Crafting and Building: VWSD Hosts Summer Crafting Camp June 6-10 – The Vicksburg Post

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Learning how things are built and put together can be fascinating for teens, and to encourage that curiosity, the Vicksburg Warren School District will host a summer maker camp.

Aimed at ages 12-16, the camp will include learnings about entrepreneurship, tours of manufacturing facilities, meeting top industry experts, and instruction in software programming and 3D printing, where participants will create, build and take home a product, Vicksburg Warren Career and Educational Center said student coordinator Kayla Kivett.

“We do a lot of 3D printing, and we love it because students can see how things are built and then how they’re put together,” Kivett said.

This will be the second year VWSD has offered the Summer Manufacturing Camp, which is made possible through a grant from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs.

Kivett said the camp is offered to expose students to the variety of careers available in manufacturing.

“There are so many things they could do,” Kivett, of the manufacturing world, said.

“They could weld and there’s engineering with manufacturing, and we want to expose that as much as possible,” she said, while introducing students to the career technology courses offered in the district.

The summer fabrication camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 6-10 at Hinds Community College Vicksburg Warren Campus George Oakes Fab Lab, 755 Highway 27.

The camp is free and applications must be completed by May 6. For more information, email kkivett@vwsd.org or call 601-629-6888.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Soon after, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter for the Vicksburg Post and editor of Vicksburg Living Magazine, which was awarded first place by the Mississippi Press Association. She was also the recipient of a first place award in the editorial division of the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest for “Best Feature Article”.

Terri is a graduate of Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a major in public relations.

Before coming to work at the Post just over 10 years ago, she freelanced at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay-at-home mom.

Terri is a member of Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a life member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and was a member of the Sampler Antique Club and the Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“Whether it’s staying informed about local government issues or hearing the stories of local residents, a local newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at the Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I can continue to grow and hone my skills while helping to share the stories in Vicksburg. When people ask me what I love most about my job, my answer is always “the people”.

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