Special to the Bulletin
During the annual Summer Scholars enrichment program held at Howard Payne University for elementary school-age students, one of the assignments was to write an essay about their experiences. Here are three samples provided by course leaders:
Summer Camp at HPU
By Christy Ash
It’s Summer Scholars at Howard Payne University! It is taking place during the week of June 4 through June 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Summer Scholars is for students in grades 4 to 6.
The children meet in front of Mims Auditorium every day. Throughout the day, the students go to six different classes. They separate into three groups, and each group has a different class schedule. The classes include Academic Challenge, Science, History and Literature, P.E., Spanish and Journalism. One of the students at Summer Scholars, Abbie Woods, says that she loves the program and subjects. She hopes to return again next year.
Summer Scholars is made with the help of many teachers, including Mrs. Locks, Dr. Tucker, Mrs. Marsh, Mr. Davis, Mrs. Clayton, Mr. Phillips, the TxDOT employees and Mrs. Hull.
Summer Scholars is a fun version of learning for kids. They will be learning about things that they can use not only in their childhood, but things they can take with them in the future.
Fun at Summer Scholars
By David Morales
Summer Scholars at HPU are learning about different things. Grades 4 through 6 going to Summer Scholars will be there from June 4th through 8th. There is the Blue, Yellow and Red group and six classes.
In science, the groups learned mostly about engineers. For example, they constructed a building to withstand an earthquake. In history and literature, they learned about the time between the Revolutionary War through the end of the Civil War. In challenge, they used buzzers to answer questions like in a game show.
The students were provided with lunch at 11:40 a.m. The groups also learned about main words in Spanish (or Espanol) in Spanish class. In journalism and fine arts, the students were challenged to write an article about summer scholars and the best article out of each group will be in the Brownwood Bulletin, which one of them you are reading now.
In P.E., the groups did activities outside such as Mission Impossible.
That is what happened at Summer Scholars this summer.
By Rachael Willard
The Summer Scholars kids are back in action at Howard Payne University in Brownwood from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Summer Scholars is a camp for kids of all ages that are going into the 4th, 5th and 6th grades. The Summer Scholars camp in Brownwood is mainly here to help kids learn all sorts of things from Spanish to history and so much more, but at the same time they are having fun.
The people at Summer Scholars are very fun and active. There are all kids here at Howard Payne like a girl named Adrienne Barrick. She is from Colleyville and she is here to visit her grandmother and come to Summer Scholars. Here is what Adrienne says about being here at Summer Scholars for the first time, “I think that Summer Scholars is fun because of all the nice people here and all the fun things you get to do while learning, but at the same time getting to have fun.” All of the kids at Summer Scholars think that it is an awesome camp for kids like us. The kids at Summer Scholars say “We love Summer Scholars!”