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MSU hosts Super Summer Camp 2018

Super-Summer-2.jpgMorehead State University's Super Summer Gifted and Talented Camp hosted more than 50 students for a week of immersive learning. 

Each year, camp instructors lead sessions in drama, art, science, math, technology and archaeology. In its 10th year, the camp hosted more than 50 campers ranging in age from third to ninth grade. 

This year, MSU students Justin Elswick, of Ashland, who is earning a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree in Spanish and math, and Shelbey Chappell, of Louisville, a student teacher in Jefferson County, taught two very popular classes, "3D Art" and "I Want My Mummy." Elswick paired 3D printers and engineering design to bring student imagination to reality.  Chappell taught Egyptian mummification, burial practices, writing and architecture.

The theatre course brought "Seussical the Musical" to MSU’s Button Auditorium. The students learned complex dance and musical routines as well as how to build sets and fabricate props. Other courses in the camp taught geometry, physics, art printing, musical composition and performance and of course, building sharks. The Super Summer camp provides students opportunities beyond what they may have in school. 

“The camp's purpose is to provide enrichment to the region’s gifted children. Gifted education in Kentucky schools is woefully underfunded, with many gifted teachers having a case load of more than 300 students and being responsible for educating all the gifted students in a district,” said Dr. Lesia Lennex, MSU professor of education and Super Summer Camp director. 

Next year's Super Summer Camp will be June 10-14, 2019.

Additional information is available by calling Lennex at 606-783-2879 or visit
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