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CHIPOLA BASEBALL HEADED TO NATIONALS
MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians head to Grand Junction, Colorado, May 27 - June 2 for the NJCAA Baseball World Series. Tournament information is available at http://jucogj.org/index.aspx
The NJCAA will broadcast the title games of the World Series live in HD across computers and mobile devices on MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball.
Along with the live MLB.com broadcasts of the national title games of this year’s JUCO World Series, live video broadcasts of all games beginning May 28 to June 1 will be available on NJCAA TV (www.njcaatv.com) – the official digital video network of the NJCAA.
MARIANNA�Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional
and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 282 students who
made the Dean�s List for academic achievement during the Spring Semester
To be placed on the Dean�s List, a student must take 12 or more semester
hours of courses and make an average of 3.25 (B+) to 4.0 (A) in all
Students who made perfect averages of 4.0�straight A�s�and
their hometowns are:
Alford�Mary Auger, Mary Raines.
Altha�Kathrine Alderman, Steven
Cherry, Claudia Griswell, Malac Johnson, Sawyer O'Bryan.
Blountstown�Derek Eberly, Donavan Ebersole, Chessa
Goodman, Anna Hassig, Caroline Howell, Madelynn Lytle, Jennifer Snowden,
Bertis Taylor, Kaylin Weiler, Lana Wood, Heather Yoder.
Bonifay�Kendall Alderman, Michelle Dampier, Candace
Donaldson, Joseph Edminson, Sierra Ennis, Cheyenne Mayo, Cason Moore,
Kayla Purkey, Shana Sloan, Kelsey Stewart, Marietta Thompson.
Bristol�Emily Kern, Michael Marotta, Hunter McDaniel,
Chipley�Chase Boyer, Nancy Cook, Cameron Goff, Lindsay
Miller, Celina Ochoa, Sagar Patel, Whitley Pettis, Micheala Poppell,
Spencer Potter, Jayde Smelcer, Latrelle Williams.
Clarksville�Bradley Pearson, William Woodham.
Cottondale�Chandler Braxton, Lindie Dilmore, Katelyn
McBride, Alexis Parish, McKaylah See, Thomas Jordan Strader, Kevin Tharp.
Graceville�Camille Coggburn, Kelli McIntosh, Brady
Powell, Sara Smith.
Grand Ridge�To Anh Darbyshire.
Greenwood�Caroline Gilley, Jordan Ross.
Hosford�Ann Brown, Allison Moore, Bailey Singletary.
Malone�Courtney Harrell, Shandrell Mount.
Marianna�Veronica Bell, Hannah Blount, Timothy Clair,
Justin Cutchin, Katie Everett, John Garrett, Michael Grazioso, Sid Hand,
Ezekiel Hardy, Mary Harkins, Christopher Lambe, Megan Marley, Sadie
Mayo, Jay Rees, Jennifer Sizemore, Natasha Smith, Emma Smith Nelson,
Elizabeth Varnum, Cheyenne Welch, Michael Young.
Ponce De Leon�Ernest Zorn.
Sneads�Hannah Murray, Lyndsey Poole.
Westville�Marcus Jackson, Jessica Thomas, Cassidy
Out of District�Allison Cort of Chattahoochee;
Brandon Baggett, Brian Ginn, Terry Thompson, and Jakob Watson of
Crawfordville; Joshua Pitts of Defuniak Springs;
Floyd Coleman of Panama City; Devin Rogers of
Panama City Beach; Marta Gasparotto of Pieris;
Keith VanBenthuysen of Quincy; William Allen, Jonathan
Githens, and Marshall Gordon of Tallahassee; Savannah
Shelley of Ashford, Ala.; Jody Eslinger of
Cottonwood, Ala.; Sydney Golden, Payton Kirkland, and Brooks
Maxwell of Dothan, Ala.; Savannah Chorn of
Slocomb, Ala.; Krystal Goodman of Long Beach, Miss.;
Christopher Clayton of Falls Church, Va., Nana Sule
of Strt,Asokoro, Nigeria.
