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Hinds CC hosts eighth annual field day for Hinds County special education students
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03 May

Hinds CC hosts eighth annual field day for Hinds County special education students

It’s safe to say that the wheelchair race is Mollie Coward’s favorite event at the special education field day for Hinds County students held at Hinds Community College each year.

This year’s theme for the eighth annual event was “Let Your Light Shine On.” The morning’s fun was capped with a balloon release from the middle of Joe Renfroe field at Hinds’ Raymond Campus. Each balloon was tagged with a student’s name and the email address for Larina Mason, a Hinds alumnae and the organizer – lmason@hinds.k12.ms.us.

Byram assistant principal Tommy Burchfield and Elina Smith, left, gave Mollie Coward and student mentor Jared Keyes a run for their month but once again Mollie won the annual wheelchair race at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Byram assistant principal Tommy Burchfield and Elina Smith, left, gave Mollie Coward and student mentor Jared Keyes a run for their month but once again Mollie won the annual wheelchair race at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Coward, 21, a student at Raymond High School, and teammate and student mentor Jared Keyes, won this year’s wheelchair race, besting Elina Smith, a Byram student, and her teammate Byram Middle School assistant principal Tommy Brumfield.

The special needs students from all the Hinds County schools, teachers and parent chaperones spent the morning playing a variety of games. A big hit was the petting zoo that included snakes, iguanas, rabbits, turtles, hedgehogs, parrot and even a pig.

 

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Hinds Community College is celebrating its 100th year of Community Inspired Service in 2017. Hinds opened in September 1917 first as an agricultural high school and admitted college students for the first time in 1922, with the first class graduating in 1927. In 1982 Hinds Junior College and Utica Junior College merged, creating the Hinds Community College District. Today, as Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution with six locations. Hinds offers quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

Raymond Elementary student Kaleb Washington is happy to see Hinds County schools physical therapist Larina Mason, organizer of the annual field day held each year at Hinds Community College.

Raymond Elementary student Kaleb Washington is happy to see Hinds County schools physical therapist Larina Mason, organizer of the annual field day held each year at Hinds Community College.

Raymond Elementary student Breanne Uzzle, 8, loves being spun around on the parachute at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Raymond Elementary student Breanne Uzzle, 8, loves being spun around on the parachute at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Bolton Elementary student Trevae Green, 8, foreground, and Kendarius Thomas, 10, race during a matching game at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Bolton Elementary student Trevae Green, 8, foreground, and Kendarius Thomas, 10, race during a matching game at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Raymond High student Thomas Manning, 16, makes a huge soap bubble at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Raymond High student Thomas Manning, 16, makes a huge soap bubble at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Terry High student Clive Cargill pulls out a stick to see how many balls will fall in the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Terry High student Clive Cargill pulls out a stick to see how many balls will fall in the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Raymond school nurse Daffney Garvin enjoys the parrot at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Raymond school nurse Daffney Garvin enjoys the parrot at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Gary Road Intermediate student Mason Clark, 9, slides down the bouncy house slide. He was at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Gary Road Intermediate student Mason Clark, 9, slides down the bouncy house slide. He was at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Cleveland Hunter, 19, a Raymond High student, watches to see how many balls fall when he pulls the stick. He was at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Cleveland Hunter, 19, a Raymond High student, watches to see how many balls fall when he pulls the stick. He was at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Lee Myers and daughter Rachel, 10, a student at Raymond Elementary, check out the snake “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Lee Myers and daughter Rachel, 10, a student at Raymond Elementary, check out the snake “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Donnesha Walker, 13, a Carver Middle School student, watches to see how many balls will fall when she pulls out a stick. She was at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Donnesha Walker, 13, a Carver Middle School student, watches to see how many balls will fall when she pulls out a stick. She was at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Raymond Elementary student Lily Williams, 6, and mom Elaine try out the bubbles at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Raymond Elementary student Lily Williams, 6, and mom Elaine try out the bubbles at the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Raymond Elementary students Danny Russom, 7, left, and Ely Ashley, 9, have a grand time with the bubbles at the May 2 special education field day held at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Raymond Elementary students Danny Russom, 7, left, and Ely Ashley, 9, have a grand time with the bubbles at the May 2 special education field day held at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Kayden Reed, 5, a Raymond Elementary student, enjoys a team competition adding water from a plunger to the plastic bins during the “Let Your Light Shine On” special education field day at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Kayden Reed, 5, a Raymond Elementary student, enjoys a team competition adding water from a plunger to the plastic bins during the “Let Your Light Shine On” special education field day at Hinds Community College. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

At the close of the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College students released balloons with tags that had a student’s name and the email address for Larina Mason. Anyone who finds a balloon is asked to email Mason at Lmason@hinds.k12.ms.us. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

At the close of the “Let Your Light Shine On” field day for Hinds County special education students on May 2 at Hinds Community College students released balloons with tags that had a student’s name and the email address for Larina Mason. Anyone who finds a balloon is asked to email Mason at Lmason@hinds.k12.ms.us. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

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Hinds County students enjoy field day at Hinds CC
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22 April

Hinds County students enjoy field day at Hinds CC

Lots of games, popcorn and snow cones along with bright sunshine and laughter. That was the day for more than 100 Hinds County students in the special education program who participated in the annual field day at Hinds Community College on April 21.

