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Summer Opportunities

 Duke University Summer Session
 
Applications are now open.  Through participating in one of our three transformative summer programs at Duke University, you will experience our commitment to academic excellence and personal growth as you challenge yourself, connect with new people, and create lasting memories over the course of the summer.  All the while, you will be enhancing your college application and laying the foundation for future success at elite universities.
 
Summer College - A four-week, credit-bearing program for students currently in 10th-12th grade in which they take undergraduate-level courses.
 
Summer Academy - A three-week program for students currently in 9th-12th grade in which they take a certificate course.
 
Accelerated STEM Academy - A one-week, STEM-based program for students currently in 9th-12th grade that consists of a variety of hands-on labs, tours of Duke's research facilities, faculty lectures, and workshops.
 
Click here for more information.  Apply online today to secure your spot in one (or more) of these incredible programs.
 
 
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 Cornell University
 
Summer College brings 1,000+ motivated high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from around the world to Cornell each summer for two-, three- and six-week programs.  Students earn college credits, study with Cornell faculty, attend admissions workshops, and experience college life.  Learn more at summercollege.cornell.edu.
 
 
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Drug-Free Communities
 
Summer Camp Scholarship Opportunity
 
Do you want to go to summer camp?  The camp is of YOUR choosing and can be sports, art, church, wilderness related, etc.  To enter you MUST be a Somerset County resident and submit an essay by February 1, 2019.  
 
All essay submissions must include:
  • Handwritten or typed essay
  • What camp you are interested in attending
  • Why you are choosing this camp
  • How can you benefit from attending this camp
  • Name (contact person)/age/address/phone number
  • Include camp information along with camp rates
 
Submit essay to:  Somerset Single County Authority, 300 North Center Avenue, Suite 360, Somerset, PA  15501.
 
**Note:  If you have been a previous award winner, you are exempt from winning again.**
 
 
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 Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Education is pleased to announce that the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University is now accepting applications from talented high school juniors for the summer 2019 program. 
 
PGSS is an intensive, five-week summer residential program, which emphasizes cooperative learning and hands-on laboratory research, for 56 talented high school juniors pursuing careers in science and mathematics.
 
The program offers an enrichment experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  The goal of the program is to encourage Pennsylvania's youth to pursue careers in STEM-related fields.
 
Accepted applicants will receive a full scholarship to the program.
 
When:  June 30, 2019 to August 3, 2019
Where:  Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Who May Apply:  High School Juniors
Deadline to Apply:  January 31, 2019
 
For additional information about the program and to complete an application, visit http://sciences.pa-gov-schools.org or stop by the Counseling Office for more information.
 
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 Academic Camps at Gettysburg College
 
Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, creative writing, piano, or information technology.  
 
  • Camp Psych - Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
 
  • Sunderman Piano Institute - Pianists 12-17 years old who desire to improve their performance skills, collaborate with other pianists, an dive deeply into related music subjects of their choice.  Pianists will have opportunities to perform in daily studio class, and the final Friday concert will showcase pianists in both solo and ensemble works.
 
  • Writing Camp - Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing:  fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
 
  • 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp - Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer.  After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
 
  • Coding for Robotics & Electronics Camp - Students will gain hands-on experiences in coding, wiring, hardware, and building robots through the open source software known as Arduino.  Throughout this camp, campers will learn basic electrical engineering, the physics behind electricity, and how to think like a scientist.
 
  • Civil War Institute Summer Conference - The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war's most decisive battle.
 
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