Local student Jasmine Cox placed 2nd at the Blacks In Government Region IV Competition

Jasmine-Cox-and-Ira-ThompsonAnnually, the National Organization of Blacks In Government (BIG) sponsors a Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) and a Training In Communications (TIC) program. The purpose of the STEM program is to provide young people an opportunity to develop computer skills and demonstrate their expertise and creativity using the computer technology. In conjunction with the STEM is the Training In Communications (TIC) program.

The purpose of this program is to provide young people training in communication and leadership skills, and practical experiences to develop those skills. The STEM and TIC Programs target 9th – 12th Grade students to compete for scholarships and awards. The 2016 themes are: ““Exploring the Capability of Robotics Engineering” for STEM and “21st Century Racial Equality, Justice or Injustice: Where are we headed?” Ms. Jasmine Cox, a 12th grade student from Albany High School placed 1st in the Albany Area Chapter contest on April 9th, 2016 and she placed 2nd at the Blacks In Government Regional contest on April 29th, 2016 in Atlanta, GA.