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152 participate in 35th annual SCATS program at WKU

152 participate in 35th annual SCATS program at WKU

The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU hosted 152 campers for its 35th annual Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (SCATS) from June 11 to 23.

Located on the campus of WKU, SCATS provides enhanced learning opportunities for academically talented sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students.

This summer, young people from 41 Kentucky school districts, six Kentucky private schools, three Kentucky Diocese, two home school, and nine states participated in 26 challenging and fun courses.

Students chose the four classes they attended daily at the two-week camp. The Center offered a diverse curriculum encompassing music, science, art, engineering, history, and acting with classes including The Civil War, The Craft of Storytelling, Clowning, Exploring the Laws of Motion, Guitar 101, Innovation Station, Making Your Mark: Watercolor Style, and more.

Outside the classroom, residential campers participated in a variety of engaging activities such as musical performances, sports matches, dances, and a talent show.

The dates for the 36th year of SCATS are June 10 to June 22, 2018, and the application will be available in mid-January.

To read stories about this year’s camp, go to To see pictures of SCATS, visit the Flickr link at

List of 2017 SCATS participants

For information on SCATS 2017 or to be placed on the mailing list for SCATS 2018, contact Erika Solberg at (270) 745-3015.

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