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Kids get creative at OUS youth academy

Mar. 28, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

IRONTON -- For two weeks this summer, area students can solve crimes, exercise their brains and bones, create artistic masterpieces, and even make their own snot at The Academy of Excellence summer youth program at Ohio University Southern.

The program will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays, July 15-26, at the OUS Ironton campus. Students entering first through eighth grades in August 2013 may participate in a wide variety of courses during the academy.

"This year's programs will provide unique opportunities for motivated and talented students to explore special topics in a college setting," a news release stated. "Participants will enjoy personal attention in small classes taught by outstanding instructors as well as interactions with children of like interests."

Class topics range from math, reading and science to dance, music and theater.

This year's classes include: The Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss; Once Upon a Time...Fables and Folktales; Holiday Hoopla; Kids Culinary Adventure; Ooey Gooey Science; Go, Team, Go!; The Magical Making of Harry Potter; Hip-Hop Happenings; Mad Scientists at Work; MatheMagic; Creativity with Computers; Shutterbugs: Intro to Photography; Mad About Musicals; CSI: Creative Science Investigators; The Four Seasons in Clay Pottery; This is the Voice; Hi-Ya!..Introduction to Martial Arts; and Singspriration.

For more information or to register for the Academy of Excellence, call Michelle Dotts at 740-547-3874 or Lisa Cantrell at 740-533-4543.