I got back home late last night. My sister and I took a trip to High Point, North Carolina last week. My youngest nephew is a sophomore at High Point University. Last weekend was their winter family weekend event. My brother-in-law is a minister, so Sundays are his main workday and he was unable to attend. Sis asked if I'd go with her. She wanted to check out some of the many furniture outlets in High Point while we were there. We saw some nice furniture, but didn't buy anything. It was fun to look though.
The University provided lots of entertainment for the weekend. We went to a concert by Eddie From Ohio on Friday. I had never heard of them, but they put on a good show. The group is from Virginia and consists of four members (I don't know where Ohio in their name came from). Their music is part country, part folk.
Saturday afternoon we attended a beautiful choral concert put on by The University Singers, Chapel Choir, and Chamber Singers. My nephew sang with the Chamber Singers. He is a talented singer and will be singing with his group at Carnegie Hall in March.
On Saturday evening we attended a magic show put on by Ryan Oakes. We were sitting in the second row and had a good view of the stage and what he was doing, but were unable to determine how he did the tricks.
The weather was cold and damp most of the time. I took a few pictures yesterday before we left. High Point University is a fast growing school and has a beautiful campus.
The University Center
Nido R. Qubein School of Communication
Plato S Wilson School of Commerce (Notice the statues on the benches)
There are many water features surrounded by green areas through out the campus.
These 16 foot rocking chairs are called the Dream Big Chairs. They encourage the students to have big dreams and to set high goals.
Lifelike statues of famous people can be found on benches all over campus. Here Thomas Jefferson takes a break to read.
Mark Twain enjoys a pipe while relaxing
You can join Gandhi on his bench.
If you are ever in High Point, take a quick tour of the campus. You will be impressed.