Miller students selected for Belin-Blank Summer Institute

L to R: Jacqueline Wahl, Gretchen Benscoter, Joseph Anguiano, Olivia Arneson, Regan Mazour, Luke Pedersen, Lucas Thiessen

L to R: Jacqueline Wahl, Gretchen Benscoter, Joseph Anguiano, Olivia Arneson, Regan Mazour, Luke Pedersen, Lucas Thiessen

Several Miller Middle School students were selected as participants in the Belin-Blank Summer Institute for the Arts and Sciences held June 22-27 at the University of Iowa.

The week-long residential summer program invites 120 Iowa seventh and eighth grade students annually, providing exceptionally talented students with an intensive and advanced educational experience designed to enhance their intellectual and social growth.

The students were nominated by their teachers based on high test scores in their area of nomination, outstanding performance in their classes, and high levels of motivation.

The Miller students who will attend in each category are:

  • Luke Pedersen–Performing Arts
  • Joseph Anguiano–Invention and Innovation
  • Olivia Arneson–Visual Arts
  • Jacqueline Wahl–Social Sciences
  • Regan Mazour–Advanced Math
  • Alternates are: Gretchen Benscoter–Creative Writing, and Lucas Thiessen–Science.

The Institute is administered by The Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. Each student selected will receive a $300 Myron and Jacqueline Blank Summer Scholarship to cover a portion of the Institute’s cost.

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