More than 600 high school students from Pearl River Community College's service district converged on the Poplarville campus on Feb. 19 for the Career-Technical Education High School Conference.
Each student chose three of PRCC's career-technical programs to visit and went on a walking tour of the campus.
The students were treated to a pizza lunch at Dobie Holden Stadium as part of the conference.
Aaron Warden of Hancock High School, left, and Kirk Stringer of Forrest County Agricultural High School bend conduit in the electrical technology shop.
Pearl River Community College cosmetology students Crystal Smith of Poplarville, from left, and Sarah Reid of Hattiesburg give manicures to Katie Briggs and Emily Buchert, students at Pearl River Central High School.
Prentiss High School student Calvin Sands, left, and Antonio McLendon of Hattiesburg High School try laying brick in the masonry shop.
Petal High School student Christian Lunsford, second from left, experiments with a wiring diagram board in the heating and air conditioning technology shop at Pearl River Community College. With him are PRCC students Lester Higgins of Picayune, from left, Nicholas Peterson of Prentiss and Cody McMahon of Perkinston.