USM hosting several youth leadership, gifted programs this summe - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

USM hosting several youth leadership, gifted programs this summer

Southern Miss is hosting several programs for gifted students this summer. Southern Miss is hosting several programs for gifted students this summer.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Hundreds of young students from around the Southeast will give up some of their summer free time to learn more about leadership, psychology, polymer science and math at Southern Miss.

They will be taking part in one of three gifted studies programs at USM.

The first, held last week, focused on leadership studies and featured more than 60 students in grades 6-10 from five states.

This week, 128 students in grades 4-8 are taking in-depth studies in a program for academically talented children.

And later this summer, more academically talented students in grades 7-10 will be on the Hattiesburg campus for three weeks of study in subjects like forensic science, polymer science and mathematics.

"It's a really neat time for all the students in all the programs to come together with students with like-minded ideas and abilities," said Dr. Pola C. Jakacki, interim director of the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at Southern Miss. "Research proves that (for) gifted students, it is better for them to be with ability-based peers than age-based peers," she said.

Most of these programs have been offered at USM for more than 30 years.

Copyright 2014 WDAM. All rights Reserved.

 

 

 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • breaking

    Sumrall High School to boost police presence after social media threat

    Sumrall High School to boost police presence after social media threat

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:26 AM EST2018-02-22 14:26:30 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    An increased police presence will be posted at Sumrall High School Thursday after a social media post posing a threat.

    More >>

    An increased police presence will be posted at Sumrall High School Thursday after a social media post posing a threat.

    More >>
  • Laurel to undergo $5 million water and sewer project

    Laurel to undergo $5 million water and sewer project

  • Hattiesburg pastor reacts to passing of Billy Graham

    Hattiesburg pastor reacts to passing of Billy Graham

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:03 AM EST2018-02-22 05:03:54 GMT
    Pastor Jeff Clark of Hattiesburg's Venture Church. Photo credit WDAM.Pastor Jeff Clark of Hattiesburg's Venture Church. Photo credit WDAM.

    A Hub City minister is reacting to the death of the Rev. Billy Graham, the most widely-heard Christian evangelist in history.   He died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina at the age of 99.  Pastor Jeff Clark of Hattiesburg's Venture Church said Graham was a humble man of integrity who would be missed. "Billy Graham is who all of us wanted to be like," said Clark, who once saw Graham in person while he was a seminary student in Dallas ...

    More >>

    A Hub City minister is reacting to the death of the Rev. Billy Graham, the most widely-heard Christian evangelist in history.   He died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina at the age of 99.  Pastor Jeff Clark of Hattiesburg's Venture Church said Graham was a humble man of integrity who would be missed. "Billy Graham is who all of us wanted to be like," said Clark, who once saw Graham in person while he was a seminary student in Dallas ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly