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March 11, 2004

Gallaudet Offers Summer Program for Talented and Gifted Deaf Teenagers

From: Gallaudet - Mar 11, 2004

For Immediate Release
March 11, 2004
Contact: Mike Kaika, Director of Media Relations
Phone: 202-651-5050

Gallaudet Offers Summer Program for Talented and Gifted Deaf Teenagers

Washington, DC—Gallaudet University will offer a Young Scholar's Program consisting of four sessions for talented and gifted deaf and hard of hearing high school students this summer.

From July 11 to July 23, 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." Cost for this session is $1,000.

Students interested in creating their own business someday can attend the Open for Business session which is co-sponsored by the Gallaudet University Business Department from July 11 to July 23. This session will focus on building a "business" through simulations, seminars, and academic field trips to corporate sites in the DC Metro area. Students will make decisions on organization, accounting, methods, financial resources, marketing strategies, and operating decisions. Cost for this two-week session is $600.

A new program this year is the YSP Film Camp: Lights! Camera! Action! From July 25 to August 6. YSP is having an open audition for filling the role of the next generation Steven Spielberg or Spike Lee. Film camp will provide each student with intensive hands-on instruction on how the disciplines of writing, directing, cinematography and editing combine to form the language of filmmaking. Students will use 3 CCD Chip Digital Video cameras, computer non-linear editing suites and professional screenwriting software to create their projects. Upon completion of the course, students will have produced one narrative film and one documentary that will later be entered into national film festival contests. Cost for this two-week session is $1,000.

Something for the whole family is being offered from August 1 to August 6. 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. Tours of historical sites in Washington will be included. Cost for this session is $1,000 for one student and one parent.

For more detailed information about the Young Scholars' Program, visit the website: Or, write to Summer and Saturday @ Gallaudet, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002. Phone: Toll Free, 800-383-9931 v/tty. Email:

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