The EVSC, WKDQ, 105.3 WJLT, 106.1 KISS-FM and 103GBF will host the third annual Back to School Expo with special stage sponsor I Am Second at Eastland Mall for 10am – 4pm on July 21th. Teachers, parents and children come check out the new features for this year’s classroom! Grade school, High school and College – you name it – there is something for everyone heading back to school this year.

The third annual Back 2 School Expo on Saturday, July 21 at Eastland Mall. It’s one stop shopping brought to you by WKDQ, 105.3 WJLT, 106.1 KISS-FM and 103GBF. I Am Second will be hosting a special live presentation that kids and families will enjoy! In the meantime, check out our list of this year’s best backpacks!




Best Compartment Backpack

Ibex 17 Inch Notebook Backpack

Price: $66.99 (Amazon)  

  • Comp-u-Flex computer pocket keeps your 17-inch widescreen snugly protected
  • Three main compartments provide space for all of your belongings
  • Quik Pocket: Quik Pocket holds iPod/MP3 player for easy access to all of your gadgets; iPod/MP3 Player Pocket



Best Standard High School/College Backpack

JanSport Big Student

Price: $62.00 (Macy’s)

  • Ergonomic S-curve shoulder straps
  • Fully padded back panel for cushioning comfort
  • Web haul handle



Best Elementary/Middle School Backpack

Lucky Bums Dragonfly 15

Price: $42.48 (eBags)

  • Lightweight back pack (12.8 oz)
  • Padded airflow back panel and durable kid friendly smooth glide buckles plus YKK zippers makes the bag comfortable and easily accessible for kids
  • Recommended for kids typically 5 – 9 years old



Cutest Backpack

Vera Bradley Campus Backpack

Price: $109.00 (Vera Bradley)

  • Features a front zip pocket with wide trim detail, a second pocket with zip closure and interior organization pockets
  • 16 Prints to choose from
  • Back panel and straps have foam padding
  • Includes a specially designed grommet (with a headphone cord opening) for an mp3 player


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