Young Scholars Academy to be held at UT Martin
Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 10:40 am
The Messenger 06.30.10
A select group of 60 West Tennessee high school junior and senior students will attend a week-long summer residential program that will expose them to the rigors of college life.
The students will participate in academic and social growth and development activities July 10-17 at the annual University of Tennessee at Martin Young Scholars Academy.
“This year’s theme is ‘Creative and Innovative Problem Solving for Today’s Youth.’ It is my hope that through challenging learning experiences, these students will return to their home schools with a greater awareness of how to learn and a better understanding of deep learning regardless of the subject matter,” said Dr. Margaret Toston, vice chancellor for student affairs.
Students will improve their skills and abilities in mass media/communications, English composition, critical reading and writing, elocution, etiquette and becoming an entrepreneur.
Additionally, students will increase their knowledge in health care and will participate in recreational and leisure activities to promote healthy lifestyle choices.
For more information about the upcoming Young Scholars Academy, contact the UT Martin Office of Student Affairs at (731) 881-7710.