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Gifted High School Students Invited to Mount Union College for Junior Scholars Program

February 3, 2005

February 1 marks the first spring date for the Junior Scholars Program at Mount Union College.

 

Each year the College invites approximately 100 gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors and their high school coordinators to the campus for the Junior Scholars Program. Students have the opportunity to hear one of two faculty members speak.

The sessions for the spring junior scholars program include Dr. Tamara Daily, associate professor of psychology, speaking on the topic of 'Media and Mental Illness: Why Confronting Stigma Matters,' and Dr. James Thoma, professor of human performance and sport management, speaking on the topic of 'International Sports Diffusion ' Why Does It Matter to Me.'

Participating schools include Alliance, East Canton, Louisville, Malvern, Marlington, Minerva, Sebring McKinley, St. Thomas Aquinas, Waterloo and West Branch.

The goals of the program are to present information and ideas normally not included in the high school curriculum, to let the students meet and interact with other students of similar ability, to expose students to the academic and intellectual challenges offered on college campuses, and to allow students the opportunity for in-depth exploration into a specific interest area.

The next Junior Scholars Program will be held April 5.

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