Owensboro, Ky. (June 26, 2017) – Kentucky Wesleyan College welcomed 21 rising high school seniors to Scholars’ Academy, a fast-paced and challenging week-long college immersion program, on June 25. Participants were selected for the on-campus event through an application process. They will experience college residential life, attend classes, learn to debate challenging issues, hone communication and leadership skills, and enjoy social activities.
Coordinator Matthew Ruark ’09, associate director of admissions, remarked,” We will introduce students to the value of the liberal arts experience in an engaging environment, and they will quickly find their place of belonging in the group and become a family. They will learn about themselves and their relationships to others and gain confidence as the week progresses.”
The 21 students represent three states and 11 high schools. They will be led by Kentucky Wesleyan faculty and staff in a high-quality academic and social enrichment environment that includes panel discussions with community leaders and a presentation by Kentucky Wesleyan President Barton D. Darrell, and an emphasis on ethics, diversity, values and real world issues.
“The Scholars’ Academy prepares high school students to return to their high schools and communities as stronger leaders who are ready to contribute in new ways,” said Jeremy Pittman, vice president for admissions and financial aid.
Scholars’ Academy will culminate with a graduation ceremony and celebration with families in attendance.