The Trio Talent Search Spring Fling 2016 is an annual college recruitment and academic enrichment event designed to expose middle school students to careers in the health industry and Madisonville Community College (MCC) Health Sciences Campus. Local 6-8th grade middle school students from Muhlenberg North Middle School, Muhlenberg South Middle School, Browning Springs Middle School, South Hopkins Middle School, West Hopkins Middle School, James Madison Middle School, and Crittenden County school all participated.

The advisors from MCC s federally funded Trio Talent Search Program designed, implemented, and worked cooperatively with instructors from MCC s Health Sciences Campus to deliver a full day of quality instruction in paramedics, respiratory health, newborn care, germs, and surgery tech. Schools were divided into teams and led by a group of MCC student volunteers to different activities in classrooms on the Allied Health Campus and adjacent Hatley building. Concluding events included individual MVP awards for students and team awards by school for most outstanding participation.

For more information about services provided by the federally funded Trio Talent Search program, please contact Director Anna Leasure, Advisor Wes Ausenbaugh, Advisor Jesse Frailey, Advisor Christian Cates, or Administrative Advisor Marcia Evans.

MVP award winners are Sarah Jones, Crittenden County Middle School; Austin Dukes, Muhlenberg North Middle School; Skylar Ball, James Madison Middle School; Alyssa Carter, Muhlenberg South Middle School; Devin Pierce, South Hopkins Middle School; Marrieyana Gilbert, Browning Springs Middle School; Rebecca Reason West Hopkins Middle School.

1st place winners - Muhlenberg North Middle School and Muhlenberg South Middle School TRIO Talent Search students are: Stetson Childress, Aaron Smith, Ethan Peyton, Logan Knight, Alissa McElwain, Angle Piper, Peiton Adcock, Hannah Slaughter Brooklyn Bratcher; Nick Bautista, Kandice Benson, Lee Killinger, Ben McElrath, Destiny Wayne, Austin Dukes, Mika Brame, Makenna Bard, Isabella Eisenbeis and Trio Talent Search Advisor Jesse Frailey

2nd Place winners - West Hopkins School TRIO Talent Search students are Ethan Frazer, Tyler Owens, Anna Stallins, Rebekah Reasor, Sarah Blanchard, Alli Pleasant, Brylee Spurlin, Ambria Baker, Hannah Foe; Garrett McLevain, Pacey Laureano, Chloe Metcalfe, Eli Whitaker, Lexi Brown, Beau King, Eric Stallins, Kota Gardner, Andrew Kelley, Joseph Fugate, Tanner Thurman

3rd Place Winners - Browning Springs Middle School TRIO Talent Search students are Curtis Bides, Esperanza Suggs, Chris Classen, Re Onna Arnett, Lily McChesney, Ka Lynn Jagoe, Makayla Turnage, Rebecca Gadley, Jaiwon Civils, and Wes Ausenbaugh, Advisor; Alysia Howard, Nathan Carson, Jalia Hall, Alyssa Oldham, Delena Gossett, Gracie Ogden, Marrieyana Gilbert, and Lily Maturo.