Jones hosts ACT Camp

Written By: by Cassidi Bush
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Date Submitted: 2012-06-11 13:36:19

For the second year, students from across the state spent four days sharpening their ACT test-taking skills at a camp held on the Jones County Junior College campus. 

What began as a leadership camp several years ago, changed last year to better benefit the community.

“ACT scores are such a big deal to colleges nowadays, this was a much bigger need,” explained Sonya Davis, a camp coordinator.  “We [JCJC] even offer scholarships for high ACT scores which, in turn, encourages students to go to college.”

The camp took place June 4-7. During the day, the 57 tenth through twelfth graders were split into groups to learn tips in math, science, English and reading from JCJC instructors, and the students took practice tests.  In the evenings, they enjoyed activities such as laser tag, movie night and a pool party.  Students had the opportunity to stay in the dorms, and meals were provided.

Davis said she was glad to see a large local group this year and hopes that the camp continues to grow in the future. 


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