Students who earned grade point averages ranging from 3.25(B+)
to 3.99 (A) and their hometowns are:
Alford�Magen Caruso, Nikita Hill, Laramie Pooser.
Altha�Brandee Eady, Deborah Graham, Zachery Hill,
Melody Holt, Joseph King, Sarah Liffick, Sarah Ratis.
Bascom�Madison Christmas, Elijah Conrad, Cameron
Corder, Alyssa Perkins.
Blountstown�Hayden White, Colton Purvis, Anthony
Bonifay�Brionna Arrant, MaKayla Clemmons, Holly
Corne, Sierra Finch, Michelle Gilbert, Kendal Herndon, Richard Jackson,
Shanearia James, Bethany Jones, Melea Kirk, Jonce Palmer, Dwight Rich,
Jessica Vergara, Joseph Young, Bridget Vickers.
Bristol�Yvett Hernandez, Amber Finch, Kara Fowler,
Allison Morrison, LeAnne Smith.
Chipley�Carol Boswell, Trenton Brock, Chloe Bruner,
Cheyanna Clark, Hannah Coleman, Carrington Estes, Olivia Geyer, Mattea
Harbour, Caitlin Hogue, Gena Lim, Tristen Novonglosky, Allison Pettis,
Midrell Pittman, Paige Pope, Shane Sapp, Colby Williams.
Cottondale�Brendon Hales, Taajwar Pope, Holly Steverson,
Alana White, Jason Whitehead, Erin Wright.
Graceville�Carmelita Barkley, Daniel Berry, Hayden
Church, Cameron Coates, Colby Hargrove, Trevor Haser, Savannah McDaniel,
Georgia Nichols, Hunter Potts, Shyaire Smith, Samantha Snell, Christian
Grand Ridge�Allison Brown, Miriam Estok, Crystal
Hernandez, Christopher Johnson, Brianna McDonald, Tanner Mulder, Isabelle
Greenwood�Zannah Glisson, Tommy Harkrider, Shelby
Marianna�Forrest Allen, Jose Alvarez, Paul Bamberg,
Jackson Basford, Lexie Basford, Rachel Berbert, William Braxton, Brandon
Burch, Madison Daniels, Shironda Graham, Layton Hanlon, Kirsti Harris,
Zachary Hatcher, Joshua Hess, Austin Hunter, Christina Johnson, Sierra
Kelley, Garrett Kilpatrick, Daniel Lewis, Jarrod Love-McFrederick, Trevor
Mayo, Carmen McCray, Leonard McCroan, Destinee McDaniel, Shauna McGuire,
Dalton Mock, Shawn Palmer, Kalvin Peterson, Alexis Pueschel, Arina Riegle,
Lacey Roberts, Thomas Rudolph, Sandra Stewart, Ethan Strickland, Matthew
Suggs, Lyndsey Sykes, David Thomas, Zachary Trotman, Brandon Tyus, Jackson
Ponce De Leon�Lauren Dee.
Sneads�Margaret Aaron, Dakota Baggett, Orion Douthit,
Orion Hall, Amy Hand, Kaylee Messer, Bridgit Owens, Wade Robinson.
Westville�Delilah Bass, Victoria Benton, Erin Dady,
Out of District�Cherelle Plair of Boynton
Beach; Jordenne Gaten of Jacksonville; Ashlyn
Perry of Mayo; Cassi Mundy of Panama City;
Yuat Alok of Sarasota; Chad Treadwell of Tallahassee;
Ashley Maddox and Jacea McWaters of Ashford, Ala.;
Sydney Borener of Black, Ala.; Ashleigh Braswell, Christopher
Keenen, Bay-Leigh Sawyers, and Jacob Wainwright of Dothan, Ala.;
Parker Warren of Enterprise, Ala.; Lacey Shehee of
Hartford, Ala.; Delanie Dixon of Rehobeth,
Ala.; Devyn Terry of Elberton, Ga.; Ashley
Morris of Leesburg, Ga.; Jordan Hollins of
Stone Mountain, Ga.; Carter Skaggs of Logansport, Ind.;
Andrew Carber of Blue Bell, Pa.; Deyshawn Martin of
Pittsburgh, Pa.; Alexis Grampp of Harrison,
Tenn.; Connor Hock of Green Bay, Wis., Edmond
Americaan of Willemstead, Curacao; Danielle Garven
of Ajaz CN; Marlene Aniambossou of Cotonou,
Benin; Melany Sheldon of Garbagnate Milanese, Italy;
Debora Pereira-Ribeiro of Peraia Barreto Sao
Paulo, Brazil; Francisco Urbaez Antigua of Santo Domingo,
SUMMER CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA
MARIANNA�Chipola College will offer programs for
children of all ages this summer.
