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TEACHER WORKSHOP SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

MARIANNA—The Chipola Future Educators Club will host its Tenth Annual Teacher Workshop, Saturday, March. 4, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. 

Future educators currently enrolled at Chipola with the assistance of the education faculty, staff, and education graduates will present the free workshop.  The day will include various sessions for elementary, middle, and high school teachers.

Guest sessions will include: Developing Unique and Effective Student Driven Math Lessons (K-12) — Presented by 2017 Teacher of the Year, Ms. Jessica Solano; You Want Me To Stick That Quotation Where? (6-12) — Dr. Rachel West; “A Man of Wax” – Teaching Shakespeare Using the Tableau (9-12) — Kurt McInnis; Cinch Up Your Classroom Technology (K-5) — Megan Russel; Population Education: Hands On Science in a Social Perspective (K-5) and (6-12) — Dr. Amanda Clark; and Integrating Technology While Fostering the 4 C’s (6-12) — Jennifer Kincaid.

Other sessions include: I Love You Just The Way You Are (K-6); Space: The Final Frontier (3-5); Science In A Snap (K-2); Math Behind TV Commercials (6-8); Survival Guide to Classroom Management (K-6); Numbers with Abraham Lincoln (K-2); All Aboard to the Cooperation Station (K-6).

Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the first session at 8:30 a.m.  RSVP to FEC Sponsor Casey Dowgul at dowgulc@chipola.edu or phone 850-718-2449.

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CHIPOLA’S LITERATURE/LANGUAGE WINNERS

MARIANNA—Some 134 students from 12 area high schools competed in writing, reading, speech, oral interpretation, literature, humanities, grammar, and spanish contests at Chipola College on Feb. 10.

The occasion was the Twenty-seventh Annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival hosted by Chipola’s Letters Department.  The purpose of the festival is to recognize and encourage academic excellence.

Prizes were awarded to first, second and third places, as well as two honorable mentions, in each category.  The winner of the President’s Reading Contest received a special medallion as well as a cash award.

Contest winners from participating schools are listed below.

President’s Reading Award— Hannah Hall of Cottondale High School.

Writing: first—Hayden Church of Graceville High School; second—Tristan Costales of Vernon High School; third—Jordan Penny of Bethlehem School; honorable mentions—Alex Gong of Marianna High School and Devon Southwell of Malone School.

Speech: first—Katie Detweiller of Blountstown High School; second—Dwight Jackson of Sneads High School; third—Ashley Lytle of Altha School; honorable mentions—Elizabeth Fleener of Chipley High School and Amber White of Vernon High School.

Oral Interpretation: first—Katelyn Cannady of Marianna High School; second—Clayton Taylor of Vernon High School; third—Madison Sketoe of Bethlehem School; honorable mentions—Abigail Bridges of Chipley High School and Kallee Chamberlain of Chipley High School.

Literature: first—Katelyn Cannady of Marianna High School; second—Madison Martin of Marianna High School; third—Savannah Chorn of Graceville High School; honorable mentions—Kassidy Raley of Holmes County High School and Hannah Hall of Cottondale High School.  

Humanities: first—Sierra Ennis of Graceville High School; second—Tristan Costales of Vernon High School; third—Kellie Coatney of Poplar Springs High School; honorable mentions—Hayden Church of Graceville High School and Lucy Jiang of Holmes County High School.

Grammar: first—Caleb Reed of Cottondale High School; second—Chase Corbin of Cottondale High School; third—Chandra Cooper of Holmes County High School; honorable mentions—Mallory Vann of Bethlehem School and Shawni Hooper of Holmes County High School.

Spanish Language Contest: first—Vanesa Cartajena of Sneads High School; second—Brian Heward of Chipley High School; third—Rubén Chávez of Vernon High School; honorable mentions—Citlali Gutierrez of Blountstown High School and Ashley Castillo of Malone High School.

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PRESIDENT’S READING WINNER—Some 134 students from 12 area high schools recently competed in Chipola College’s Twenty-seventh Annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival.  Here, (left) Hannah Hall of Cottondale High School is presented the award by Chipola Interim President Dr. Sarah Clemmons.

TOP WRITERS—Some 134 students from 12 area high schools recently competed in Chipola College’s Twenty-seventh Annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival.  Writing award winners are, from left: honorable mentions, Devon Southwell of Malone HS and Alex Gong of Marianna HS; third, Jordan Penny of Bethlehem HS, second, Tristan Costales of Vernon HS and first, Hayden Church of Graceville HS. 

