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The South Central Ohio Educational Service Center’s annual reception for the award of summer scholarships to area gifted students was held Thursday evening, May 9, 2013, at the Southern Ohio Museum.

The Portsmouth Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded two local students full scholarships to attend the week-long residential Be WISE Mathematics and Science Camp at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. The camp is designed to develop interest, excitement and self-confidence in girls who are entering grades 7 or 8 this fall. The AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research and has been in existence since 1881. The Portsmouth Branch of AAUW works to award at least one scholarship each year for a student to attend the Be WISE Camp.

The two students who received scholarships to participate in the 2013 Be WISE Mathematics and Science Camp this year are Kaylee McGinnis of Minford Jr. High and Sarah Simmons of Portsmouth Jr. High. Each girl’s entire tuition will be paid by the AAUW.

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