Summer U Starts Next Month

Summer U Starts Next Month

The 29th annual summer high school institute at the University of Wyoming in Laramie comes up next month.

University spokesman Chad Baldwin said the program is 20 days of free classes organized as an introduction to college. He said the focus is on intellectual and personal growth.

He said 85 students from around the state will be there, representing 75 schools, including four from Sheridan High School.

The summer institute is free, he said, as per money allotted for the program by the state legislature. The students are accepted through an application process, which includes recommendations, academic performance, involvement in extra-curricular activities and writing an essay.

Other camps come up in June, too, he said, and in addition to those geared to sports, and specific college departments, there’s also a space camp, called “Astro Camp, Journey to the Stars.” He said that camp’s for middle school students.

He said there will also be a Saturday University over the summer for adults, planned for Sheridan, which is like going back to college for a day, only free of charge.

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