Educational Talent Search Summer Enrichment Program

Educational Talent Search Participants Dive into STEM over Summer Break

With more than 100 students from their target schools as well as new participants, the program leaders put to use a vast array of knowledge gained and ideas resulting from the conference during June and July.

Educational Talent Search Participants Dive into STEM over Summer Break

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

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Tue Aug 20, 2019

Educational Talent Search Summer Enrichment Program

Educational Talent Search staff began preparing for their summer enrichment program early in April by attending the NASA, STEM and Space Workshop in Jackson, Mississippi. With more than 100 students from their target schools as well as new participants, the program leaders put to use a vast array of knowledge gained and ideas conceived from the conference held in June and July.

The summer enrichment program was held June 3 through June 28, 2019. Several dates were set aside in July for activities with the students. Over the first two weeks of June, 11th and 12th graders were on the CCC campus involved in activities including ACT prep, FAFSA (FSA ID), college readiness, and library studies. The students lodged in campus dormitories and climaxed the program with an educational adventure, first to Central High School, the historic site famous for the Little Rock Nine occurrence during the Civil Rights era. From there, the journey continued to Dallas where they checked out the campuses of HBCU Paul Quinn College and the College of Health Care Professions to take a glance at STEM-based study. ETS catered specifically to eighth through 10th grade students by partnering with 21st Century and Shifting Rhymes. This particular group of students participated in a number of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities each day. Some of their crafts included building robotic cars, making elephant toothpaste, filtering water using household materials, and making candles. To immerse themselves further into the world of science, they engaged in a day of discovery at the NASA Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

The month-long summer program concluded with a one-day STEM Camp on June 28 in the Pinnacle with close to 100 participants. At the camp, students showed off projects they made during the summer enrichment program. Candles, T-shirts, paintings and robotic cars were on display. The students conducted experiments and participated in various activities involving math and technology. Bradford Fair, owner of Royal Funeral Home and director of the West Bolívar School District’s Technology Division, told the participants about the importance of obtaining a college degree. He spoke on his careers as a mortician and computer technician, both of which incorporate STEM fields.

Educational Talent Search Summer Enrichment Program

The Educational Talent Search application can be picked up at all local middle and high schools as well as the Educational Talent Search office in the Charles Reid Sponsored Programs Building on the CCC campus. Our office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Feel free to contact ETS staff for more information:

Kimberly Bee, Director of ETS – ksbee@coahomacc.edu 662-621-4136,

Janice Snerling, Ed. Coordinator – jsnerling@coahomacc.edu 662-621-4838,

Felisha Stevenson, Administrative Asst. /Ed. Coordinator – fstevenson@coahomacc.edu 662-621-4836