Kaleb Harper, a sophomore at JMHS, visited the WVU Tech campus this past summer at Camp STEM where he studied Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through courses and live demonstrations. Kaleb participated in learning activities from bridge building to forensics to medicine delivery. His favorite part was learning about electrical engineering and staying on the college campus. He shared that he would recommend this camp to other students.
JMHS senior, Remington Reece, learned a great deal about business this summer at the WVU Business Camp. Students at this camp are exposed to the many aspects of business and industry, covering topics such as: marketing, finance, operations, management information systems and supply chain within a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment. Remington enjoyed meeting WVU professors and other students from across the state. He would recommend this camp to other students, especially those interested in business because as Remington learned, "business is so much more than just owning a business".
Samantha Frazier, a senior at JMHS, spent three weeks last summer at Governor's Honors Academy. Governor's Honors Academy is a summer residential program for academically motivated upcoming high school seniors. While experiencing a taste of college life, these young scholars will have the opportunity to expand their horizons at the same time they bond with other students from across the state. Classes at GHA help prepare students for their future with classes covering everything from Shakespeare to tax preparation. Samantha would recommend this camp to other students, and she reports that it is "eye opening and very enjoyable".
JMHS junior, Matthew Hild, met many new friends while learning about STEM, personal responsibilities and camp challenges at 4H Camp in Summers County, WV. Matthew enjoyed the hands-on experiences the camp provides, and he would recommend this camp to other students.
Three JMHS/MCTC JROTC cadets attended JCLC at Camp Dawson this past summer. JCLC is a leadership camp for JROTC cadets. Cadets are exposed to the military lifestyle while at this camp. All three JMHS attendees reported learning about leadership, respect and self-discipline. Each of them reporting repelling from the 100ft tower as their favorite experience. JMHS sophomore, Odin Howdock, said that there are "a lot of good experiences" at JCLC. Each of our cadets would recommend this camp to other students, especially those that wish to pursue a military career.
JMHS students, Brady Davis, Brady Chinault and Austin Toney, spent some time last summer at the Senior Leadership Summit in Parsons, WV. This camp provides students with the leadership skills necessary to help their community and school. Davis and Chinault both made friends from across WV and into Ohio through this experience. Brady Davis shared that the camp provides a fun environment where students can learn skills that can help them achieve success. Brady Chinault enjoyed working as a team to overcome obstacles. Austin likes that the camp provides an opportunity for attendees to focus on bettering themselves. They would all recommend this camp for other students. Austin has attended for 4 years, and both Brady's plan to return next summer.
JMHS Senior, Kameryn Fields, attended Hidden Promise at Glenville State College this past summer. Hidden Promise is an opportunity for students to see what college life is like. The camp focuses on preparing students for college and exposing them to the exciting opportunities it offers. Kameryn enjoyed meeting college professors and meeting other peers. She reports that it is the best camp she has ever attended. She would definitely recommend it to her peers, as it "such a fun and important camp."
JMHS Freshman, Jada Stutts, went to New River Community College to attend Forensics Camp this past summer. Forensic Camp focuses on a mock crime scene where students test drugs, use evidence bags, analyze fingerprints and learn about different aspects of crime scenes. Students are permitted to use lab tools, such as the infrared spectrum. Guest speakers present to attendees on different jobs in the field ranging from photography to lab reserach. Jada would recommend this camp to students interested in the field of forensics.
This camp is open to middle and high school students (grades 6-12). This year's session will be held June 12th-14th from 9:00-4:00 daily on the WVU Tech Campus in Beckley, WV. The registration fee is $225, which includes lunch each day and a WVU Tech t-shirt. The registration deadline is May 28. There are a limited number of registration spots available, and they are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Topics that will be covered include:
+Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
+Firearms and Toolmarks
+Footwear and Tire Tread Impressions
+Crime Scene Investigation
Students will get to put their skills to the test on the last day of camp by investigating a mock crime scene at our new crime scene house.
For more information, go to wvutech.edu and click on the Forensic Camp Registration link in the Features section.
The WV Sheriffs' Youth Leadership Academy is an annual, 6-day residential summer program for teenage citizens from throughout the state. The Academy provides our youth with the leadership skills necessary for them to go back to their home communities and help others deal life challenges. The Academy also encourages participation in citizenship activities and teaches responsibility. The 2017 Academy will be Sunday, July 16th through Friday, July 21st at Camp Ona in Milton, WV. First time applicants must be entering 9th grade in the Fall of 2017. Cadets must have at least a 2.0 GPA and submit a $100 Academy fee. The application deadline is May 15. See the school counseling office for more details.