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More than 30 students enrolled in the Boys and Girls Club of Booneville/Prentiss County this fall, and they have been beyond busy. Under the leadership of Angelique Jumper, the students have been expanding their educational base through a variety of activities.
The club once again hosted Astro Camp, a week-long series of events endorsed by the NASA Stennis Space Center. Students participated in a variety of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) classes. In addition, they put their knowledge to use with some hands-on projects which required them to build satellites, international space stations, and robots. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's moon landing, the club enjoyed a "Stomp the Rockets" demonstration.
At the 2019 Boys and Girls Clubs of Mississippi Teen Leadership Retreat in Gulfport, students from all over the state gathered for four days of leadership development activities. They wore t-shirts featuring the award-winning design of Booneville's Cristin Penrose.
In October the Booneville group visited Tupelo for the Imagine the Possibilities career expo hosted by CREATE Foundation. The expo featured information and demonstrations in 18 career pathways. Students enjoyed the interactive displays and the one-on-one conversations with experts in the various fields, such as these employees from Caterpillar.
Clearly education is the focus of the Boys and Girls Club of Booneville/Prentiss County. Perhaps that explains why 18 students from the group made the honor roll for the first reporting period. Job well done, everyone!
You can follow all the activities of the club on their facebook page.
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