Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College recently afforded a group of local high school students the opportunity to attend the 2015 Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (SAEOPP) Student Initiatives Competition in Atlanta, Georgia.
CCC Talent Search Program Coordinators Janice Snerling and Kimberly Bee traveled with students from J.W. Stampley Freshmen Academy and Coahoma Agricultural High School to compete in the 2015 competition hosted on the campus of Atlanta Metropolitan College in April.
The students, selected by the coordinators based on their grades in school and how well they participate in program, represented the state of Mississippi and competed against other Talent Search participants in a “High Q” bowl.
According to Snerling, the students were excited, anxious and nervous about the competition and practiced after school each day for two weeks.
“This experience was beneficial by simply giving the students the opportunity to interact with students from other talent search programs in various states as well as the opportunity to visit another state and expose them to life outside of Mississippi,” Snerling said.
In addition to the competition, students had the opportunity to network with Talent Search participants from other states within the region, tour college campuses including Spelman College, Morehouse College, and Clark-Atlanta University and also had a little fun visiting the World of Coca-Cola exhibit.
Student representing J.W. Stampley Freshman Academy included Tatiana Bailey, Tramaine Williams, and Antreykea Butler, and students Catera Smith, Ricklireya Strong, and Dennis Washington represented Coahoma Aggie.