Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Talkin' bout my sis

Priya has the craziest, nerdiest, awesomest plans for this summer, and I just needed a venue to gush about it, so naturally I chose my blog. Check out what this rising sophomore is doing before school starts!

June 17th to June 28th: Rowing Camp

This introductory class is designed for youth ages 13-16 who are interested in getting a start with the sport of rowing. The two week class will introduce basic boat-handling and technical skills, and teach new rowers the basics of the sport.

July 7th to July 10th: Young Democrats of America High School Leadership Academy

This unique four-day summer camp will focus on developing the next generation of Democratic Party leaders. Students will participate in leadership workshops and policy panels and will be introduced to the nation’s top Democratic elected officials and Party leaders. YDA will provide an inside view of elections, the media, campaign finance, grassroots organizing, interest groups, the legislative process and careers in politics.

July 11th to 19th: Castra Latina

This is an intense two-week program to prepare students from across Virginia for competing in the annual National Junior Classical League Convention.

July 20th to 28th: National Junior Classical League Convention

The NJCL convention is held yearly on a college campus and open to Latin students who have completed at least the 7th grade. It is a time to exchange ideas, hear noted speakers, participate in workshops, compete in academic, graphic arts, and creative arts contests and to meet JCL students from the United States and Canada. The 2013 NJCL convention will be held at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

July 29th to August 3rd: The Penn Band High School Summer Band Camp

We expose high school instrumentalists to music and mirth on our historic college campus. We perform a diverse repertoire of challenging and gratifying band music. Our program includes guest lectures on topics in student leadership, group-building, and conducting.  Most importantly, we provide a fun and rewarding experience that the students will always remember. The staff of this camp is comprised of the students and staff of the University of Pennsylvania Band.

Saturdays june 29th to August 31st: Growth and Inspiration Through Volunteering and Education

Growth and Inspiration through Volunteering and Education (GIVE), is a community organization founded and run by high school students. GIVE was inspired by the need for civic engagement and the desire to improve our local community. We seek to invest in the next generation, by striving to provide opportunities to those who seek them in the fields of education, empowerment, and leadership. We especially emphasize the importance of learning and promote an enthusiastic attitude towards it. The mission of GIVE (Growth and Inspiration through Volunteering and Education) is to promote the leadership of youth through projects that will improve the quality of life in their communities.

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I can't imagine surviving so varied and hectic a summer, and am so proud of my little sis for being so involved in athletics, activism, academics, arts, and altruism!

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