Westerville News & Public Opinion

AAUW awards camp scholarships

The Westerville branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), with cooperation from the Westerville City Schools Gifted Education Department, has awarded four $300 scholarships to district middle school students for Be WISE Camp at Denison University this summer.

Scholarship recipients are:

* Blendon -- Ruthie Curry, grade six.

* Genoa -- Kendel Seabury, grade six.

* Heritage -- Jenny Courts, grade seven.

* Walnut Springs -- Erica Fite, grade six.

Be WISE is a mathematics, science and technology camp for girls entering grades seven or eight in fall 2014. It features a separate curriculum for each grade level, emphasizing hands-on activities in math and science. This summer is the camp's 25th anniversary.

The residential camp for 130 young women will be held June 15-20. The registration deadline is April 1. For more information, visit bewisecamp.org.

Founded in 1881 and with nearly 1,000 branches across the country, AAUW is a national organization that promotes equity and education for women and girls.