The Chipola College Pool is open for Summer, and will offer various
Swimming lessons for all ages.
The pool is open Monday through Thursday, from 11 to 5 p.m., Friday
and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. Hours are subject
to change for special events, holidays, classes or inclement weather.
A Parent/Infant Class (ages 3 and under) will meet June 5-8, at 10
a.m. with a registration deadline of June 1. Cost is $45.
An Adult Class (ages 15 and up) will meet June 5-8, at 7 p.m. with
a registration deadline of June 1. Cost is $45.
Group lessons for ages four and up will meet during two sessions:
Session 1: June 12-22 with a registration deadline of June 6; Session
2: July 10-20, with a registration deadline of July 5. Classes for ages
4 and 5 will meet at 9 a.m. Classes for ages 6 to 13 are at 10 a.m.
or 7 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute classes which meet Monday
through Thursday for two weeks. Lessons are based on a combination of
nationally-recognized methods. Cost of each two-week session is $55.
Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee. For information,
call 718-2473 or 718-2440 or visit
Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer three
camps for area youth. An Advanced Pitching Camp for
ages 7-18 will meet June 5-6. Cost is $100. An Advanced Hitting
Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 7-8. Cost is $100. A
Skills Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 12-13. Cost
is $100. Camp instruction will come from Chipola coaching staff and
players. Youngsters will learn the finer points of various skills of
the game through expert coaching drills. A Grand Slam Special
rate for all three camps is $250. All baseball camps meet from 9 a.m.
Chipola Baseball will also offer a Unsigned Baseball Showcase,
May 20 at 9:00 a.m., Cost is $100. Players must be in the 2017-20 graduating
classes and be uncommitted. For more information, John DiLaura, Assistant
Baseball Coach, at (850) 718-2332.
Chipola Lady Indians Basketball Coach Greg Franklin
will host a Mini Indians Basketball Camp for boys and
girls in grades K-8, June 12-15, 12:30-4:00 p.m. & June 16, from
9:00 a.m. - Noon. Cost is $50. Contact coach Greg Franklin at (850)
Online registration opens May 30 for the Stars on Stage Fine Arts
Camp, scheduled for Monday, July 31 through Thursday, August 3, from
8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Chipola Center for the Arts. A total of 50
children, entering kindergarten through 6th grade, will be
accepted for this hands-on learning experience while they prepare for
their �big performance� at the culmination of the camp.
For more information contact Angie White at (850)718-2428 email email@example.com.
GREAT CATTLE DRIVE film showing MAY 18 at Chipola
MARIANNA�Chipola College will host a free screening of the PBS documentary
film, �The Great Florida Cattle Drive: Unbroken Circles," Thursday,
May 18, at 6 p.m., in the Center for the Arts.
Danny Ryals Real Estate and the Jackson County Cattlemen�s Association
are sponsoring the screening at Chipola.
The documentary was filmed and produced by Blountstown residents
Elam Stoltzfus and his son, Nic. The film tells the story of the Great
Florida Cattle Drive 2016, the history of Florida�s heritage cattle
breed, and how Florida�s cow culture is being preserved for future generations.
