For the ninth year in a row, Hinds Community College hosted special education field day for Hinds County students on May 2.

Students from Hinds County schools throughout the district gathered at Gene Murphy Field at Joe Renfroe Stadium on the Raymond Campus for a series of fun and games that included popcorn, snow cones and a sack lunch as a way to end the school year.

Hinds Community College employees and students volunteered to help with the games.

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2016. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

Among the games played by Hinds County special education students at the annual field day at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus was one in which students pulled out a stick holding the balls in a container. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)
Kaleb Washington, 7, a Raymond Elementary student plays a game in which he pulls out a stick from a container of balls to see how many fall out. Helping him are Raymond Elementary employee Linda Moore, left, and Raymond Elementary teacher assistant Josephine Cain, pushing the wheel chair. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)
Xavier Mitchell, 8, a student at Hinds County school district’s Bolton-Edwards Elementary, participates in a relay race in which he has to pick up a potato and run back to base. The potatoes were labeled with a letter of the alphabet that he had to find. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)
Special education students from various Hinds County schools participated in a field day held at Hinds Community College’s Gene Murphy Field at Joe Renfroe Stadium on the Raymond Campus. Hinds physical therapy assisting program volunteered at the special event. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)
Raymond Elementary student Lily Williams listens as exceptional education teacher Amanda Hall sings to her at the special education field day on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)
Hinds Community College physical therapy assisting student Evan Bauer of Gluckstadt helps Raymond Elementary student Brianna Uzzle with a game at the annual special education field day. Brianna was supposed to pick out one of the photos from the list Bauer was showing her. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)
Raymond Elementary student Eli Ashley enjoys popping bubble wrap at the May 2 special education field day held at Hinds Community College. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)
Gary Road Elementary student Zoe Beth Edwards, 5, enjoys special education field day at Hinds Community College on May 2. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)
Terry Hgh School student Cedric Dixon plays a game with the help of teaching assistant Kimberly McNeal, left, and Hinds Community College physical therapy assisting student Victoria Massey of Ridgeland, right. Cedric was participating in the annual special education field day on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)
Gary Road Elementary student Christopher Michael Hazlewood throws a bean bag during a game at the special education field day at Hinds Community College on May 2. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)
George Stewart helps his son Landon, a Gary Road Elementary student, with a game at special education field day on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)
Raymond Elementary student Esther Williams enjoys playing under a parachute at special education field day at Hinds Community College on May 2. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)
Volunteers help out at Hinds Community College’s special education field day finale – the annual wheelchair race. The adults are, from left, Hinds Wellness Complex employee Wayan Sugiantara, Hinds Wellness Complex Assistant Director Jeremy Gordon, Hinds student Perry Banks, Hinds soccer coach Doug Williams and Hinds alumnae Belinda Sollie. The day was for Hinds County school district special education students on May 2. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)
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