Spring 2014 High School Day Promises to be a Day of Fun, Information

2014-01-07 | Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations - Brittany Davis; (662) 621-4061 - bdavis@coahomacc.eduBookmark and Share

Local high school students show their CCC Spirit during the Fall High School Day.

CLARKSDALE – Seniors from about 20 area high schools will get a taste of what it means to be a Coahoma Community College Tiger Jan. 18 during the annual Spring High School Day.

Sponsored by Coahoma Community College’s (CCC) Admissions Department, High School Day is designed to be a fun as well as informative event for high school seniors in CCC’s five counties, which include: Coahoma, Bolivar, Tallahatchie, Tunica and Quitman.

“High School Day is an event designed for all CCC district high school seniors and those individuals completing their GED to participate in. The event takes place on campus and gives them a little taste of college life,” said CCC Admissions Counselor/ Recruiter Emmanuel Lackey, who is one of the event’s organizers.

“The overall goal is, of course, recruitment and exposure. We want to show students what we have to offer here at Coahoma CCC and hopefully narrow the search for their educational pursuits. We want them to come to us first.”

The event will kickoff at 10 a.m. and will conclude at noon with a free lunch that will be provided to participants in the Pinnacle.

As an added perk, students attending High School Day will receive free admission to CCC’s Homecoming Basketball game against the Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans at 1 p.m.

“It’s going to be a fun day, but we’re also going to have information regarding the ACT, scholarships, financial aid and so forth. We’ll even offer assistance that will show students how to go online and apply for a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA),” Lackey said.

The CCC Choir as well as the CCC and Aggie High School Marching Band will perform. Those students interested in extracurricular activities such as band or choir will be able to perform auditions and could be awarded scholarships.

Prospective students will be able to take a campus tour and can also pre-request a tour for a specific area of interest that they may have.

Several door prizes and gift cards will also be given away during the event.

Lackey encourages all high school seniors to attend.

“Some students don’t get the opportunity to pre-visit a school before they actually attend it. CCC wants to reach out those students in our district and let them know what we have to offer.” Lackey said. “We have that homey feel, but we’re also educating. Our classes are not as congested as those at a university, and one of the biggest benefits of coming to CCC first is that students who come here debt free can leave debt free. “

Lackey said in the past, high school day has been very successful, and they’re hoping to top that number during the upcoming event.

“We had a High School Day this past October and the number of participants were at an all-time high with about 600 high school seniors attending. We’re planning to be as successful, if not more, this time as well.”

For more information about the Spring 2014 High School Day, please call the Admission’s Office at (662) 621-4696 or by email at admissions@coahomacc.edu.