Education briefs, May 25-27
PCHS grad earns highest honors at Duke
Andrew Method, a 2012 graduate of Park City High School, recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Duke University. According to a press release, Method was president of the engineering society Tau Beta Phi and a member of the academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa. Additionally, he founded the Duke Independent Film Festival and the Duke Improvisation Club. During his college career, he also completed a semester abroad at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. His family wishes to thank the teachers and staff in the Park City School District for laying the groundwork for his accomplishments.
Park City students can attend summer camps
Students in Park City can attend a pair of summer camps in July through the Audacious Institute. Innovation Week at the University of Utah is available to all students entering grades nine through 12 and will teach them the mindset of beginning a startup company, will allow them to engage with entrepreneurs and explore innovation. The camp is set for July 11-15. Another camp, Audacious Girls Camp, is available for Park City girls who will be entering grades eighth through 10. This camp, which is scheduled for July 18-21 at Park City High School, aims to arm girls with the mindset and skills they need to find their passions and to become engaged citizens. Registration, along with more information, for both programs can be found at audaciousinstitute.com/parkcity/.
Trailside searches for summer garden help
Trailside Elementary School is seeking volunteers to help care for its school garden during the summer. According to a school newsletter, volunteers can sign up to be responsible for the garden for weeklong periods. The garden needs attention only once or twice a week. For more information, or to sign up, contact Sarah Tessler at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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