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Honors College Students Leave Their Mark in the Clarksdale Community

Pupils of the Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School were in for a treat last Friday as members of the Honors College at Coahoma Community College paid the young students a special visit. The overachieving college students decided that reading to the children would make a great community service project.

Honors College Students Leave Their Mark in the Clarksdale Community

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4057 - Melody Dixon

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Thu Sep 20, 2018

Honors College Reading
Photo provided by Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School

Pupils of the Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School were in for a treat last Friday as members of the Honors College at Coahoma Community College paid the young students a special visit. The overachieving college students decided that reading to the children would make a great community service project.

One aim of the Honors College program, which was launched in the fall of 2015, is to encourage students’ service to both the college and community.  The recent community service project is proof that the young adults are working toward this goal.

Honors College ReadingPromising sophomore and president of the honors program Karinton Johnson saw that it was imperative to play a part in developing the elementary school-aged students’ affinity for gaining knowledge and exercising their brains.

"I believe a passion for learning and exploring opportunities starts at a young age,” Johnson said.

A youth choir director at her church New Covenant, she has always had a soft spot in her heart for the youth.

“While reading to the kids, it warmed my heart at how excited and interactive they were,” Johnson expressed. “I plan to continue to inspire at least one child a month.”

The experience was unforgettable, she said.

Honors College ReadingThe select group of students maintains the desire to push beyond the usual mode of thinking. These students, who have the aptitude that separates them from the pack, are also challenged to take the leadership role in many aspects.

“I am appreciative of Karinton’s work to pull this event together,” Honors College Director Jeremy Pittman said, acknowledging Johnson for having the willingness to reach out to Clarksdale Collegiate and involving fellow Honors College students.

“I believe it is important that we, as a community, continue to provide positive role models for our young people, as well as encourage others that can also change their circumstances through education.” 

To apply for entrance into the Honors College program, students are required to submit a 500-word essay as well as two letters of recommendation from a high school faculty member, counselor or administrator, as well as one from a community leader.

Click here for more information about CCC's Honors College.