BEST SPEAKERS—Some 134 students from 12 area high schools recently competed in Chipola College’s Twenty-seventh Annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival.  Speech award winners are, from left: honorable mentions, from left: honorable mentions, Amber White of Vernon HS and Elizabeth Fleener of Chipley HS; third, Ashley Lytle of Altha HS, second, Dwight Jackson of Sneads HS and first, Katie Detweiller of Blountstown.

INTERPRETATION WINNERS—Some 134 students from 12 area high schools recently competed in Chipola College’s Twenty-seventh Annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival.  Oral Interpretation winners are, from left: honorable mentions, Abigail Bridges of Chipley HS and Kallee Chamberlain of Chipley HS; third, Madison Sketoe of Bethlehem HS; second, Clayton Taylor of Vernon HS; first, Katelyn Cannady of Marianna HS.

LITERATURE WINNERS—Some 134 students from 12 area high schools recently competed in Chipola College’s Twenty-seventh Annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival.  Literature winners are, from left: honorable mentions, Hannah Hall of Cottondale HS and Kassidy Raley of Holmes HS; third Savannah Chorn of Graceville HS; second, Madison Martin of Marianna HS; first, Katelyn Cannady of Marianna HS.

HUMANITIES WINNERS—Some 134 students from 12 area high schools recently competed in Chipola College’s Twenty-seventh Annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival.  Humanities winners are, from left; honorable mentions, Lucy Jiang of Holmes County HS and Hayden Church of Graceville HS; third, Kellie Coatney of Poplar Springs HS; second, Tristan Costales of Vernon HS, first, Sierra Ennis of Graceville HS. 

GRAMMAR WINNERS—Some 134 students from 12 area high schools recently competed in Chipola College’s Twenty-seventh Annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival.  Grammar winners are, from left: honorable mentions Malloy Vann of Bethlehem HS and Shawni Hooper of Holmes County HS; third, Chandra Cooper of Holmes County HS; second, Chase Corbin of Cottondale HS; first Caleb Reed of Cottondale HS.

Spanish LanguageSome 134 students from 12 area high schools recently competed in Chipola College’s Twenty-seventh Annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival.  Spanish winners are, from left: honorable mentions Citlali Gutierrez of Blountstown HS and Ashley Castillo of Malone HS; third, Rubén Chávez of Vernon HS; second, Brian Heward of Chipley HS; first, Vanesa Cartajena of Sneads HS.

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CHIPOLA COLLEGE Course Evaluations available March 3- 31

Beginning March 3, Chipola students have an opportunity to complete an anonymous online evaluation of each of their classes.  After semester grades are posted, the confidential feedback will provide information on effective instructional practices and instructional needs.  To complete course evaluations, select a current course from Your Courses list in Canvas and follow the prompt provided.  A Certificate of Completion will be sent to the student’s Canvas default e-mail address. For most students, this is the my.chipola.edu e-mail address.

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SSS at FSU

Chipola College Student Support Services hosted their annual Financial Aid and Scholarship Workshop on Wednesday, February 15. Students were able to receive the latest information regarding Chipola Foundation scholarships and federal financial aid opportunities.  Each year, the Chipola Foundation provides more than $600,000 in scholarships to Chipola students.

“This was a great opportunity for Chipola students to learn about the numerous scholarships and financial aid options available as our students pursue their educational future,” said Chipola SSS Program Director Kristie Mosley.

In addition, Pete Hernandez, from the Office of Student Financial Assistance in the Florida Department of Education, provided students with helpful strategies in applying for scholarships and grants and completing their FAFSA forms for federal financial aid.

Chipola SSS holds various workshops and seminars throughout the year to enhance student development. The program’s annual Transfer and Admissions’ Day will be held at Chipola on March 15th from 9am-12pm with approximately 15 universities’ representatives are scheduled to attend. 

The Chipola College Student Support Services (SSS) program recently toured the Florida State University- Panama City campus to provide students a chance to research future educational opportunities.  Dr. Thomas Kelley founder of the Underwater Crime Scene program at FSU praised Chipola students for their academic excellence and provided information pertaining to FSU-PC programs.   After the campus tour, the students attended the Gulf Coast State College versus Chipola College basketball games and rallied the Chipola Indians into victories.

