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On Saturday, Jan. 27 Thomas County Central High School I.N.S.P.I.R.E. Club members traveled to the Georgia World Congress Center for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities' Honda Battle of the Bands College Fair. Once they reached the Georgia Ballroom in Building C, college admissions counselors began to grab the members’ attention to call them to their table to give them more information about their school. Virginia Union University, Miles College and Alabama A&M University showed great interest in I.N.S.P.I.R.E. members. “The college fair was amazing and gave me an opportunity to view other colleges” senior Michael Moody said. “My favorite part was getting accepted to Tuskegee and Alabama A&M.” Along with Michael, 10 other club members received scholarships and on the spot acceptance. Kordae?'? Bowden, Robert Scott and Carlie Dismuke received acceptance to Miles College. Da?sh?a Mitchell, Michael Moody and Caleb Moore were accepted to Tuskegee University and Alabama A&M University. De’Ra?j?ona Bass was accepted into Talladega College. Brianna Kennedy and Angel?ena Lankford were accepted to Virginia Union University.
After celebrating their success, the I.N.S.P.I.R.E. club ventured to the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium to watch the Honda Battle of the Bands. In this event, the top eight HBCU bands compete for college scholarship money. The battle was an interesting event for I.N.S.P.I.R.E. members. Club member Robert Scott thoroughly enjoyed the battle and said it made him see band in a new light. Sophomore Cameron Moore believes the event “was a great way to end a day that began and ended in success.”
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