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Three Valley students named for 2012 Summer High School Institute

Posted: Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Three Bridger Valley students were among 83 talented An opportunity to achieve intellectual and personal growth for 83 talented sophomores from throughout the state named to the 28th annual Summer High School Institute June 10-30, at the University of Wyoming.

Valley students are Kayla Henson and Ashley Ott, both of Lyman, and Jacob Kristopher Watson of Mountain View.

The 83 students were selected from 75 schools in 50 school districts. UW offers them an opportunity to achieve intellectual and personal growth, cultivate their leadership capabilities, and measure their capacities and interests.

UW faculty members will conduct problem-centered classes ranging from philosophy to hip-hop to robotics and pharmacy.

Athletic activities, talent shows, picnics, community service, dances, outside speakers, attendance at local concerts and plays, visits to museums and enrichment excursions will complement the three-week experience.

Students were guided through the application process by their high school administrators, counselors and teachers. Selections are based on an application letter and an essay; two letters of support from teachers or directors of youth organizations in which the students participate; a list of outside activities and academic performance.

The institute is sponsored by UW with special funding from the Wyoming State Legislature.

For the complete article see the 05-11-2012 issue.

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