Enrichment class dabbles in media production

Published 12:11 am Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The 2009 class of the Summer Enrichment Program focused its program on literacy and media production, which included a tour of The Selma Times-Journal.

Part of the program’s curriculum included producing a radio broadcast titled “Things that matter to kids” with topics focusing on death and grieving, gangs, peer pressure, rejection, parenting role models, mentorship, dysfunctional families and safety. The program aired on WBFZ 105.3 with the Rev. James Fortiea and Evangelist Davon Simpson hosting.

This year’s program also included Alabama Dibels exercises and scholastic age appropriate testing in math, English, science, social studies and reading. Students also produced the fourth edition of “The Scoop’ newsletter. Activities included a choral group performance, a session with the Selma City Fire Department and a trip to the Selma–Dallas County Public Library.

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Volunteers were instrumental in making this year’s program a success. Volunteers included Alma Butler, Pastor Judy Jackson, Evangelist Derine Carger, Josephine Swift, Doris Mitchell, Deaconess Nancy Johnson, Regina Simpson, Theresa Sears, Sharron Smith, Shamika Ragland, Angie Hunter, Joanne Legg, Cassondra Simmons, John Johnson, Brittenee Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Mamarcus Legg, Latonya Oliver and James Legg.