Eagle Experience offers preview of college

High school students Alana Mann and Tatyanna Kidd got a closer look at Meridian Community College at Friday’s first fall Eagle Experience Day.

Mann, 14, from Sebastopol High School, and Kidd, 19, from Leake County High School, were among students from Scott, Neshoba, Leake and Lauderdale counties who got a taste of college life. “I learned a lot about MCC today,” Mann said. “I learned about the different programs and the work you can do and how to succeed in it,” she said.

Kidd agreed, saying she was especially interested in construction trades. “I love working with my hands,” she said.

Eagle Experience allows for participants to garner information about MCC’s admission process, scholarship opportunities and more. Parents also joined in the event that included a campus tour and lunch.

“College preview day exposes you to a potential environment,” said Ashley Tanksley, MCC recruiter. Participants can get a first-hand look at the campus culture as well as the academic opportunities college offers.

Friday’s event was the first of four Eagle Experience days. Additional dates are Oct. 25, Feb. 21, 2020, and March 20, 2020. To learn more about future Eagle Experience events, contact Brandon Dewease, director of recruiting, at 601-481-1340 or email bdewease@meridiancc.edu.


Photo: Alana Mann, left, and Tatyanna Kidd take a closer look at a toy eagle that was a part of a display. The two high school students gathered with others in MCC’s Quave Student Life Center during the College’s Eagle Experience event on Friday at MCC.

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