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Potsdam High School- School Code 334-610

Clarkson University with support from the Alcoa Foundation is pleased to offer  high-achieving high school students an opportunity to attend a three day residential camp during the month of July. The MythOlympics Training Camp is a competitive scholarship-based program open to high-achieving students transitioning to their freshman, sophomore, or junior years in high school. Entrance to the MythOlympics Training Camp is based on academic achievement, social responsibility, and personal interest and qualities indicated in the student’s application and essay.

Up to 20 students from across the North Country will be selected as MythOlympians in training, and will receive a scholarship that covers the full costs of the camp, including room, board, and all associated activities (not including transportation to and from Clarkson University).

For the summer of 2015, the camp will be held from July 19 to July 22. MythOlympians in training will be engaged with demonstrations, team-based activities, and myth-busting challenges similar to the “MythBusters” television show. Each myth challenge during the summer camp will be judged by Clarkson faculty and industry experts as students hone their myth-busting skills. Clarkson professors, academically-talented students from Clarkson University, and professional engineers and scientists will lead the camp activities.

The winning team of the training camp will be awarded with a $1,000 scholarship to Clarkson University, should they choose to attend Clarkson University in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics-related discipline.

The training camp is open to high-achieving students from schools in New York State’s North Country region on a competitive basis. Students must have an 85 or greater overall academic average to apply, and can be in rising freshman, sophomore, or junior standing for the fall of 2014. Applications are encouraged from each North Country School district as we will attempt to diversify the pool of participants across schools.

Students graduating from the MythOlympics Training Camp will also be encouraged to participate in the MythOlympic Games, although participation in the MythOlympics Games is not required for participation in the MythOlympics Training Camp.

An application may be accessed at  www.clarkson.edu/summer/mytholympics.html

The St. Lawrence University Scholars Enrichment Program (SLUSEP)

St-Lawrence-university-scholars-enrichment-program will provide an enrichment opportunity for area high school sophomores and juniors. The program will give non-credit bearing courses in subjects that fall outside the traditional high school curriculum.

Eight Saturday mornings between September and November
9 - 11:30 a.m.

Sports and Exercise Psychology
Scholar's Quest: Puzzles, Conundrums and Challenges
Chemicals in the Environment
Buddhism in Film
Creating Computer Programs

Registration Deadline is September 14th - Cost is $190
Questions... 229-5998 kblackburn@stlaw.edu
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Young Scholars 2015
Young Scholars 2015 summer program at Clarkson University to share with your students.  Our this year’s program description and application information is attached and can also be found on our website at www.clarkson.edu/youngscholars/index.html.  The week long program will be held on Clarkson University’s campus from Sunday, July 12Saturday, July 18.  It is a great opportunity for students to work on a real  hands-on project, learn about college life and enhance your teamwork/leadership/communication skills!    
Students will interact with faculty/staff from various disciplines to learn more about majors, careers as well as what it’s like to be a college student.  This year’s project will be “The Homestead Advantage 2025” which focuses on how modern-day homesteaders make use of renewable energy technologies and the latest technological innovations as well as time-tested techniques.  Homesteading is a growing trend in the United States, and this year's Young Scholars Program will develop a conceptual and marketing plan to bring the homesteading message to America's suburbs.
On our website, you or your students can also print off the required application and essay as well as obtain further information on tuition, room and board during the week.   If a student lives close to Clarkson’s campus and is not interested in residing on campus for the week, there is a commuting option.  As a commuter, students pay $200 less the $875.00 cost of the program. 
 NOTE: Students who successfully complete the Young Scholars program will receive a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year) towards tuition if they attend The Clarkson School or Clarkson University full time for their undergraduate education. Please note that this program is open to any student even if they are not interested in attending The Clarkson School or Clarkson University. 
 The Young Scholars Program provides a unique summer experience for students. Consistent with Clarkson’s overall focus on interdisciplinary education, students are given a problem to examine and solve from a variety of perspectives: business, ethics/social values, science, and others. Working individually and in small groups, students conduct research and make a final presentation to campus and community leaders. Students’ families are also encouraged to attend the final presentation. This innovation program sparks intellectual development and requires students to exercise strong communication skills, and cooperative problem solving.

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact me via email at kozsanbd@clarkson.edu or by phone at 315-268-4425.The deadline to apply is May 15, 2015.  Cap enrollment to 40 students.

Parents you will need to go on line to get your FAFSA PIN Registration Number, without this PIN you cannot do your financial aid statement.http://www.pin.ed.gov

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