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Sophomore General Education major Khalil Stapleton of Clarksdale, MS, pictured, center, is the winner of CCC's Black History Scavenger Hunt. He is pictured , from left, with Administrative Assistant Annette Sykes and Social Science Chair Barbara Boschert.
CLARKSDALE – A Coahoma Community College Tiger is $100 richer following a drawing held at the conclusion of a scavenger hunt hosted in honor of Black History Month.
Khalil Stapleton, a sophomore General Education major from Clarksdale, MS, was announced as the winner of the “Black History Scavenger Hunt”, themed “Hallowed Grounds: Sites” Friday after discovering he possessed the key to open the box containing the cash prize.
The fun, educational event, sponsored by the Division of Academic Affair’s, was hosted each week through the month of February as part of the CCC’s observation of Black History Month.
According to CCC Black History Month Cahir Vera Griffin, about 20 students successfully completed the hunt.
“We were pleased at how eager and enthusiastic the students were that participated,” she said. “Although this was our first time hosting this activity, our students really learned a lot.”
During the competition, five pieces of paper with Black History clues were posted in various building on campus, with each clue containing information about an African American hero, a question that participants were required to answer and a hint indicating where the next clue could be located.
The first five students completing the hunt received a key that could be used to open a box that contained the $100 prize at the competition’s conclusion. Hence, the more students participated in the hunt, the greater their chance of winning the prize.
“I think we really were able to achieve our goal which was educating our students,” said Griffin. “I had several students make comments on answers they found about people and events they weren’t familiar with prior to this event.”
Griffin credited her committee for the success of all 2016 Black History Month activities. Members include English Instructor, David Jones; Social Science Chair, Barbara Boschert; American Government Instructor, John Mayo; Art Chair, Rosalind Wilcox; Music Chair, Kevin Towers; and Assistant Director of Enrollment and Student Services, LaShasa Griffin.
“My committee was extremely helpful and was able to come up with fun activities that were cost efficient,” said Griffin. “I was really please with the success of all of our activities and we’re looking forward to next year.”