RAYMOND – Student orientation leaders from Hinds Community College joined more than 70 senior colleges and universities at the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop held March 10-12 at Georgia Southern University, winning second place in the Skit Competition as the lone two-year institution represented at the event.

LaDaysha Washington, left, of Mendenhall, Myia Harris, of Clinton, Shantianna Thames, of Louisville, and Aliyyah Blakely, of Flint, Mich. perform a version of a skit they performed at the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop held March 10-12 at Georgia Southern University. Attendees of the conference reenacted the skit March 29 during a student event. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)
LaDaysha Washington, left, of Mendenhall, Myia Harris, of Clinton, Shantianna Thames, of Louisville, and Aliyyah Blakely, of Flint, Mich. perform a version of a skit they performed at the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop held March 10-12 at Georgia Southern University. Attendees of the conference reenacted the skit March 29 during a student event. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“This is the first time at Hinds Community College has won in any category at SROW,” said Steven Jones, associate director of Student Housing and Residence Life at the Raymond Campus. “This is a major accomplishment for our orientation leaders because SROW attracted nearly 2,200 students and professionals from more than 80 universities in 10 states.”

Students who attended the conference were Denicia Diew, of Yazoo City; Abigail West, of Hamilton, in Monroe County; Amber Gladney, of Jackson; Brinkley Branch, of Raymond; Evan Jefferson, of Jackson; Aliyyah Blakely, of Flint, Mich.; Myia Harris, of Clinton; Shantianna Thames, of Louisville, Miss.; LaDaysha Washington, of Mendenhall.

The Hinds contingent’s 4-minute skit was judged for plot/theme development and how it was connected to the orientation program. Students portrayed characters on campus who would seek assistance from student services.

The event was put on by NODA, an international association of education professionals, students, faculty and related organizations which promotes the fields of orientation, transition and retention.

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Front row, from left, Denicia Diew, of Yazoo City; Abigail West, of Hamilton, Miss.; Amber Gladney, of Jackson; back row, from left, Brinkley Branch, of Raymond; Evan Jefferson, of Jackson; Aliyyah Blakely, of Flint, Mich.; Myia Harris, of Clinton; Shantianna Thames, of Louisville, Miss.; LaDaysha Washington, of Mendenhall, Cyla Logan, of Edwards.
Front row, from left, Denicia Diew, of Yazoo City; Abigail West, of Hamilton, Miss.; Amber Gladney, of Jackson; back row, from left, Brinkley Branch, of Raymond; Evan Jefferson, of Jackson; Aliyyah Blakely, of Flint, Mich.; Myia Harris, of Clinton; Shantianna Thames, of Louisville, Miss.; LaDaysha Washington, of Mendenhall, Cyla Logan, of Edwards.
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