Chipola SSS provides students with the opportunity to attend multiple campus tours throughout the year. During Fall 2016, Chipola SSS provided a campus tour & football game at Florida State University, Tallahassee. Later this year, SSS will tour University of West Florida, Pensacola and Florida A & M University in Tallahassee.  In addition to campus tours, Chipola SSS provides workshops on college transfer requirements and financial aid guidelines.

On Wednesday, March 15, Chipola SSS will host their annual Transfer Day in front of the Social Sciences building. Representatives from 14 regional universities will be on campus to assist graduating sophomores and perspective students on the transfer requirements.

SSS is a TRiO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education to assist first generation and students with varying social-economic classifications succeed academically in college. Chipola students interested in the SSS program should call 850-718-2417. For more information, visit the Chipola SSS website at chipola.edu/SSS.

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CHIPOLA HOMECOMING EVENTS ANNOUNCED

MARIANNA—This year's Chipola College Homecoming theme is "Chipola on the Hunt” as the Indians will face the Tallahassee Community College Eagles on Saturday, Feb. 18.

Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Chipola Interim President, invites all alumni and friends to attend an Alumni Reception beginning at 6 p.m. in the Hospitality Room of the Milton Johnson Center.

The Homecoming Court will be introduced and the Queen and Mr. Chipola crowned during halftime of the men’s game on Feb. 18.

Homecoming week is Feb. 13-18, and begins with a Building Decoration Contest with judging at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14. The Homecoming Talent Show is Wednesday, Feb. 15, at noon in the Cultural Center. Currently-enrolled Chipola students may enter.  Cash prizes will be awarded for Best Overall - 1st, 2nd and 3rd; Best Solo, Best Group and Best Band.  Performances are limited to 4 minutes. 

Homecoming Dress-Up days are: Monday, Feb. 13: Pajama Day; Tuesday, Feb. 14: Camo Day; Wednesday, Feb. 15: Blue & Gold Day (Chipola school colors); Thursday: Throwback Day (wear a Throwback outfit); and Friday: Decade Day (wear an outfit from your favorite decade).

For information, contact Nancy Johnson at johnsonn@chipola.edu or phone 718-2314.

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CHIPOLA HOMECOMING COURT—The Chipola College Homecoming Court will be presented during the halftime of the Chipola vs Tallahassee game on Saturday, Feb. 18.  Pictured from left, are: (front) freshman Anna Hassig of Blountstown, freshman Crystal Hernandez of Sneads, sophomore Maddy Christmas of Marianna, sophomore Chessa Goodman of Blountstown, sophomore Cianna Harris of Marianna (back) freshman Dakota Baggett of Sneads, freshman Jaylyn Palmer of Sneads, sophomore Donavan Ebersole of Blountstown, sophomore Teon Long of Marianna and sophomore Tripp Taylor of Blountstown. The Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be selected from the sophomore candidates.

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The Chipola College Social and Behavioral Sciences Department will host Cultural Diversity Week in the Social Science Building, March 13-17.

All students and employees are invited to display items of art, music, photography or painting in a spectacular array of culture that week. 

Interested parties should come to the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building to sign-up or call 718-2319 for more information.

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FAMU TO HOST AG AND FOOD SCIENCE CONFERENCE AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—Florida A and M University will present a Pathways to Professions in Agriculture and Food Sciences Conference, Wednesday, March 1, at Chipola College.

The conference runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Jackson Hall of the Chipola Literature/Language Building Z-116.

Guest speaker Dr. Daniel Solis will discuss the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for success in the fields of agriculture, food, environment, and natural resources sciences.

The event is sponsored by the Chipola College Social and Behavioral Sciences Department.

For information, call 718-2319.

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Dolly

TICKETS ON SALE FOR CHIPOLA’S HELLO DOLLY FEB. 22-26

MARIANNA—Tickets are on sale for the Chipola College Theater production of the hit musical “Hello Dolly,” which runs Feb. 22-26.  

Chipola’s adaptation of the 1964 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical tells the story of Dolly Levi, a New York matchmaker who arranges things like furniture, daffodils and lives. A widow, she has found herself in love with a “half-a-millionaire” named Horance Vandergelder. She weaves a web of romantic complications involving his two clerks, a pretty milliner and her assistant.  Eventually, all is sorted out, and everyone ends up with the right person.

Shows are nightly, Wednesday through Saturday, at 7 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets—$8 for adults and $6 for 18 and under—are available online at www.chipola.edu and in the Center for the Arts Box Office. Chipola students and employees get free tickets with ID.