Hinds has been hosting the field day at Joe Renfroe Stadium since 2010. The finale of the day is always the wheelchair race, this year won by Brannon Martin and coach Robert Pittman.

 

Kendarius Thomas, 8, a Bolton-Edwards Elementary student, plays a relay game with a Frisbee and tennis ball.

Kendarius Thomas, 8, a Bolton-Edwards Elementary student, plays a relay game with a Frisbee and tennis ball.

Students in Hinds Community College Physical Therapy Assistant program and Future Educators of America were volunteers at the field day for special education students in Hinds County school district.

Students in Hinds Community College Physical Therapy Assistant program and Future Educators of America were volunteers at the field day for special education students in Hinds County school district.

Byram Middle coach Robert Pittman, a Hinds alumnus, and Brannon Martin are the winners of the field day wheelchair race.

Byram Middle coach Robert Pittman, a Hinds alumnus, and Brannon Martin are the winners of the field day wheelchair race.

In the grand finale of the field day, Byram Middle coach Robert Pittman, a Hinds alumnus, pushes Brannon Martin while volunteer Mallory Coleman pushes Rachel Myers, 8, in the wheel chair race.

In the grand finale of the field day, Byram Middle coach Robert Pittman, a Hinds alumnus, pushes Brannon Martin while volunteer Mallory Coleman pushes Rachel Myers, 8, in the wheel chair race.

Gary Road Elementary student Kassidy Furlow, 5, does an art project at field day at Hinds Community College.

Gary Road Elementary student Kassidy Furlow, 5, does an art project at field day at Hinds Community College.

Hinds Community College Future Educators of America students bounce a ball on a parachute as one of the activities with the special education students.

Hinds Community College Future Educators of America students bounce a ball on a parachute as one of the activities with the special education students.

Larina Mason, center, physical therapist for the Hinds County school district and a graduate of Hinds Community College, began the field trip in 2010 for special education students. Hinds employees who organize the event include, Jackie Granberry, vice president for Advancement, and Mark Stanton, district director for Student Activities.

Larina Mason, center, physical therapist for the Hinds County school district and a graduate of Hinds Community College, began the field trip in 2010 for special education students. Hinds employees who organize the event include, Jackie Granberry, vice president for Advancement, and Mark Stanton, district director for Student Activities.

Terry High School student Gadarius Russell, 17, tosses Cheetos on top of a whipped cream covered hat worn by assistant teacher Shun Butler.

Terry High School student Gadarius Russell, 17, tosses Cheetos on top of a whipped cream covered hat worn by assistant teacher Shun Butler.

Raymond Elementary student Dakessia Swinney, 11, enjoys the bubbles.

Raymond Elementary student Dakessia Swinney, 11, enjoys the bubbles.

Henry Hankins, 10, Gary Road Intermediate School, gives a high five to Hinds Community College student Molli Douglas, a Raymond Campus softball player. In the background is Tyler Archibald, 11.

Henry Hankins, 10, Gary Road Intermediate School, gives a high five to Hinds Community College student Molli Douglas, a Raymond Campus softball player. In the background is Tyler Archibald, 11.

Adrian Ramos, 11, Raymond Elementary gets his face painted by Jessa Shivers, a Hinds Community College student in the physical therapy assistant program at Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center.

Adrian Ramos, 11, Raymond Elementary gets his face painted by Jessa Shivers, a Hinds Community College student in the physical therapy assistant program at Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center.

Jessa Shivers, a Hinds Community College student in the physical therapy assistant program at Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, left, paints the face of Raymond Elementary student Rachel Myers, 8, while teacher Lisa Baldwin watches.

Jessa Shivers, a Hinds Community College student in the physical therapy assistant program at Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, left, paints the face of Raymond Elementary student Rachel Myers, 8, while teacher Lisa Baldwin watches.

Chance Babb, 14, a student at Carver Middle School, pets Godzilla the alligator with the help of Corey Wright, wildlife biologist with the Mississippi Wildlife and Fisheries.

Chance Babb, 14, a student at Carver Middle School, pets Godzilla the alligator with the help of Corey Wright, wildlife biologist with the Mississippi Wildlife and Fisheries.

Chance Babb, 14, a student at Carver Middle School, pets Godzilla the alligator with the help of Corey Wright, wildlife biologist with the Mississippi Wildlife and Fisheries.

Chance Babb, 14, a student at Carver Middle School, pets Godzilla the alligator with the help of Corey Wright, wildlife biologist with the Mississippi Wildlife and Fisheries.

Rene Layman, Hinds County school district reading interventionist, helps Bolton-Edwards student Gerrick Haley, 12, play a relay game.

Rene Layman, Hinds County school district reading interventionist, helps Bolton-Edwards student Gerrick Haley, 12, play a relay game.

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