Four Miller students selected for Blank Summer Institute

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These four Miller Middle School students have been selected for the Blank Summer Institute this summer. Pictured from left are Derek Peng, Maggie Stansberry, Jade Tesar and Abbey Welden.

Four Miller Middle School students have been selected to participate in the Blank Summer Institute for Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa, June 25-30.

Abbey Welden was selected in the area of social sciences, Derek Peng was selected in the area of mathematics, Maggie Stansberry was selected in the area of performing arts and Jade Tesar was chosen in the area of creative writing.

BSI is a week-long residential summer program for 120 of Iowa’s gifted students who are currently in grades 7 and 8. The institute provides exceptionally talented students with an intensive and advanced educational experience designed to enhance their intellectual and social growth.

Students had to submit applications, recommendations, essays and portfolios of their work to be considered for this prestigious institute.

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