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May 8, 2003

Gallaudet's Young Scholars' Program Offers Four Exciting Sessions

From: Gallaudet (Press Release) - May 8, 2003

For Immediate Release

May 8, 2003

Contact: Mike Kaika, Director of Media Relations

Phone: 202-651-5050


Gallaudet's Young Scholars' Program Offers Four Exciting Sessions

Washington, DC--Gallaudet University's Young Scholars' Program for talented and gifted deaf and hard of hearing high school students has developed four exciting sessions for this summer that should be of interest to teenagers.

The first program is Art and the First Americans which will be from June 22 to July 3. Students will have the opportunity to create original works of art, based on traditional techniques of Native American Tribes. Participants will have access to area museums with some of the most inclusive Native America art collections in the world. Additionally, students will have a rare opportunity to witness the very first Gathering of First American Nations March in Freedom Plaza on June 27.

From July 13 to July 25, students who are interested in forensic science can attend the Crimes and Clues program. Students will be introduced to the unique ways in which forensic scientist must think as they attempt to solve a hypothetical case. Students will also be exposed to the many aspects of forensic science and how these aspects come together when searching a crime scene. Each day a new clue will be introduced and by the end of the two-week session, students will be asked to "solve the crime."

Students interested in video production can sign up for Stop the Presses! It's Video-time!! This program is offered July 27 to August 8 and students will be visiting historical sites in the Washington area to gather and share information about the valuable roles of deaf leaders in enriching Washington, DC. Students' efforts will culminate in a video documentary written and produced by YSP students.

The fee for each program is $1,000 which covers all expenses for the session including instruction, room, board, and recreation. Transportation cost to and from Washington, DC is not included.

Something for the whole family is being offered from August 3 to August 8. Washington, DC?The Great American Adventure, offers a special and exciting week for 7th and 8th graders and a parent to experience Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. Attendees will have the opportunity to live on campus and participate in specifically designed YSP activities including mini-academic courses in history, science and the arts. Tours of historical sites in Washington will be included. The cost for this session is $1,000 for one student and one parent, and includes instruction, room, board, and recreation. Transportation to and from Washington DC is not included.

For more detailed information about the Young Scholars' Program, visit the website: and scroll down to Young Scholars' Program. Or, write to Gallaudet University, Young Scholars' Program, Hall Memorial Building E151, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002. Phone: Toll Free, 800-383-9931 TTY/Voice. Email:


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