Blank Summer Institute for Arts & Science

posted Apr 15, 2015, 8:11 AM by Adam Gress

The 8th grade staff nominated three students to attend the Blank Summer Institute for Arts & Sciences at the University of Iowa this summer.  The following 8th grade students were accepted in March: Brandon Nolin in mathematics, Hannah Johnson in social sciences, and Katie Halverson in creative writing. The University of Iowa selects 120 of Iowa’s 7th and 8th grade gifted students.  The camp provides exceptionally talented students with an intensive and advanced educational experience intended to develop their intellectual and social growth.  The Institute is administered by The Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.  The students will have the privilege of taking challenging courses, being with like-minded peers, and learning from inspirational teachers. They will explore several cultural and recreational activities that encourage friendships and extend their learning outside the classroom.  They will live, study, and play in the university’s classrooms, laboratories, dining halls, and recreational centers.  It is a great honor to be accepted to this program.