Several Students Land Spots in Top-Notch Summer Programs

Several Students Land Spots in Top-Notch Summer Programs

Several SCH students landed spots in top-notch summer programs, from Boston to Iowa City. They will be honing their craft in the coming months and working toward effecting positive change through science, the arts, writing, and entrepreneurship. There are also many SCH students attending athletic programs, academic camps, and working in jobs or internships. Congratulations to all; we look forward to hearing about your experiences in the fall!

In STEM, Emma Ludwikowski '25 will head to MIT for MITES Summer for its six-week program for five math, science, and humanities courses. Cassia Campos, a sophomore, will be training with the STEMM Prep Project, which, according to the project, “utilizes an early start model for a national pool of minority high achievers, a longitudinal training continuum (10 years) and a multi-institutional mentorship approach.”

Josh Miller '25 is participating in an IN FOCUS Seminar at Northwestern University called “Game Theory and Practice.” This two-week certificate seminar is structured like a college seminar course, with frequent small group and class discussions that enable effective problem-solving, critical thinking, and peer interactions.

Writer for The Campus Lantern Julien Friedland '25 will attend Kenyon Review’s Young Writer’s Workshop in June. He was also selected for the residential Iowa Young Writers’ Studio, a prestigious creative writing program for high school students at the University of Iowa, which he will attend in July. The program is housed in the Magid Center for Writing at the university.   

In the arts, Georgia Barrick '25 will be attending a prestigious art program with Cow House Studios in Wexford County, Ireland, over the summer. Tobey Schwartz '27 is one of just 10 elite high school level photographers who was selected to travel to Yellowstone, WY, this summer to photograph the natural beauty of the national park alongside National Geographic photographers. Middle Schoolers Grete Anderson '29 and Grace Talbot '30 will build on the theatrical training they received in Middle School drama by participating in the Walnut Street Theater’s Camp Walnut this summer. Both students were placed into the advanced division where they will be directed by industry professionals and performing in a production of 13 Jr. 

Through CEL, Ayana Banks '26, Mackenzie Hines '25, and Trey Angell '25 won Steele Fund Awards which will enable them to pursue their ventures in the summer. Hines is attending a program through Case Western called “Social Entrepreneurship: The Business of Helping Others” and hopes to improve her networking and problem-solving skills and connect with mentors. Banks, founder of The Sweet Dream Project, a nonprofit dedicated to brightening the hospital journey for pediatric patients by personalizing their rooms, plans to decorate at least five patients' hospital rooms this summer. “Having been a hospital patient myself,” she says, “I know how much it meant when my mom decorated my room, and now I want to give back to my community by providing that same comfort to others.”

Pictured: Ayana Banks, center

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