Mount Union College Invited Local Gifted High School Students to Campus for Junior Scholars Program
April 19, 2010
Mount Union College hosted the Junior Scholars Program on Friday, October 4.
This is the 16th year for the Mount Union College Junior Scholars Program, where approximately 90 gifted high school juniors and seniors are invited to campus to participate in 90-minute sessions led by Mount Union College faculty.
The College invited nine area high schools, including Alliance, East Canton, Louisville, Malvern, Marlington, Minerva, Sebring McKinley, Waterloo and West Branch.
The Fall sessions included "What We Talk About When We Talk About Sport: Sport, the Spectacle and American Culture," led by Dr. Kelly Lowe, associate professor of English and director of American studies, and "Terrorism Causes. Are There Any Solutions," led by Dr. Hanna Freij, assistant professor of history.
The goal of the program is to present ideas that are not normally included in the high school curriculum, let gifted students interact with other students of the same ability, to expose students to the academic and intellectual challenges offered on college campuses, and to allow an opportunity for in-depth exploration into a specific interest area.