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Summer Opportunities

There are loads of summer opportunities available throughout Maine and in other "away" places.  Many colleges offer pre-college summer programs in a variety of fields.  It is difficult to maintain a list of every summer program we hear about, but we do post them regularly in the lobby of WSHS.  Here are just several worth looking into:

2018:  Eastern Maine Community College is offering an Adventures in Healthcare residential camp for students entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.  Fee is $300 but scholarships are available.  June 25-28. Campers will practice casting, suturing, spine immobilization, and other hands-on health care practice activities.  For more information, see this website:  EMCC Adventures in Healthcare Summer Camp

2019:  Consider Engineering at UMaine:  free summer program for qualified high school juniors
This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to apply principles you have learned in high school to engineering problems. You will learn and have fun as one of 102 students who will be selected competitively to spend four days in Orono at the University of Maine with all program costs being paid by the University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation. The program will enroll students from throughout Maine and other states as well.  For more information and to apply, go to this website:  UMaine Consider Engineering Camp 2019Applications due by APRIL 22, 2019

2018:  UMaine Institute for SELF (Sustainable Energy Leaders of the Future) for sophomore high school girls.  Free camp from June 24-27.  This is a cost-free residential program focusing on the responsible use of forest ecosystems as a building block for sustainable and renewable energy. Students will explore cutting-edge forest bioproducts research by participating in demonstrations, hands-on projects and field trips.  To apply, go to this website: SELF application and info

2019:  Maine General is looking for volunteers!  If you are interested in learning more about all the jobs you can prepare for at Maine General Medical Center, you should consider volunteering.  Maine General Medical Center is accepting applications for volunteers beginning at age 14. Students will need to provide a resume, cover letter, and have a formal interview. Jobs can include:  non-patient contact (customer service, help in gift shop, help in food/nutrition), Patient-level contact (greet and provide information, directions, escorts to guests, help with same day surgery patients); Patient Care (assist patients one on one in various departments) or Patient Transport, just to name a few.  Students must be able to commit approximately 4 hours/week to their volunteer position.  Maine General is flexible with scheduling around sports and other school commitments.  For application materials and a brochure, just stop by Guidance and ask for a copy.

2018:  DIRIGO GIRLS' STATE:  A non-partisan, hands-on opportunity for young women to learn about responsible citizenship in a democratic society. The Girls' State program is a government simulation in which delegates role play campaigns and elections for local, county and state government. Female juniors keenly interested in government and current events, have high moral character, show strong leadership abilities, and demonstrate above average academic achievement  are encouraged to apply.

Every summer!
Other announcements we have received:
Pre-College at Stanford University
Pre-College at Smith College
Pre-College at Boston University
Pre-College at Barnard
Pre-College at Ithaca College
Pre-College at WPI
Pre-College at Regis College
Pre-College at Duke University
Pre-College Architecture program at Roger Williams University
Pre-College design and fabrication at Wentworth Institute of Technology
Other pre-college programs listed at Summer Fuel