Mr. Shawn Moore
Ms. Cheryl Miller
Administrative Support Specialist
1038 W.H. Smith Blvd.,
Mail Stop 521
Greenville, NC 27834
An important aspect of Summer Ventures is research.
Therefore, students will take classes for the first two weeks, and then
will be assigned to one of their courses in which they will carry out a
research project. Working alone or with a partner, they will carry out
hands-on, research on the topic for approximately two weeks. The
students will prepare a paper that is the culminating product of the
research. They will then give an oral presentation of their research
paper on the final day of Summer Ventures to their fellow students,
staff and parents and friends. Presentations are judged by an outside
panel of experts and the top presentations are our Catalyst Awards.
On the final day of Summer Ventures, each student gives a
10-minute oral presentation of their research project paper. Sessions
are going on simultaneously in 8-10 classrooms, usually in the General
Classroom Building. Parents, faculty, staff, and other students may sit
in on these presentations. There is a great deal of excitement in the
air and many students are nervous at first, but they find that giving their presentation is much easier than they thought
it would be. It is a great experience and all the parents are really
impressed and very proud. These students go back to their high schools
with a higher level of confidence in themselves and are better prepared
for their future.
In writing their research paper, each student must write an
abstract describing their project. This, again, is helping the student
to gain an understanding of what is expected of them by a university
professor. The abstracts are published in digital form and each student
receives a copy.
During the program someone is capturing "moments to
remember" by camera. From the classroom to group shots, dining,
performing, being crowned, being awarded, working out at the Rec Center
and every other imaginable scene, photographs are taken and used to put
together the digital yearly memory book. This is a tangible reminder of
four special weeks during the summer that will always be in our minds
and hearts. Each student will receive a copy of the digital yearbook at the end of the program.