Posted: Apr 24, 2013 8:35 AM by Shannon Davis - MTN News
Updated: Apr 24, 2013 8:44 AM
BUTTE - Around 500 students from southwest Montana toured Montana Tech this morning for the 10th Annual Little Digger Day, and event that's designed for students third through sixth grade.
The students visit the campus and talk with college students and professors. Tech representatives want to get young students excited about college at an early age, saying it's never too early to think about your future.
Associates from Walmart provided a free barbecue for the students in the afternoon. The retailer has partnered with Montana Tech since the inception of Little Digger Day.
By volunteering for the event they are able to receive a grant for the community. Last year they were able to donate $5,000 to Tech's Little Digger day and they hope to do it again.
"It's exciting to get involved with these kids and see what they are going to do in our community when they get older and they will remember us," said Deanna Phillips, Walmart Assistant Manager. "They come to the store and they say oh I saw you barbecuing at the Digger Days so it's a fun thing for all of us."
The students participated in half-hour workshops until 2 p.m. at Montana Tech.