Click here to see larger imageClick here to see larger image

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/9/13) – With college basketball tournament season in full swing, Madisonville Community College (MCC) played host to over 200 TRiO Talent Search Middle School students for a day of fun and learning.

“March Madness 2013” brought 6th-8th grade students from Crittenden, Hopkins and Muhlenberg counties to campus to hear from MCC personnel about the world of possibilities available to people who earn a college degree. Middle schools represented were Browning Springs, James Madison, South Hopkins, West Hopkins School, Muhlenberg North, Muhlenberg South, and Crittenden County.

Upon arrival at MCC, students were divided into teams and given gear in their teams’ colors that they could proudly wear around campus. From there, they set off to the first of three sessions to learn about subjects such as how the college financial aid process works, what a radiographer does, how foreign language opens doors to careers at home and abroad, the way math factors into many different career fields (even sports), and what a career in biology or ecology could mean for them. Instructors included: Sharie Davis and Stacie Gary (Bracket Probability); Katrina Florea (Origami); Patricia Fouse and Dianne Jernigan (Clase de Espanola Baloncesto Locura de Marzo); MCC Radiography Students Penny Berry, Helen Diuguid, and Stacey Ferrell (X-ray Vision); Casey Johnson (Money Madness); Octavia Lawrence (College/University ~ PREZI); Lisa Miller (Breathe Your Best); Dr. Mike Shifflett and Dr. Aseem Talukdar (The Night Sky); Pam Smith (Environmental Study/Biology Careers); Randy Wolfe and Tom Hughes (Mining Simulation). Each team had a different journey!

trio march madness 02

After teams completed their sessions, they joined their competitors to share lunchtime as a group, mingling among other schools and meeting new friends. Each team had a Guide (many of whom were current or former Talent Search participants) who led them from place to place and awarded points for things such as asking good questions, being respectful, and playing to win. Each guide was also on the lookout for his or her team MVP. At the end of the day, after they had calculated teams’ point totals, Talent Search staff presented trophies and medals to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. First place went to James Madison Middle School’s black team, second place went to West Hopkins’ navy blue team, and the third place winner was Browning Springs’ tan team.

Each team had a MVP that received special recognition along with a Murray State University t-shirt. All Talent Search students conducted themselves with maturity and showed great willingness to learn. It was a “March Madness” to remember!

For more information about services provided by the federally funded TRiO Talent Search program, please contact Anna Leasure, Director; Wes Ausenbaugh, J’Nora Anderson, Corey Downey, Advisors; or Marcia Evans, Administrative Advisor. Offices are located in the John H. Gray Building on the MCC North Campus.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Joyce Riggs
Photo provided by Madisonville Community College

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14

In Other News...

Miners Drop Home Game to Dubois County

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/1/15) — Visiting Dubois County scored first and never trailed in an Ohio Valley League matchup… Read More

BMS SBDM Cancels June Meeting

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (6/1/15) — The School-Based Decision Making Council at Burns Middle School has cancelled a meeting… Read More

Most Read This Week

May 27, 2015 7360

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 30, 2015 6748

Study of Virus Attack on Cancer Sees Success

by Julie Heflin
May 28, 2015 6466

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 4206

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 3659

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - May 27, 2015

by Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 11276

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 9100

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 31, 2015 1121

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 1060

Authorities Discover Meth Lab While Assisting…

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 1000

Survivors, Caregivers, Supporters Gather for…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 881

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 515

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 502

Muhlenberg County High School Holds 2015…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 495

UPDATE - Pursuit Ends in Two Vehicle Injury…

by SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 446

Human Relations Coordinator Identifies Possible…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 441

KSP Post 2 Activity Report - May 2015

by Trooper S. C. Recke
May 31, 2015 430

Madisonville Fire Department Report - May 31, 2015

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News