Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARKSDALE – Family and friends joined CCC faculty and staff Tuesday morning in the Marion Reid Gym to congratulate Tigers who excelled in the classroom during the annual Sophomore Class Awards Day program.
Organized by sophomore class sponsors Deborah Carter and Shirley Ferguson-Hicks, the event recognized CCC scholars who have excelled academically during the 2015-16 school year.
“I want to congratulate you all. …You look great,” said CCC Chief of Staff Jerone Shaw to the class of upcoming graduates. “I know that wherever you go, you’re going to continue to represent your parents, yourselves and our institution very well.”
The program included an invocation by Miss CCC, sophomore Kezia Walker; a welcome by Mr. CCC, sophomore Anfernee Morgan; poetry readings by sophomore Chrishawna Bell and Chris Powell; words of encouragement by sophomore Khalil Stapleton; and selections from the CCC Choir.
Stapleton reminded his cohorts of the importance of choosing friends wisely and keeping focused on their goals.
“Always remember, ‘The company you keep determines the level you reach,’” said Stapleton. “If you want to know where you will be in five years, look at your friends. …You can’t hang with chickens and expect to soar with eagles.”
Award presentations included special presentations by faculty and staff members from the Division of Academic Affairs, the Division of Career and Technical Education and the Division of Student Affairs.
Sophomore Justin Johnson of Clarksdale, MS was also presented a $1,000 scholarship on behalf of the North Delta Clarksdale Alumni Chapter of Alcorn State University by CCC English Instructor Robert Rockett.
During closing remarks, Shaw highlighted the dedication and commitment shown by CCC faculty and staff.
“I want to pay particular attention to the faculty, staff and chairs who have gotten us where we are today,” he said. “I want to take the opportunity to additionally thank the parents and grandparents … we appreciate the support you have given and will continue to give our students.”
Shaw also encouraged Tigers to spread the word about their accomplishments at CCC.
“Coahoma Community College is good enough for you, so it’s good enough for others as well. Spread the word about what you’ve been able to accomplish here,” he said.
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