Several Miller Middle School students have been accepted for participation in eight different areas of the Blank Summer Institute for the Arts and Sciences.
The group will attend a one-week residential summer program, June 23-28, 2013, held at The University of Iowa for 120 of Iowa’s students who are currently in seventh and eighth grade. The Institute provides exceptionally talented students with an intensive and advanced educational experience designed to enhance their intellectual and social growth.
The students were nominated by their teachers based on high test scores in their area of nomination, outstanding performance in their classes, and high levels of motivation.
The Miller students who will attend in each category are:
- Nick Cooper–Performing Arts
- Mary Drummer–Global Studies
- Frank Iole–Invention and Innovation
- Isabel Paredes–Visual Arts
- Isabella Pedersen–Social Sciences
- Nick Summers–Advanced Math
Alternates are: Michelle Ankrum–Creative Writing, and Jared Rice–Science.
The Institute is administered by The Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. Each student selected will receive a $300 Myron and Jacqueline Blank Summer Scholarship to cover a portion of the Institute’s cost.