�The story of the Cracker cattle and horses is one of the richest historical
accounts,� said filmmaker and producer Elam Stoltzfus. �We really believe
people will want to hear more about this, and we have a chance to educate
people, entertain them, and bring some information to people here in
Florida, and across the country.�
�One thing that excited me as a writer about the Great Florida Cattle
Drive project is that it tells the story of this hidden history,� said
screenwriter and co-producer Nic Stoltzfus. �It�s one thing to read
about a cattle drive from Kissimmee to Kenansville, but to actually
go on the drive and interact with the people, and feel it, and smell
it... that brought history to life for me.�
Elam and Nic Stoltzfus will be present at the screening to sign DVDs,
CDs, the accompanying coffee table book, movie posters and more. Fans
of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will enjoy Grammy Award-winning John McEuen�s
presence on the film�s soundtrack.
The documentary, narrated by America�s most beloved cowboy poet,
Baxter Black, recently aired on all of Florida�s PBS stations.
The film and accompanying events are sponsored by the Florida Cattlemen�s
Association and Foundation; Blackbeard�s Ranch; Arrowhead Beef; Vina &
Sons; the Yoder Family and Lefty�s Dirt Road Club. To order copies of
the book, CD and DVD, visit Live Oak Productions at
See a film trailer at https://youtu.be/uNph6e9Bh0w.
For information about the showing at Chipola College, visit
www.chipola.edu or call 718-2257.
CHIPOLA STUDENTS SELECT EMPLOYEE AWARD WINNERS�The Chipola College
student body selected three college employees for Distinguished Service
Awards: Assistant Professor in Mathematics, Stan Young for Faculty;
Director of ACE, Bonnie Smith, for Administrator and Coordinator of
ACE, Charity Sikora, for Career Service.
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FIRST FEDERAL ADDS TO HOLLAND SCHOLARSHIP�The First
Federal Bank of Florida Jackson County Advisory Council recently contributed
$300 toward a $1,200 commitment to the Sydney Holland Memorial Nursing
Scholarship Fund at Chipola College. Pictured from left, are: Randy
Smith, Kenneth Stoutamire, Angie Calloway, Don Nowell, Sandy Spear,
Julie Fuqua (Chipola Foundation) and Tom Stadsklev.
CHIPOLA SENDOFF�The Chipola College chapter of the Association of
Florida Colleges (AFC) presented goodie bags to Chipola's baseball and
softball teams as they departed for their respective state tournaments.
Here, Joc Calloway, AFC president, is pictured with the teams.
CHIPOLA WINS STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
College Indians (45-8) captured the FCSAA State Baseball Championship
with a 12-0 win over Palm Beach, Wednesday, May 10.
The Indians had a total of 15 hits on the day led by Jose Caballero
who was 3 for 5 with 2 doubles. Max Guzman was 3 for 4. Reynaldo Rivera
was 2 for 5 with a homerun and 3 RBI. Brody Wofford was 2 for 5 with
Riley Cabral earned the win for Chipola with 7 strikeouts in 6 innings.
Andrew Grogan pitched 2 innings with 3 strikeouts. Junior Harding pitched
in the final inning with one strikeout.
Reynaldo Rivera was Tournament MVP and pitcher Riley Cabral was named
Pitcher of the Tournament. Five other Chipola players were named to
the All-Tournament Team: Evan Steele, Max Guzman, Jacob Silverstein
Te�Kwaan White and Jose Caballero.
Six Chipola players were named to the FCSAA All-State Team: First-team
Infield�Reynaldo Rivera; Andrew Bechtold; Catcher�Max Guzman; Pitcher�Bowden
Francis; Second-team Outfield�Jacob Silverstein; Infield�Jose Caballero.
Reynaldo Rivera was named FCSAA State Player of the Year.
Chipola Coach Jeff Johnson was named FCSAA State Coach of the Year.
In 20 years as head coach, Johnson has taken the Indians to
the FCSAA State Tournament 16 times with four state
championships and a 2007 NJCAA National Championship.
