Submitted by Vita Stoval
Energy & Excitement during Open Mic Event
Students from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus were entertained with an Open Mic competition on Dec. 6. The activity was created to complement their academic curriculum and to augment the student’s educational experience. Vita Stovall, Student Services adviser, understands extracurricular activities provide a setting to become involved and to interact with other students, thus leading to increased learning and enhanced development. Taking part in these out-of-the-classroom activities helps students to mature socially by providing a setting for student interaction, relationship formation and discussion.
Eight students signed up to compete in the Open Mic activity and five performed. Nathaly Gonzalez, Luis Rivera, Isaiah Logan, Songan Bazemore and Quran Dabney took to the stage and gave it their all in front of a crowded audience that cheered them on in support. The winner was Isaiah Logan, a general studies major who performed an original Christmas rap and a song called “Location” by Khalid that received ovations from the screaming crowd. Isaiah won a Samsung Chrome Book. The Worthington students found the experience of an Open Mic competition very exciting and uplifting.
Student Services would like to thank the judges for volunteering their time: Kenyatta Collins, assistant professor of psychology; Monica Holland, adjunct instructor of social science, and Alexandria Panis, Student Services and SGA for sponsoring the activity.