Hiram College will offer four different summer academies for high school students. All summer academies offer a residential experience and are free for participants. School teachers and guidance counselors are encouraged to nominate their students for one of these academies:
Emerging Writers Workshop in Creative Nonfiction
Promising young authors will develop their voice and hone their writing skills in the expanding genre of creative nonfiction. Students with a passion for writing will work closely with Hiram faculty to create new work, revise existing pieces, and use research creatively to enhance their writing. The workshop is June 20-22, 2008.
The Hiram Genomics Academy
The Genomics Academy will involve young scientists in cutting-edge biological research where they learn and use microbiology, molecular biology, and genomics concepts and skills. The objective of the academy is to excite students about scientific questions and encourage them to make research part of their college training. Session I is June 25-28, 2008, and session II is July 9-12, 2008.
The High School Leadership Conference
The High School Leadership Conference engages up-and-coming leaders in a variety of activities designed to expand comfort zones and foster leadership skills. Student leaders will participate in sessions on team building, creative problem solving, group dynamics, small group discussion, diversity education, and a low-ropes course. The conference is July 18-20, 2008.
Hiram Institute of Theatre
This workshop will immerse students in the world of performance. Sessions will include movement, dance, vocal quality, improvisational technique, and character study. The institute is July 23-26, 2008.