On winning the tournament, Coach Johnson said, �I�m very proud of
this group of assistant coaches and players. They prepared well leading
up to the tournament and it paid off. I�m extremely proud of the way
we pitched and swung the bats. That 10 team tourney is a war of attrition
and we withstood it. We�re so proud to win the State title again and
get back to Grand Junction.�
The Indians head to Grand Junction, Colorado, May 27 - June
2 for the NJCAA National Championship. Tournament information
is available at http://jucogj.org/index.aspx
The national office of the NJCAA national title games of the 2017 NJCAA
Division I Baseball World Series will air live in HD across computers
and mobile devices on MLB.com, the official website of Major League
Baseball. Along with the live MLB.com broadcasts of the national title
games of this year�s JUCO World Series, live video broadcasts of all
games beginning May 28 to June 1 will be available on NJCAA TV (www.njcaatv.com)
� the official digital video network of the NJCAA.
In the semi-finals of the state tournament,
blew out Santa Fe 11-1 on Tuesday to advance to the championship.
The Indians scored three in the fourth when
and Max Guzman
hit back-to-back home runs.
also had an RBI.
Chipola scored three more in the sixth, 2 in the seventh, and three
in the eighth.
(5-0) earned the win with five and a third innings in relief, allowing
zero runs, two hits, striking out five, and walking one. Starter
pitched two and two-thirds innings, giving up a run, three hits, striking
out one, and walking one.
14 hits. Rivera,
each had multiple hits.
drove in two runs.
The Indians knocked off Palm Beach 18-6 on Monday.
Trey Dawson drove
in a run when he singled in the second. Chipola took the lead for good
with six runs in the third.
singled, driving in one run,
singled, driving in two runs, and
driving in three runs.
seven in the seventh with a single by
a home run by Max
Guzman, an error, and a single by
(12-2) earned the win for
Chipola. He tossed
four and two-thirds innings, surrendering six runs, six hits, and striking
out two. Two relievers helped
out the victory.
Ryan Shauger threw one and one-third innings, striking out 3.
Junior Harding tossed one inning, striking out 3.
17 hits in the game.
Whyte each collected
multiple hits for
Rivera each managed
three hits to lead
defeated Miami Dade 10-0 on Sunday.
The Indians scored
four in the seventh to push the lead to 10-0. They scored 4 on a grand
slam by Reynaldo
(3-0) earned the win. He threw six innings, giving up just one hit,
and striking out 11.
Robbie Knox pitched the seventh, striking out 2.
with two hits, 2 runs, and 2 RBI's in two at bats while walking 3 times.
The Indians defeated St. Johns River State 5-2 in
their opening game of the tournament. Chipola trailed 2-0 in the bottom
of the seventh when
homered off Andrew
Vaccacio, driving in three runs.
(10-0) earned the win. He tossed six innings in relief, allowing no
runs, four hits, striking out nine, and no walks.
started the game. He went three innings, giving up two runs, five hits,
striking out six, and walking one.
and Jose Caballero
each collected one hit to lead the way for the Indians.
Coach Jeff Johnson was named Panhandle Conference Coach of the Year.
The 2017 season marks his 20th at Chipola. He has won four
consecutive Panhandle Conference titles with six in the last seven years
and 12 overall.
The Indians have topped the state FCSAA Poll for the entire season
and recently regained the top spot in the NJCAA National Poll.
CHIPOLA ALL-STATE AND ALL-TOURNEY PICKS�Pictured
from left, are: (top) Jeff Johnson, FCSAA Coach of the Year; Reynaldo
Rivera, Tournament MVP and FCSAA Player of the Year; Riley Cabral, Pitcher
of the Tournament; Evan Steele (All Tournament), Max Guzman (All-Tournament
and All-State), (bottom) Jacob Silverstein (All-Tournament and All-State),
Te�Kwaan Whyte (All-Tournament), Jose Caballero (All-Tournament and
All-State), Andrew Bechtold (All-State) and Bowden Francis (All-State).
