Education briefs, Oct. 7-9
Mega-Genius opens for student tutoring
Park City Institute’s two Mega-Genius Supply Store & IQ HQ locations — in Old Town and Newpark — are offering tutoring for the school year. According to a press release, students in grades two through 12 can receive after-school tutoring from 2:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The tutoring is free and open to all students in Summit County. Additionally, the stores are asking for volunteer tutors to participate. For more information on the tutoring programs, or to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
PCHS student earns recognition
Park City High School student Madeline Knauer has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. According to a press release, commended students "placed in the top five percent of more than 1.5 million who entered the 2016 competition" by taking the preliminary SAT test. "The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," said a National Merit Scholarship Program spokesman in the release. "These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation."
PCHS to host recruiting event for athletes
The National Collegiate Scouting Association is set to hold a free seminar about college recruiting for Park City High School athletes and their parents. According to a press release, the purpose of the event is to show athletes how to get the attention of college recruiters and how to navigate the world of recruiting. The event is scheduled for Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at the high school. For more information, visit ncsasports.org.
A Park City student’s desire to reduce plastic waste led to engineering a new set of utensils, the Sporknife.