Pointing-West-Trio-TS-MiddlPointing West Trio TS Middle School.HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/2/14) — Madisonville Community College’s Trio Talent Search participants from Crittenden, Hopkins and Muhlenberg Counties had a summer of fun educational travel opportunities.

The middle school students had a day of learning and exploration at the Discovery Park of America on June 10 in Union City, Tennessee. Fifty Trio Talent Search participants experienced a simulation of the 1811-1812 Reel Foot Lake earthquakes, visited the Starship Theater and had a guided lesson of the 1880’s Settlement. Students made friends from other schools as they discovered favorite areas of the park which included the metal human slide, tower and maze, a polar bear, the cloud maker and NASCAR display. Several explored the rail car kitchen, walked through the covered bridge, checked out the apple press and rang the church bells.

The TRiO Talent Search high school participants kicked off their summer trip with a campus tour of Rhodes College, a liberal arts college in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee. The students found it fascinating since the Collegiate Gothic architecture reminded them of the Harry Potter movies. A local guitarist shared Memphis history through stories and songs on a bus tour. At the Center for Southern Folklore, the group was treated to a southern-style meal and a trio of blues musicians who shared the history of American music. Oxford Mississippi, home of the University of Mississippi, was the destination for the second day. After a guided tour of the city and a trip to Rowan Oak, the home of William Faulkner, the group toured Ole Miss and then headed to downtown Oxford. Arriving back in Memphis, they visited the Peabody Hotel to watch the famous march of the ducks, explored Beale Street, dined at Central Barbecue and wrapped up the evening with a ghost tour around the city. The trip concluded with a tour of the National Civil Rights Museum which included a wealth of information about the Civil Rights Movement and a viewing of the actual motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.

Trio Talent Search is a federally funded program for middle and high school students who meet eligibility requirements and have the potential to graduate from college. The program is located at Madisonville Community College and serves middle and high school students in Crittenden, Hopkins and Muhlenberg Counties.

Program staffing includes Marcia Evans, Staff Support Advisor; Wes Ausenbaugh, Corey Downey, Casey Johnson, Advisors; and Anna Leasure, Director.

Rowan-Oak---Trio-TS-High-ScRowan Oak - Trio TS High School

SurfKY News
Information provided by Joyce Riggs

© 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.

3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

February 21, 2015 7151

Traffic Advisory for Western Kentucky

in Top News For All Sites by KTC
February 25, 2015 6295

Multi-Agency Investigation Nets Large-Scale Meth…

in Top News For All Sites by Trooper Stu Recke
February 24, 2015 6183

Two Charged in Central City Meth Bust

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
February 22, 2015 5966

Easter Cuties Pageant in Memory of Shanice Bean

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
February 25, 2015 5905

New Asian Restaurant Coming to Madisonville

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
February 21, 2015 5719

Local Administrators Warn Employees to Watch for…

in Top News For All Sites by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

February 12, 2015

UPDATE: Name of Pennyrile Fatality Officially…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
February 09, 2015

Police Pursue Man after Fight at Taco Bell

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

February 28, 2015 2064

City's Parking Ordinances to be Strictly Enforced…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
February 27, 2015 1526

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Feb. 27, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
February 27, 2015 1355

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

in Hopkins News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
February 27, 2015 1256

Tim Thomas to Speak at Rescheduled Black History…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
February 27, 2015 1190

AIRPLAY: Travis Dukes Makes Stop for Jam Session

in Top News For All Sites by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
February 27, 2015 1050

Mustangs Fall to McLean County in Three Overtime…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Steve LeMaster
February 27, 2015 1031

How to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions at Home

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
February 27, 2015 1020

Tips for Travelers Considering a Cruise

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
February 27, 2015 1012

Whitfield Presses Health Secretary on Obamacare…

in General News For All Sites by Marty Irby
February 27, 2015 957

The Potentially Harmful Effects of Mold in Your…

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News