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Media Alert: Gifted And Talented Students To Explore Global Languages, Creative Writing, And Space Science At Summer Centers

Final Summer Programs for 2015 Ready to Begin

For Immediate Release                                                      Contact: Bill Reinhard, 410-767-0486

Baltimore, MD (July 13, 2015)

The Center for Global Languages at Meade Middle School; The Dixon Center for Creative Writing at Washington College; and the Center for Space Science at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory are the final three Maryland summer center programs to be offered for 2015.
The 2015 Maryland Summer Centers Program continues a 48-year commitment at the State level to provide summer educational opportunities for Maryland’s gifted and talented students. The program, coordinated through the Maryland State Department of Education, in partnership with public and nonpublic agencies, provides Maryland’s diverse gifted and talented student population with advanced, rigorous, experiential learning opportunities that nurture these students’ talents and abilities within unique learning environments. Nine centers are being be held this summer.

  • The Center for Global Languages will offer students an in-depth language experience featuring hands-on, engaging cultural experiences.  Students in grades 4-6 may choose to study either Chinese or Arabic over the course of two weeks.  The Center is funded by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

           July 13-23 (Monday through Thursday only), 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

           Meade Middle School
           1103 26th Street
           Fort Meade, MD 20755

  • The Dixon Center for Creative Writing at Washington College will provide aspiring authors the exciting opportunity to learn the power of the written word.  Students in grades 7-9 will explore writing with the help of top teachers and authors, using the college’s state-of-the-art computer equipment.  Students will experiment with choices in diction, syntax, structure, character and tone, developing their unique style.  The center is funded by the Dixon Valve and Coupling Company.

    July 14-24, 8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

            Washington College
            Goldstein 107
            300 Washington Avenue
            Chestertown, MD 21620

  • Center for Space Science allows students to be part of an engineering team that helps plan and design a simulated mission into space.  Students in grades 6-7 will work alongside NASA scientists and engineers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, learning about the current applications of space technology.  The Center is graciously hosted by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

           August 3-14, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

           The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
           11100 Johns Hopkins Road
           Laurel, MD  20723