Criterion Club Holds Summer Camp

On Monday, June 19, Moniek McCummings visited the Criterion Club Summer Camp, as Cat in the Hat for Career Awareness Week. She read to the children and then told them about her career as a teacher at Dillon Middle School. Pictured are: Seated, l to r: Axavion Bullard, Manny Davis, Monick McCummings, A’Sean Graves, Riyanna Abraham, Whitney Hokett, Marquez Bethea. Kneeling, l to r: Hi King Culler, Ya Majesty Culler, BriAsia Williams, Maliyah Bethea, Jariyah Bethea, Kevonta Brown, Keymoni Tyson, Ny’Sier Dennis. Standing, l to r: Kennedy McCummings, Curtis Robinson, Jhi’Mir Bethea, Donsyr Williams, Emya Johnson, Tymeria Green, ZaNaisiah Dyson, Innocent Tyson, and Robin McRae. Back: Diana Johnson. The camp director, Mrs. LaMecisa Bethea, and assistant, Ms. Robin McRae, thanked Ms. McCummings for reading and talking about her career. (Contributed Photo)

On Tuesday, June 20, Dr. Miranda E. Manning, School Counselor at East Elementary School was the guest speaker at the Criterion Club Summer Camp. She was dressed as Amelia Bedilla from the book “Amelia Bedelia and the Baby.” She read the story to the campers. She talked about her educational background and the duties of a school counselor. Dr. Manning also involved the campers in a social activity with the students from the book, “No One Will Ever Know,” by Carl Somna. The camp director, Mrs. LaMecisa Bethea, and assistant, Ms. Robin McRae, thanked Dr. Manning for reading to the children and talking about her careers. Pictured are: Seated, l to r: Ashanti Gause, BriAsia Williams, Keymoni Tyson, A’Sean Graves, Whitney Hokett, Ikia Wilson, Riyanna Abraham. Kneeling, l to r: Gabriel Lloyd, Gmarion McKellar, Hi King Culler, Ya Majesty Culler, Ja’riyah Bethea, Maliyah Bethea, Kevonta Brown. Standing, l to r: Keniah Owens, Shiayra Jones, Tymeria Abraham, Emya Johnson, Dr. Manning, Jhi’Mir Bethea, Donsyr Williams, ZaNaisiah Dyson, Innocent Tyson, Curtis Robinson, and Robin McRae. (Contributed Photo)

On Monday, June 19, Officer Turner and K-9 Mace, was the guest speaker at the Criterion Club Summer Camp for Career Awareness Week. Officer Turner and Mace demonstrated several procedures that they have to perform on the job. Office Turner also talked to the children about being safe. The camp director, Mrs. LaMecisa Bethea, and assistant, Ms. Robin McRae, thanked Officer Turner and Mace for visiting the camp and talking about their career. Pictured with Officer Turner: Seated, l to r: Manny Davis, Whitney Hokett, Ya Majesty Culler, Hi King Culler, Officer Turner with Mace, A’Sean Graves, Keymoni Tyson, Riyana Abraham. Kneeling, l to r: Ja’riyah Bethea, Marquez Bethea, Nysier Dennis, BriAsia Williams, Kevonta Brown. Standing, l to r: Axavion Bullard, Curtis Robinson, Jhi’Mir Bethea, Donsyr Williams, Emya Scott, Tymeria Abraham, Zanaisiah Dyson, Innocent Tyson, Maliyah Bethea. Back, l to r: Robin McRae and Diana Johnson. (Contributed Photo)

On Thursday, June 22, Mr. Kevin McLellan, Band Director at Dillon Middle School, was the guest speaker at the Criterion Club Summer Camp for Career Awareness Week. Mr. McLellan talked about his decision to become a music teacher. He said his love for music started in the church. Several of the students stated they want to be like him when they grow up. The camp director, Mrs. LaMecisa Bethea, and assistant, Ms. Robin McRae, thanked Mr. McLellan for visiting the camp and talking about his careers. Pictured are: Seated, l to r: Zarri Thomas, Qua’like Benjamin, Myles Davis, Ashanti Gause, Kevin McLellan, Kevonta Brown, Riyana Abraham, Gionna Gillespie, BriAsia Williams, Whitney Hokett. Kneeling, l to r: Gabriel Lloyd, A’sean Graves, Gmarion McKellar, Ja’riyah Bethea, Ikia Wilson. Standing, l to r: Robin McRae, Keniah Owens, Innocent Tyson, Curtis Robinson, Emya Johnson, A’Zavion Deberry, Donsyr Williams, Tymeria Abraham, LaMecisa Bethea. (Contributed Photo)

On Friday, June 23, Mayor Todd Davis visited the Criterion Club Summer Camp for Career Awareness Week. He explained to the campers about his position as Mayor of the City of Dillon and not Mayor of Dillon County; there is a Mayor in Latta and a Mayor in Lake View. The campers made the correlation of Mayor Davis as the head of the City of Dillon as the President as head of the United States. The camp director, Mrs. LaMecisa Bethea, and assistant, Ms. Robin McRae, thanked Mayor Davis for visiting the camp and talking about his career. Pictured are: Seated, l to r: Edeline Vera-Gomez, Zarri Thomas, Myles Davis, Mayor Todd Davis, Gionna Gillespie, Dihana Gause, Marquez Bethea, Ashanti Gause. Kneeling, l to r: Gmarion McKellar, Amir Bostic, Hi King Culler, Ya Majesty Culler, BriAsia Williams, Maliyah Bethea, Axavion Bullard. Standing, l to r: Robin McRae, A’Sean Graves, Keniah Owens, Curtis Robinson, Manny Davis, Donsyr Williams, Jhi’Mir Bethea, Jay Antley, Innocent Tyson, Za Naisiah Dyson. Back, l to r: Diana Johnson and LaMecisa Bethea. (Contributed)