LHS students take part in Summer Scholars program

Published 8:53 pm Monday, May 24, 2010

By this time in May, all students are looking forward to their summer break, but three Linden High School juniors are particularly anxious for June to get here. LHS juniors Ariana McCaskey, Briania Agee and Chelisia Dukes have been selected to fill three of the highly competitive 20 slots in Auburn University’s Summer Scholars.

Journalism Camp during the last week of June.

The students are all honors students, and they served as editors of the LHS student newspaper and yearbook. LHS principal Timothy Thurman is very proud to know that these three outstanding students garnered three of the 20 openings, particularly since Auburn takes applications not only from Alabama but also fromselected areas of Georgia and Florida.

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“These girls turned in application packets and essays that clearly showed they are head and shoulders above many other candidates,” he said. “We are just honored to know that these three close friends and excellent students are going to get to have this experience together this summer.”

The newspaper, The Patriot, has been in publication for three years, and this is the first year that LHS has published a yearbook, “The Patriot: Red, White and True,” since 1980. The trio of editors are particularly proud of the yearbook, which was delivered to the school on May 12.

A limited number of 100-page full-color yearbooks are still available for sale at the school at a cost of $45.

Linden High School counselor Scott Jones is announced that eight of the 16 slots in the University of West Alabama Summer Transportation Institute will be filled by LHS students.

This summer camp opportunity is offered to rising juniors based on their high school grade-point average, leadership potential, principal and counselor recommendation and interest in the transportation industry as indicated by their application essay.

Attending the Summer Institute at UWA are Kayla Washington, Briauna Alston, Saterica Aldridge, Dasheonna Tucker, Jasper Hood, Rayshaun Clark, Shacoria Watters and Jas’Maria Bouler.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students,” Jones said. “The LHS students who attended last year had nothing but the highest praise for the program. They enjoyed the academic portion, which focused on ACT prep, and they really loved the field trips they took to the Huntsville Space Center and the Birmingham airport. And, of course, they enjoyed spending time with their classmates as well as meeting new friends from other schools around the state.”