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Instructor Bonnie Schutte places an egg between the backs of Daniel Patrick, left, and Frank Winter before they attempt to lower it to the ground without it breaking. This was one of the many activities this week at the Super Summer Science Quest at Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Jennie K. Moore Center.
Instructor Bonnie Schutte places an egg between the backs of Daniel Patrick, left, and Frank Winter before they attempt to lower it to the ground without it breaking. This was one of the many activities this week at the Super Summer Science Quest at Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Jennie K. Moore Center. (Photo by )

By Mount Vernon News
July 20, 2012 12:03 pm EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — A summer refresher course is being offered to local elementary students in the areas of reading and science at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. The first of two Super Summer Quest sessions wrapped up today at the Jennie K. Moore Preschool with another session beginning Monday.

Barb Wood, who is employed as a teacher in the East Knox Local School District, attended a professional development activity last year where she learned of similar camps conducted at universities. She approached Sonja Smith, who recently retired as dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies, with the idea of conducting summer education camps at MVNU.

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“Her concern was that we offer something in the middle of the summer that would keep kids moving forward in their reading progress,” said Smith. A committee then met to discuss program options where it was decided to offer a Reading Quest for students in grades one to three and a Science Quest for those in grades four to six.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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