Middle School

MS students participate in Duke Summer Studies

MS students participate in Duke Summer Studies

Three area middle schoolers earn an award that gives them an opportunity to explore core subjects at the university of their choice.

Rhodes and Terrell Wells Middle Schools Young Achievers Tyler Hoose, Goretti Serna and Jacob Pesina each earned a scholarship to participate in a three-week summer workshop  sponsored by Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP).

The Young Achievers were selected to receive a full scholarship to attend Duke TIP’s nationally renowned three-week Summer Studies Program, which allows students with exceptional SAT scores to get hands-on experience in a field of their choice while collaborating with other students and college faculty.

The intense summer program provides age-appropriate workshops, peer teaching and presentations, campus-wide activities, and college-level research in state-of-the-art facilities. The high-energy educational experience is made possible by the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio.

Tyler Hoose from Rhodes MS will travel to the University of George to study robotics.

Goretti Serna from Terrell Wells MS will travel to Texas A&M University at College Station to study Criminal Trial Advocacy.

Jacob Pesina from Rhodes MS will study engineering at Texas A&M University at College Station.

Young Achievers is a program sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio. Young Achievers is a college preparation program with partnering school districts. Students who commit to the 16-week program participate in workshops, take field trips to college campuses, meet with a mentor and have an opportunity to take the SAT test. Students are given an opportunity to compete for a scholarship for a three-week summer study workshop at a university.

To learn more about the program, contact Armando Camina at 210-788-5893 or email at acamina@begreatsa.org.

Learn more about the Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio.
Learn more about Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP).

Photo Courtesy: Armando Camina/Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio
Pictured L-R: Terrel Wells Middle School Principal Alfred Anthony, Goretti Serna and Councilman Rey Saldana.