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Seeing stars
Hickory Creek enjoy visit from portable planetarium
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Hickory Creek fifth-grade students enjoyed the inflatable planetarium manned by professor Billy Hix. Students and teachers are, first row from left, Aiden Cano, Campbell Kell, Logan Earls and Mark Bouldin. Second row, Tiler King, Lucy George, Andrew Miller, Hunter El-Hage, Jenny Owen, Bailey Brock, Kyndal Hitchcock, JJ Jacobs, Sawyer Seymour and Samantha McCormick. Back row, principal Mike Mansfield, Arianna Meltzer, Savannah Foster, Nancy Wallace, Hix, Isiah Martin, Matthew Key, Brandy Sandoval, Vanessa Diaz and Jackie Smith.
As a professor and director of STEM Outreach at Motlow College, Billy Hix has the opportunity to reach students of all ages. Recently he visited Warren County and spent quality time with fifth-grade students at Hickory Creek Elementary sharing his vast knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math. During his visit, he brought his portable planetarium, which has been added to the Motlow program about four years ago.