JACKSON – College Carnival at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center on April 6 brought out lots of raw talent, desire and ability from metro Jackson high schoolers.

Hilda Wells, biology instructor at the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center, shows off various models of the human body with Iasia Morgan, a senior at Wingfield High School. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“I like working with people daily and I like biology,” said Iasia Morgan, a senior at Wingfield High School and one of many high school students and others at the come-and-go campus recruiting event.

Tacora Thomas, a senior at Jim Hill High School, sees nursing as a career and technology as a means to succeed anywhere.

“I’m interested in seeing how these new devices work,” Thomas said as second-semester Hinds student and computer support major Kevin Wansley explained the ins and outs of the latest tech tools.

“This is what I have always dreamed about doing,” Wansley said of his love and aptitude for the latest technology.

Held annually, these events held at all six Hinds locations give prospective students of all ages a chance to find out about everything they need to enroll at the college. At College Carnival, prospective students met with Jackson Campus faculty and staff, learn about admissions, majors, financial aid and registration – all while enjoying free food and prizes.

Tacora Thomas, a senior at Jim Hill High School, checks out the Computer Support Technology Specialist table with Hinds student Kevin Wansley, of Byram. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“We look forward to many of the hundreds of students from metro Jackson and the surrounding area enrolling at the Jackson Campus and taking advantage of what we have to offer,” said Dr. Norman Session, vice president of the Rankin Campus and the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center.

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