Four Westerville Middle School Students Earn Be WISE Camp Scholarships


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The Westerville Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW; http://www.aauw.org), in cooperation with the Westerville City Schools Gifted Education Department, has awarded four $300 scholarships to the Be WISE Camp at Denison University this summer.  Founded in 1881 and with nearly 1,000 branches across the country, AAUW is a national organization promoting equity and education for women and girls.

With support from the Gifted Education Department and science teachers, recipients of the scholarships are sixth grade middle school students Jessica Adongo, Blendon; Laiken Hendricks, Genoa; Danielle Rollyson, Heritage; and Anna Whiting, Walnut Springs.

Be WISE is a mathematics, science and technology camp for girls entering grades 7 or 8 in the fall of 2017.  It features a separate curriculum for each grade level emphasizing hands-on activities in math and science.  This summer is the camp’s 27th anniversary.  Since then, more than 3,000 girls have participated. This residential camp for 130 young women will be held from June 12 - 16. For more information, please visit http://www.bewisecamp.org.