Several ninth grade students from East English Village have been selected to attend Bucknell University Engineering Summer Camp located in Pennsylvania. The camp is academically challenging and designed to prepare students for the college experience. Students will attend seminars taught by university professors, participate in instructional demonstrations and have hands-on experience in the laboratories. Moreover, students will have the opportunity to meet other students with similar interest.

Mr. Marques Blanford, ninth grade counselor and Arshala Washington, Biology instructor, selected students based on academic excellence and citizenship. Washington and Blanford meet with students twice per week in preparation for their extended learning experience. The budding scientists who were accepted into the camp are: Leniah Allen, J’Von Williams, Andrenae Rambus, Rachel Latham, Isis Sherman and Jamesha Irving.

Ninth grade student J’Von Williams favorite class is Science and is anticipating attending Bucknell Summer Engineering Camp.

“I was excited when Mrs. Washington and Mr. Blanford told me I was accepted. I look forward to attending the various hands-on engineering classes and learn how basic scientific phenomena are applied in engineering design,” Williams said. The curriculum includes classroom instruction, laboratory demonstrations and experiments, a variety of other interesting, as well as fun activities.