Madisonville Community College TRiO Talent Search middle school participants from Crittenden, Hopkins and Muhlenberg counties traveled to Louisville on June 1st and 8th for College and Cultural Day trips.

More than 100 middle school students had the opportunity to briefly tour the University of Louisville and enjoy lunch on the Spirit of Jefferson Riverboat while cruising down the Ohio River.

June 1 participants were: Ashlynn White, Jodie Walker, Devin Pierce, Landen Watson, Justin Garrett, Curtis Bides, Christopher Classen, Kailey Adler, Kandace Benson, Alexis Stanley, London Ipox, Michella Wilson, Nick Bautista, Jake Wagoner, Alysia Howard, Haley Cope, Aaron Cobb, Samuel Buchanan, Liam Finnegan, Breanna Gunn, Keiana Caldwell, Ka lynn Jagoe, Luke Gibson, Destiny Wayne, Sabrina Hatfield, Raleigh Whitmer, Alison Phelps, Secoyah Johnson, Lilly Hernandez, Braden Lacefield, and Emily Whitmer

June 8 participants were: Bryan Littlepage, Garrett McLeavin, Brooklyn Mackey, Marrieyana Gilbert, Cassie Marlow, Mary Kate Dorris, Aaron Smith, Stetson Childress, Cameron Hartline, Alex Embrey, Nathan Carson, Taelyn Moore, Ann Marie Daniels, Taylor Malik, Karma Hunt, Quisean Hunt, Braden Payne, Rebecca Reasor, Sara Jones, Elexis Holland, Cheyenne Avery, Lindsey Prowell, Tyler Owens, Tanner Thurman, Erica Daniels, Pacey Laureano, Katherine Dickerson, Lincoln Lail, Lance Lail, JT Carlisle, Arrionne Brown, Madison Gibson, Caitlyn Howard, Isabella Eisenbeis, Makenna Bard, Mika Brame, Hannah Slaughter, Angel Piper, Alissa McElwain, Clara Putnam, Delena Gossett, Ka lynn Jagoe, Brianna Britt, Cassie Marlowe, Kimberly Skimehorn, Gabby Persinger, Gavin Myers, Hunter Lloyd, Kaitlyn Wilson, Zoie Meuse, Jerilyn Dorris, Javen Jones, Blaisin Moore, Blake Moody, Keshawn Stone, Skylar Ball, Aaliyah Murphy, Brooklyn Eden, Brooklyn Bratcher, Gavin Myers, Dylan English, Kendal Dennis, Miranda Gibbs, Olivia Brackett, Kerstie Gregory, Cierra Fitzgerald, Allaysa Perez, Logan Lynn.

The day trips were very enjoyable and the students had an awesome experience. For some it was their first time to be in Louisville, and it was memorable for the groups to pass by the Mohammad Ali Center the week of his funeral.

MCC TRiO Talent Search staff on the trip included Wes Ausenbaugh, Christian Cates Marcia Evans, Jesse Frailey and Anna Leasure. Madisonville Community College TRiO Talent Search program serves middle and high school students in Crittenden, Hopkins and Muhlenberg counties. The Federal TRiO Programs are federal outreach and student service programs designed to identify eligible students not only for college enrollment but for college graduation. Regular in-school group workshops, individual and small group sessions, college campus tours, cultural exposure, and coordination with in-school and summer academic enrichment opportunities are included in the program services. An emphasis is placed on rigorous curriculum success to lay the foundation for baccalaureate degree completion.