Thirteen students walked across a stage last month as the first graduates at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus of the Gateway to College program, which is geared to minimize dropouts from high school.
Multimedia Specialist Melanie Boyd visited the Hinds Rankin Career and Technical building to photograph the overnight welding class that is being offered. This program allows students with full-time jobs, families or other day obligations a chance to get a degree or certification in welding.
The overnight welding class lasts from 12 a.m. to 7 a.m. two nights a week. Instructor Delon Dillon Jr. teaches this class. He was taught welding by his father.
Five Hinds Community College students competed for the title of Miss Hinds Community College 2015 on Jan. 22. As the multimedia specialist for Hinds, I spent some time backstage with the five contestants - Anney Pearson, Courtney Helom, Kaylee Scroggins, Shaniva Thomas and Maggie Shoultz, who won the title – as they made their final preparations before going on stage.