A special Sunday Brunch is available for the Feb. 26 show. Cost is $25 for ACT Fund members and $30 for non-members. Price includes brunch and show tickets.

Box Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon. Online tickets may be printed at home, or with an order confirmation, will-call tickets will be available at the box office the night of the show. 

The cast includes: Gabriela Merz as Mrs. Dolly Levi, Darby Benjamin as Ernestina, Destin Dawson as Ambrose Kemper, Keith Watford as Horace Vandergelder, Sarah Liffick as Ermengarde, Zac West as Cornelius Hackl, Saylor Novonglosky as Barnaby Tucker, Grace Wallace as Minnie Fay, Dianna Floyd as Irene Malloy, Ashleigh Braswell as Mrs. Rose, Colton Day as Rudolph Reisenweber, Anthony Severson as Stanley. 

The ensemble includes: Karissa Mercer, Oliva Wester, Sarah Beth Yoder, Madyson Hendrix, Angela Jones, Jamie Gibson, Karen Redman, Nicole Morse, Caroline King, Stephanie King, Jennifer Bernier, Elizabeth Bennett, Stephanie Mitchell, Grace Rossou, Cheyenne Cobart, Katelyn Cannady, Sydney Jansen, Bethany Schneider, Jamie Sory, Venus Boyd, Jaylyn Palmer, Calen Masai, Victoria Kanesm, Jill Berquist, Hannah Ahalaseh and Breeanna Bennet. 

The children’s ensemble includes: Victoria Kanes, Anna Barber, Emilyann Raoulhac, Kodibeth Bates, Alec Griffin, Catherine Lewis,Addison Hussey, Madelin Garcia, Emily Rezek, Willa Wester, Chandler King, Alana Kerr and Keegan Bernier.

Visit the Box Office in person, online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice, or phone 850-718-2420.

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HELLO DOLLY AT CHIPOLA—Tickets are on sale for the Chipola College Theater production of the hit musical “Hello Dolly,” which runs Feb. 22-26.  Visit the Box Office in person, online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice, or phone 850-718-2420.

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CHIPOLA TO HOST TALLAHASSEE FOR HOMECOMING FEB. 18

MARIANNA—Chipola hosts Tallahassee for Homecoming Saturday, Feb. 18. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Chipola Interim President, invites all alumni and friends to attend an Alumni Reception beginning at 6 p.m. in the Hospitality Room of the Milton Johnson Center. The men’s game tips off at 7:30 p.m. The Homecoming Court will be introduced and the Queen and Mr. Chipola crowned during halftime of the men’s game on Feb. 18.

The Lady Indians (22-3, 6-3) scored a big 72-62 win over Gulf Coast on Feb. 11. Danielle Garven had 19 points and 7 rebounds. Sydnee McDonald had 14 points and 6 rebounds. Tiera Phillips had 13 points and 5 rebounds.

Chipola beat Northwest 61-43 on Feb. 7. Garven had 17 points and 9 rebounds. Phillips had 16 points and 10 rebounds. McDonald had 11 points. Raven Baker-Northcross had 10.

Chipola recorded an 82-59 win at Pensacola on Feb. 4. The Lady Indians fell to Tallahassee, 83-73, on Jan. 31. McDonald led Chipola with 26 points and 13 rebounds.

The Conference standings as of Feb. 14, are: Gulf Coast (7-2), Chipola (6-3), Tallahassee is (6-3), Pensacola (2-7) and Northwest (1-7).

The FCSAA State Poll includes five Panhandle teams: Gulf Coast (1), Tallahassee (2), Chipola (3), Pensacola (6) and Northwest (7). Chipola is eighth in the National Poll. Gulf Coast is first. 

The Indians (20-7, 4-5) scored a big 98-85 win over Gulf Coast on Feb. 11. Jamall Gregory led Chipola with 21 points. Eric Cobb had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Shamarkus Kennedy had 14 points and 8 rebounds. Jashire Hardnett and Cedric Wright scored 13 points apiece.

Chipola suffered a 94-84 loss to Northwest on Feb. 7. Gregory led Chipola with 23 points. The Indians lost a 73-72 overtime battle with Pensacola on Feb. 4. Hardnett led the Indians with 22 points. Cedric Wright had 22 points. Chipola scored an 86-78 win over Tallahassee on Jan. 31. Cobb had 20 points and 11 rebounds. Hardnett had 20 points. Gregory had 15. Eric Turner added 12.

