KWC sponsoring Scholars Academy

By Keith Lawrence Messenger-Inquirer 

High schools students who are completing their junior year this month are eligible to apply for Kentucky Wesleyan College’s Scholars Academy.

The Academy, scheduled for June 5-10, will immerse the students in the college experience, including living in the dorms.

The application deadline is May 18.

Those who complete the course work will receive a minimum of a $6,500 scholarship to KWC, a news release says.

The Academy offers two paths for the students — either a leadership path or creative writing path.

Jessica Arnold, senior admission counselor, said, “In the leadership course, students will explore the characteristics of an outstanding leader. The course will encourage thoughtful discussions on the perceptions, values and beliefs of leaders.”

She said students will be “motivated to implement what they have learned in their own communities.”

Heather Logsdon, assistant professor of art and design, said, “The creative writing path will begin with creative thinking exercises that push students beyond their boundaries.”

“We will write and workshop in multiple genres,” English Professor Joey Connelly said. “We will cover fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction, but how much time we will spend on each will depend in the students’ interests.”

He said, “In addition to creative writing, we will also spend a lot of time on what it means to think creatively and how to apply creative thinking to areas other than language.”

Classes will be led by KWC faculty and staff in what the college calls “a high-quality academic and social enrichment venue.”

For more information and to apply, see

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