Students to attend annual Governor's Camp at USD "The Legacy Continues" will be the theme of the 1999 South Dakota Governor's Camp at The University of South Dakota on July 25-29.
Approximately 120 seventh- to ninth-grade students, who have been identified as higher ability and talented students by their schools, will attend this year's camp.
During the camp, students are given academic opportunities with USD faculty and staff in a number of areas including creative engineering, law careers, outdoor biology, medical science anatomy and Badlands studies. Students also take campus tours of the Oscar Howe Gallery, America's Shrine to Music Museum, Old Main and the DakotaDome.
USD Professor Bruce Milne, co-director of the Governor's Camp with Rapid City schools Talented and Gifted (TAG) coordinator Carole Kasen, said that the camp is designed to enhance students' abilities and introduce them to a variety of courses that they may not be able to experience in their own schools.
"It's aimed at bringing together middle age students to the USD campus for a program much like 'college for kids.' It's a very exciting experience filled with a smorgasbord of activities," Milne said.
Camp participants, include Vermillion students, Harsh Patel, son of Rikesh Patel; Kaylie Heesch, daughter of Tim and Debbie Heesch; Amritha Subramanian, daughter of Alka Subramanian; Erin Bergman, daughter of Wendy Maury and Michael Bergman, Iowa City.