freshmen Nathan Israiliff, 17, left, and Chris Rousseau, 18, bicycled
more than 1,700 miles from their homes in Sarasota, Fla., to register
for classes at UW-Stout in Menomonie. The two departed May 26,
five days after their high school graduation. They were greeted
by family and friends when they arrived on campus June 21. Rousseau
will join UW-Stout's studio art program, and Israiliff will be
a part of the manufacturing engineering program.