CHIPOLA SOFTBALL HEADED TO NATIONAL TOURNAMENT
MARIANNA�The Chipola College Lady Indians will play in the NJCAA
National Softball tournament, May 17-20, in St. George, Utah. Information
is available at https://www.sgcity.org/njcaa/
Chipola (52-5) is the third ranked team in the NJCAA National Poll.
The Lady Indians finished as runner-up in the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 Tournament
on April 30. In the championship game, Chipola lost to Florida Southwestern
4-0 compiling a 6-2 record in the three-day tournament.
The Lady Indians beat Seminole 6-2 to earn a spot in the title game.
Morgan Goree earned the win in 4 innings. Krystal Goodman picked up
the save in 3 innings. Barbara Woll and Bobbie Morris were both 2 for
In their first game of the day on April 30, Chipola beat Central
Florida 4-2. Goree earned the win. Jordenne Gaten was 2 for 4.
On April 29, the Lady Indians blanked Indian River 8-0. Goree was
the winner with 8 strikeouts in 5 innings. Morris was 3 for 4. Earlier
in the day, Chipola beat Daytona 4-1. Goodman earned the win with 6
strikeouts in 7 innings. Gaten was 1 for 4 with a double.
In their first game on April 29, Chipola beat Santa Fe 5-2. Goree
was the winning pitcher with 5 strikeouts in 6 innings. Melanie Sheldon
was 2 for 3. Gaten was 2 for 4.
In the first day of the tournament on April 28, Chipola lost to Central
Florida 1-0. Goodman took the loss with 3 strikeouts in 7 innings. The
Lady Indians beat Hillsborough 5-0 in the opening game.
Chipola beat Hillsborough 5-0 in the first round on April 28. Goree
earned the win with 8 strikeouts in 7 innings.
Three Lady Indians were named to the FCSAA All-Tournament Team: Infield:
Ashley Morris; Designated Player: Alexis Grampp; and Pitcher: Morgan
Four Chipola players made the All-State Team: First-team,
Outfield: Barbara Woll; At-Large: Alexis Grampp; and Pitcher: Krystal
Goodman. Pitcher Morgan Goree was named All-State Second Team.
Chipola is third in the NJCAA National Poll behind Butler (1) and
Salt Lake (2).
The Lady Indians (58-7) won the Panhandle Conference title with a
17-3 league record.
The Lady Indians finished the 2015-16 season with a (50-15) record
and a FCSAA State Championship. They nearly won a second straight NJCAA
National Championship which they won in 2015.
CHIPOLA SOFTBALL HEADED TO NATIONAL TOURNAMENT�The
Chipola College Lady Indians will play in the NJCAA National Softball
tournament, May 17-20, in St. George, Utah. Information is available
at https://www.sgcity.org/njcaa/ Chipola finished as runner-up in the
FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 Tournament on April 30. Three Lady Indians were
named to the FCSAA All-Tournament Team. Four Chipola players made the
All-State Team. Pictured from left, are: (top) outfielder Barbara Woll,
All-State First-team; pitcher Krystal Goodman, All-State
First Team; (bottom) pitcher Morgan Goree, All-Tournament and All-State
Second Team; Designated Player: Alexis Grampp, All-Tournament and All-State;
and Infielder Ashley Morris, All-Tournament.
MARIANNA WOMAN�S CLUB�S TO OFFER NEW SCHOLARSHIP
MARIANNA�The Marianna Woman�s Club is offering a new Chipola College
Scholarship for Fall 2017. The Women Can Change the World Scholarship
will fund partial tuition and/or books for an older female student(s)
from Jackson County who is returning to the educational arena at Chipola
in an effort to secure advancements in a chosen career. Students who
have graduated high school within the last five years are not eligible
This 2017-18 scholarship will be a one-time award available for use
for one year. If funds are available for the next year, applicants must
reapply to be considered for a future award.
The scholarship student must maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester to
continue receipt of the scholarship and must follow standard college
requirements. Applicants from Chipola�s bachelor�s degree programs will
be considered. The applicant�s high school GPA will be taken into consideration
in the selection process.
