities. During this event, students were presented with information on college access and keys for success as well as information on what students must do now and in high school to prepare for college. CIAA conference institution college recruiters from Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina and South Carolina were in attendance and were available to students. Students began with an opening session that included CIAA and sponsor remarks, a speaker, award presentations, and more! Afterwards, students rotated between an educational fair consisting of CIAA colleges/universities and other educational organizations. All students who attended had a great time!