The men’s league standings as of Feb. 14, are: Northwest (8-0), Tallahassee (6-3), Chipola (4-5), Pensacola (2-5), Gulf Coast (2-7) and Pensacola (2-7). Chipola is the ninth-ranked team in the FCSAA State Poll. Northwest is first and Tallahassee is second. 

All games are broadcast on 100.9 FM. Home games are streamed and archived on www.youtube.com/user/ChipolaCollege.  

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LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES NOW FORMING AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center is offering daytime and evening Law Enforcement Academy and Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over classes.  The daytime classes will meet from

7:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday.  The nighttime classes will meet weeknights from 5:30 P.M. until 9:30 P.M.

Prior to admission, all candidates must earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT).  It is offered at the Chipola College Public Service Building each Tuesday at 8:00 A.M.  The cost of the test is $45. 

Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical physical examination, background check and drug screen. Financial assistance is available based upon need and eligibility.

Classes are forming now!  If interested please contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 850-718-2286.

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CHIPOLA PRE-MED STUDENTS HELP COVENANT HOSPICE—Students in Chipola College's Pre-Med Society are volunteering with Covenant Care, a hospice organization that provides care to patients and their families facing life limiting illnesses. Pictured from left, are: Bonnie Smith, Donna Meldon, Tripp Taylor, Sue Oney, Sagar Patel, Elizabeth Varnum and Natasha Smith. For information or to volunteer, contact Donna Meldon at (850)482-8520 or donna.meldon@choosecovenant.org

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TENNIS ANYONE? TENNIS TUESDAYS START FEB. 21

Chipola Students Services is sponsoring Tennis Tuesday for Chipola students and employees.   Anyone interested in playing tennis is asked to show up at the courts, Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 3:15 p.m. Play will continue to meet on Tuesdays until we name a Campus Champion. 

All levels of skill are welcome. The college also has a few rackets and free tennis balls available.

Math instructor Bunny Odom, a life-long tennis player, is helping with Tennis Tuesday along with Rance Massengill, Pool Manager. 

For more information, contact Odom in D-123 or at 718-2235 or Massengill in A105 or 718-2440.

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The Chipola Homecoming Talent Show Competition was a hit. Winners are:  1st place – Anthony Severson (Trio Society); 2nd place – Anthony Severson, Tyler Oliver, Teon Long, Tyre Myrick & Michael McCovery (Trio Society); 3rd place – Naomi House (Women’s Basketball); Best Female Solo – Sarah Liffick (Players Club); and Best Male Solo – Taajwar Pope (Trio Society).  

The Homecoming Building Decoration Contest winners are: 1st place – Trio Society, Student Services – Building A; 2nd place –Phi Beta Lambda, Literature/Language & Business/Technology – Building Z; and 3rd place – Black Student Union, Social Science – Building C.  

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WEST’S ‘ART OF COSTUMING ON DISPLAY AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Center for the Arts gallery will present Zac West’s “The Art of Costuming,” Feb. 16-April 2. West is Chipola theatre’s guest costume designer for the production of Hello Dolly which opens Feb. 26.

Patrons will remember West’s extraordinary work with Chipola’s productions of The Wizard Of Oz and The Addams Family. This exhibit provides a rare opportunity to see the costume creative process from the conception to the finished product. Costumes from all three productions will be on exhibit from February 16 – April 2.

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WEST’S ‘ART OF COSTUMING ON DISPLAY AT CHIPOLA—Costumes from Chipola’s production of the Addams Family will be part of Zac West’s “The Art of Costuming,” on display Feb. 16-April 2 in the Chipola Center for the Arts. West is Chipola theatre’s guest costume designer for the production of Hello Dolly which opens Feb. 26.

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CHIPOLA FUTURE EDUCATORS WIN AT STATE

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club won awards in every major category at the recent Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA) State Competition. 

Four students—Savannah Shelley, Cheyenne Welch, Jacea McWaters, and Courtney Harrell—attended, along with Dr. Amanda Clark.

Chipola students placed in the following competitions: Courtney Harrell, 2nd in Essay;

Cheyenne Welch, 1st in Speech; Savannah Shelley, 1st in Lesson Plan.  The Chipola team also placed first in both the Public Service Announcement and Display Competitions.

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CHIPOLA FUTURE EDUCATORS WIN AT STATE— The Chipola College Future Educators Club won awards in every major category at the recent Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA) State Competition.  Pictured from left, are: Jacea McWaters, Courtney Harrell, Savannah Shelley and Cheyenne Welch.