TAG returning to WSCC campus

Dr. Nicole Cardwell-Hampton. coordinator of youth programs at Walters State, is ready to add underwater robotics to the classes available through the 2022 Talented and Gifted Program.

Walters State will offer the 40th Talented and Gifted Program in January – and classes will return to the Morristown Campus after being online last year.

TAG offers students in grades five through eight the chance to experience an enriched curriculum, popular subjects and plenty of “hands on” opportunities.

“We are very excited to bring our area’s young students back to the college campus,” said Dr. Nicole Cardwell-Hampton, coordinator of youth programs at Walters State.

“We have some exciting new classes and some great teachers. One of the attractions, though, has always been the Walters State campus. Being on a college campus and interacting with faculty members and students is something TAG students have always enjoyed.”

TAG 2022 will meet on four consecutive Saturdays, beginning Jan. 8, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Students choose two classes from among 35 offered. Popular choices include archery, acting/advanced acting, anatomy, chemistry, creative writing, computer-aided design, crime scene investigation, pottery, underwater robotics, self-defense, science language, Zombie apocalypse and muggle studies, which will focus on the world of Harry Potter.

The cost is $199, with fees due on Dec. 11. Gift certificates are available, although Cardwell-Hampton suggests registering as classes are filled on a first come, first served basis.

“Several classes are offered both sessions, but popular ones always fill up quickly,” she said.

Classes are taught by faculty members and professionals. Students will be in rooms large enough for social distancing and the program will follow college requirements for safety.

More information, including registration and payment, can be found at ws.edu/tag. You can also contact Cardwell-Hampton at 423-585-6756 or Nicole.Cardwell-Hamtpon@ws.edu.

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