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July 23, 2014
HCC partners with schools, church to provide summer youth camp
WELDON, N.C. – – In a partnership between Halifax Community College (HCC), White Oak Missionary Baptist Church in Enfield and Halifax County Schools, area students had the opportunity to attend a summer youth enrichment camp from July 14-18 at the church.

Charlene Nicholson, working with the church’s youth committee, coordinated the camp. She said that the camp was open to all community youth free of charge. A field trip to Wet ’n Wild in Greensboro was the finale to a week filled with activities.

Students in kindergarten through second grade worked on writing their letters and names, and those in third through fifth grades worked on math. They also created art out of paper plates. Middle schoolers worked on reading/comprehension, writing, current events, technology, civics and math skills.

HCC nursing student Joy Duncan of Enfield worked with the middle school group. "I wanted to give back to my community and spend some time with the youth here," said Duncan. "I’ve had a wonderful group of middle schoolers and have really enjoyed myself."

High schoolers worked on reading/comprehension, technology and science, and composed several essays during the week.

Students also had the opportunity to hear from guest speakers and took advantage of physical education.

"We want students to continue learning and not lose what they learned in school during the summer break," said Nicholson. "We want to be a light and a beacon to those in the community and give our students the support they need."

Nicholson also thanked the pastor and church leadership for supporting the camp, being advocates for children and making children’s education a top priority.
HCC student Joy Duncan of Enfield, standing, works with middle schoolers at a summer youth enrichment camp held at White Oak Missionary Baptist Church in Enfield from July 14-18.
Charlene Nicholson of White Oak Missionary Baptist Church, standing, works with high schoolers at a summer youth enrichment camp held at the church from July 14-18.
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Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, mtemple295@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

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