Applicants must secure a standard Scholarship Application Form from
the Chipola Foundation Office or on the college website at
www.chipola.edu Completed applications
must be mailed to: Marianna Woman�s Club, P.O. Box 734, Marianna, FL
32447 by the application deadline of Thursday, June 8.
CHIPOLA TEACHER ED GRADS�Graduates of the Chipola College Teacher
Education Bachelor�s degree program celebrated their graduation at a
recent party. Pictured from left, are: Le�Tonya Reed, Katherine Waller,
Kelly Ramsey, Ashleigh McWaters, Olivia Howell, Amber Caputo, Jonathan
Owens, Shelby Bryan, Nikki White, Olivia Adams, Rena O�Bryan, and Whitney
Reeves. Not pictured are: Charity Sikora and Adam Weiland.
TEXAS A & M CHOIR TO PERFORM FREE CONCERT AT CHIPOLA
MARIANNA�Texas A & M�s Mixed Choir � the Century Singers � will
be present a free concert as part of their nationwide summer tour, Saturday,
May 20, at 7 p.m., at the Chipola College Center for the Arts.
The Century Singers choir is comprised of 80 voices. Since its inception,
Century Singers has stayed true to its purpose of representing Texas
A&M to audiences both across the country and internationally, promoting
choral excellence in an institution of higher learning, and offering
the university community an opportunity to experience the classical
masterpieces of choral literature. The group performs a diverse repertoire
concentrating on classical choir literature, as well as folk songs,
spirituals, popular songs, show tunes, and a choral arrangement of "The
Spirit of Aggieland."
For information on the group visit,
STARS ON STAGE FINE ARTS Camp at Chipola JULY 31 � AUG 3
MARIANNA� Finally, a summer camp for students to explore their creative
side! Online registration opens May 30 for the Stars on Stage Fine Arts
Camp, scheduled for Monday, July 31 through Thursday, August 3, from
8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Chipola Center for the Arts.
A total of 50 children, entering kindergarten through 6th
grade, will be accepted for this hands-on learning experience while
they prepare for their �big performance� at the culmination of the camp.
Led by Chipola College staff and students, morning rehearsals will
focus on singing, acting, dancing and team building. Afternoon workshops
will be spent in scenery and costume development. At the end of the
week, young actors will present a full-scale musical performance for
family and friends, Thursday, August 3 at noon.
Tuition for the one-week camp is $200 for the first child and $150
for any additional children (brothers and sisters only) in the same
family. Full tuition is due at time of registration. Cash, checks, master
card, and visa are accepted.
Only the first 50 applicants will be accepted. Applications will
be accepted at the door as space permits. Applications will be available
May 30 on the Chipola College website at
Students must bring a sack lunch each day. Concessions will be available
for the purchase of drinks and snacks.
All proceeds from the Stars on Stage camp will go to fund scholarships
for the Take Stock in Children initiative. Take Stock in Children was
established in 1995 as a non-profit organization in Florida that provides
a unique opportunity for deserving low-income youth/students. TSIC Chipola
College offers 2 year scholarships to Chipola College, caring volunteer
mentors and hope for a better life. Services continue through high school
and include their transition into college.
The program is based on the principle that given extensive support,
motivation and accountability, children will work hard to ensure that
they graduate from high school and attain a college degree or vocational
training. The goal is to continue to reduce the number of high school
drop-outs and to increase the number of students who finish college
and enter the workforce successfully. For more information about Take
Stock in Children visit
To register online for the Stars on Stage Fine Arts Camp visit
For more information about the camp, contact Angie White at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Evelyn
Ward at email@example.com.
CHIPOLA STUDENTS AWARDED FSU/PC SCHOLARSHIPS�Three
Chipola College graduates recently were awarded transfer scholarships
to FSU/Panama City. Pictured from left, are: FSU/PC Admissions Officer
Alina Karpov, Chipola students Anthony Wyrick, Lydia Weideman, Donovan
Ebersole and FSU Admissions Officer Chris Pinkerton.