June 20, 2005
Nearly 340 students in grades kindergarten through high school have already participated in a variety of summer programs held at Morningside College, and more than 270 students are expected to participate in upcoming programs.
Forty-two students participated in the “Space Cities” program held June 6-10, and 54 students participated in the “Aerospace Education” programs held June 13-17. Additional afternoon “Aerospace Education” classes were added to accommodate the number of students wishing to attend. Both programs were offered by Morningside’s College for Youth.
Need-based scholarships for students to attend the “Aerospace Education” programs were provided by Frerich's Garage, Certified Testing, Charlie Zook Motors, Piper Jaffray, and St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City; FIMCO in Dakota Dunes, S.D.; Pioneer Bank of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; and Iowa-Nebraska State Bank in South Sioux City, Neb.
Twenty-two students are currently registered for the Summer Institute’s courses “Examining the Evidence” and “FUNdamental of Physics,” scheduled for August 1-5 and August 8-12. Designed for academically gifted middle schools students, the Summer Institute is part of Morningside’s College for Youth. Registrations for both classes will be accepted through June 24. Contact Pam Hoadley at 274-5150 or visit www.collegeforyouth.com.
Ten students, including one student from Wisconsin, are registered to attend the College for Youth’s “Forensics Science Camp,” a residential camp for home-schooled students in grades 6-12. The camp is scheduled for July 6-8. Registrations are still being accepted for the College for Youth’s “Science Day Camps” scheduled for August 1-5. The camp is designed for home-schooled youth in grades 2-5. For more information, contact LaVon Stroh at (712) 252-0059 or visit www.collegeforyouth.com.
Tim Jager, head wrestling coach at Morningside, said that eighty-two students attended the Morningside College wrestling camp held June 7-9. The number of participants is up from roughly 60 students who attended last year’s wrestling camp.
Ninety-one students participated in or are registered for women’s basketball youth camps held in June. Camps included both individual and shooting camps for students in grades 3-12. Jill Rosenmeyer, assistant women’s basketball coach, said that students came from as far away as Fairbury, Neb., and Sheldon, Iowa, to attend the camps.
Fifty-four students participated in the men’s individual basketball camps offered June 13-16, up from 30 individual campers just one year ago, according to Shane Paben, assistant men’s basketball coach. In addition, 32 teams participated in the men’s high school basketball shoot-out held on Saturday, June 18.
Sixteen students in grades 3-8 participated in the youth football camps held June 8-9, according to Jason Hill, Morningside’s assistant football coach. Additionally, ten high school students are registered to participate in an offensive and defensive camp scheduled for June 23-24.
Morningside’s head volleyball coach Aaron Nelson said that 25 girls are currently registered for his youth volleyball camp scheduled for July 18-21, and another 34 are registered for the more intensive volleyball camp for girls in grades 7-12 scheduled for July 25-27. Registrations are coming from as far away as Spencer and Soldier, Iowa. For more information or to register for a volleyball camp, contact Aaron Nelson at (712) 274-5317.
Tracey Bennett, dance program coordinator at Morningside, said registrations are just beginning to come in for the Morningside dance camp, to be held July 31 through Aug. 4. Bennett expects roughly 20 participants for the camp. Registration deadline is June 30. For more information, contact Tracey Bennett at (712) 274-5130.
Morningside will be hosting a cheerleading camp on Saturday, July 23, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Hindman-Hobbs Center. Registrations can be made by calling (712) 274-5226.