In High School, A Chance For Students To Spend A Summer At College

Posted: November 25, 1993

It may only be Thanksgiving, but it's not too early for high school students to start thinking about how they will spend their summer vacations.

The Pennsylvania Governor's Schools of Excellence provide an opportunity for students from across the state to spend five weeks during the summer on a

college campus studying a variety of subjects.

Students can choose from the Pennsylvania Governor's Schools for the Arts, Agricultural Science, Health Care, International Studies, Science, and Teaching.

According to Claudia Ebeling, a spokeswoman for the program, only juniors can apply for the schools of Health Care, International Studies and Sciences.

"This is because these schools demand a higher level of experience in these areas and personal maturity," Ebeling said. Sophomores and juniors can apply for the schools of the Arts, Agricultural Science and Teaching.

Ebeling said the program provides free room and board and tuition for students who are selected.

"It is a very rigorous selection process," Ebeling said. "Student can get applications from their guidance counselors."

For more information, call Ebeling at 717-524-5244.


* The annual Carol Service performed by the Coatesville Area Senior High School Meistersingers will be held Dec. 3, 4 and 5 in the high school's auditorium. The performances Dec. 3 and 4 will be at 8 p.m. The Dec. 5 performance will be at 3:30 p.m.

Tickets are $3 and can be purchased at the high school, at 1445 East Lincoln Highway in Coatesville.

"Flowers for France" poinsettias will also be available after each concert for $6.50 a plant. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the group's trip to France's commemoration of the D-Day invasion.


* Five Chester County students have won seats in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra after auditions for the 1993-94 season.

They are: eighth-grade oboist Sarah Ballard, of Tredyffrin-Easttown Middle School; ninth-grade violinist Laura Conner and ninth-grade cellist Erin Ryan, both of Lionville Junior High School; 12th-grade flutist Sebastian Heck and 11th-grade violist Chris Jelepis, both of West Chester East High School.

They join the 103 orchestra members, who range in age from 13 to 21 and attend 46 schools and 12 colleges in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.


* Christian Hallgren, a senior at Coatesville Area Senior High School, has been selected to attend the National Young Leaders Conference.

The conference, Dec. 7-12 in Washington, is a leadership development program for outstanding high school students who have demonstrated leadership potential and scholastic merit. Hallgren will be among 350 students attending the conference from across the United States.

The National Young Leaders Conference is sponsored by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization. Founded in 1985, the council is committed to inspiring young people to achieve their leadership potential.


* The Westtown School is sponsoring a concert by the Earlham College Choir

from Richmond, Ind.

The performance will begin at 8 p.m in the Barton-Test Theater. The event is free and open to the public.


* Ana Ortiz, a senior in the electronic data processing program at the Center for Arts and Technology (CAT), Brandywine Campus, has been elected president of the Pennsylvania Association of the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA).

The process of becoming president included a test of her knowledge of the VICA organization, an interview by representatives from the schools with students running for office, a speech to the House of Delegates and campaign preparation.

As leader of the Pennsylvania chapter, the second-largest in the country, Ortiz will preside over more than 22,000 secondary and post-secondary students.

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