FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3, 2009
Contact: Macaulay Knight Whitaker
MUW hosts Governor’s School and Culinary Camp for Kids
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Several summer programs will be offered to students throughout the state during the summer at Mississippi University for Women.
The 2009 session of the Mississippi Governor’s School will host 115 students from 113 Mississippi high schools, June 7 – 26. The three week program focuses on academic enrichment and leadership development while introducing the 11th and 12th graders to the collegiate atmosphere.
“Focusing on the importance of service and the use of one's talents for the greater good, MGS endeavors to develop the next generation of leaders for Mississippi and the nation,” said Kate Brown, associate director of the Roger F. Wicker Center for Creative Learning. “The scholars participate in the program at no cost and earn three hours of college credit and a $500 scholarship to MUW.”
Established in 1981 by Gov. William F. Winter, the school is a residential honors program designed to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences for a select number of rising high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in their studies and who show high intellectual, creative and leadership potential.
Students will be housed in Columbus and Callaway Halls and will take classes in various buildings throughout campus.
Also available to the community this summer, the Culinary Arts Institute at MUW will host four sessions of Culinary Camp for Kids. The camp offers sessions for grades second through 12th with the first session beginning June 1.
Students will have the opportunity to learn and explore the world of foods through demonstration, lectures and hands-on kitchen participation. Topics will cover food safety, technique, appliance use, meal planning and etiquette. Special activities for family and friends on the final day of every session include mini-demos and treats prepared by the students.
The Culinary Arts Institute provides culinary training using classic cooking techniques in small quantity food preparation. Students have the opportunity to earn a bachelor of science degree, become a culinary specialist and enhance their career options with a minor in entrepreneurship/small business development; food journalism; food art; and nutrition wellness.
For more information about the Mississippi Governor’s School, visit http://www.muw.edu/govschool/ or email Brown at KBrown@ccl.muw.edu.
For more information about the Culinary Camp for Kids, visit http://www.muw.edu/culinary/docs/kids_camp_brochure_2009.pdf or contact the Culinary Arts Institute at (662) 241-7472.