March 10, 2008
Approximately 200 ninth and tenth grade students who are enrolled in Talented and Gifted (TAG) programs at Sioux City’s East, North and West high schools will participate in the TAG Exchange Day on March 17 on the Morningside College campus.
The TAG Exchange Day, coordinated by the Sioux City Community School District and Morningside, gives freshman and sophomore TAG students at Sioux City’s high schools an opportunity to meet and interact with each other.
Josh Shipp, a nationally recognized motivational speaker and author from the San Francisco Bay, Calif., area, will speak to the students at 9:30 a.m. in Klinger-Neal Theatre. Abandoned and abused as a child, Shipp triumphed over tragedy through the support of a foster family, his teachers and enriching school programs. Shipp, although still in his 20s, has shared the stage with Bill Cosby and appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, NBC, Fox and The Learning Channel. His current production “Hey Josh” is distributed to 12 million homes through DirecTV. He also writes an advice column for “CosmoGirl” magazine.
The TAG Exchange Day begins at 9:15 a.m. with a welcoming ceremony in Klinger-Neal Theatre and concludes at 1 p.m. Other activities include team-building sessions, a showing of student developed media on gifted education and a musical program.