Angela Lackey

High School Students Get Glimpse of the Tiger Culture with Preview Day

Admissions Counselor and Recruiter Angela Lackey was the plug powering the Preview Day activities for high schoolers from about 10 secondary institutions in Clarksdale and its surrounding areas.

High School Students Get Glimpse of the Tiger Culture with Preview Day

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

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Fri Oct 4, 2019

Preview Day Pics

Admissions Counselor and Recruiter Angela Lackey was the plug powering the Preview Day activities for high schoolers from about 10 secondary institutions in Clarksdale and its surrounding areas. The Rosa Fort High School senior class as well as Shaw High School, Cleveland High, Clarksdale High, West Tallahatchie High, Cleveland High’s Career and Technical department, West Bolivar High and one representative from Greenwood, Mississippi’s Amanda Elzy High School vivaciously jumpstarted the event by answering to Lackey’s signature roll call.

After CCC Chief of Staff Jerone Shaw gave an official greeting to welcome the cohorts to Tiger Nation, the Pinnacle resounded with energetic rounds of ‘ROLL CALL! CHECK!’

Coahoma’s cheerleading squad revved up the atmosphere with a few spirited and acrobatic routines. The CCC choir turned all attention toward the front of the building performing a diverse set of selections, including the traditional piece “Even Me,” and the widely-known gospel hit “Deliver Me.”

The students explored the grand display of props and table set-ups featuring information about a range of CCC programs and offerings, from Health Sciences to Academic Counseling.

Math instructor Trent Calvin, who presented students with material giving a list of all majors in the CCC Math and Science department, the mission statement, activities, and clubs, talked to students about possible career paths they could take with their degree in math.

“CCC is a great place to start any career,” said Calvin. “We have quality, trained professionals who are invested in the community and want to see students succeed. Class sizes are small within our major, so it allows time for instructors to get to know each of our students and provide quality hands-on instruction.

“Also, students could potentially get a four-year degree for free by attending CCC first. For one, our tuition is a fraction of the cost of any university, and most students qualify for pell grants. I encourage every student to keep their GPA high and join Phi Theta Kappa, which will cover your next years of school.”

The Marching Maroon Typhoon band blasted selections from the stands to pep up the enthusiasm even more. Students pulled out their cell phones to capture the crisp, delightful sounds from the musicians. They were all encouraged to vote online and send the CCC band to the Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase slated for January 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The CCC show choir treated the crowd to two performances and an entertaining soul train line. Representatives from each school capped off High School Day with a dance contest.