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24 students participate in FMU's Program for Young Scholars

FLORENCE, S.C. – Twenty-four students participated in the 2002 Program for Young Scholars at Francis Marion University.

 PYS, in its sixth year, was held July 7-27 on the FMU campus. The summer program gives academically gifted students an opportunity for intensive study, new experiences and recreational activities in a college setting. The three-week program is geared toward middle and high school students between the ages of 12 and 16, with students living on the college campus.

Courses may be applied to a high school student’s curriculum, if approved by the student’s home school. Classes offered were biology, computer science, expository writing, introduction to film, online design, and mathematics.

 For information, contact Jon Tuttle, director of the Program for Young Scholars, at 843-661-1521 or or visit the program website at



Florida: Trevor McGeary, Gulf Coast High School, Timothy and Carol McGeary, 180 23rd St. SW, Naples, FL 34117, Math.

Georgia: Joseph Drwiega, Savannah Christian Prep, Paul and Cheryl Drwiega, 2 Captain Dunbar Lane, Savannah, GA 31411, Online Design; Michael Drwiega, Savannah Christian Prep, Paul and Cheryl Drwiega, 2 Captain Dunbar Lane, Savannah, GA 31411, Math; Justin Hatch, Creekland Middle School, Kellie-Anne McHugh, 731 Forest Park Lane, Suwanee, GA 30024, Math; Kyle Hatch, Creekland Middle School, Kellie-Anne McHugh, 731 Forest Park Lane, Suwanee, GA 30024, Math.

Pennsylvania: Caroline Cochrane, Christian Fellowship Academy, Jeffrey and Nancy Cochrane, 815 Jackson Drive, Apollo, PA 15613, Expository Writing.

Virginia: Philip Gianfortoni, Deep Run High School, Joseph and Emily Gianfortoni, 113 Branchview Circle, Richmond, VA 23229, Online Design.


Aiken: Talore Harrison, Aiken High School, Charles and Janet Harrison, 625 Chestnut Court, Aiken, 29803, Expository Writing.

Columbia: Casey Campbell, Dreher High School, Donna Kalinowski, 400 Plowden Road #25D, Columbia, 29205, Online Design; Eric Coleman, A.C. Flora High School, Aldea and Lydia Coleman, 116 William Duffie Road, Columbia, 29203, Biology.

Darlington: William Brunson, Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology, Hugh and Lillian Brunson, P.O. Box 104, Darlington, 29540, Biology; Keshana Ham, Darlington High School, Denise Ham, 233 Horseshoe Bend Drive, Darlington, 29532, Introduction to Film.

Easley: Joshua Jones, Easley High School, Eileen M. Jones, 210 Mark St., Easley, 29640, Computer  Science.

Florence: Jonathan Doyle, Wilson High School, Jeffery and Paula Gossage, 605 S. Purvis Drive, Florence, 29505, Math; Gabrielle Morris, Sneed Middle School, Edward and Kathleen Morris, 2317 Buckshot Road, Florence, 29501, Expository Writing; Isaac Rooks, Wilson High School, John and Pamela Rooks, 1208 Windsor Road, Florence, 29505, Introduction to Film; Tim Saleeby, Wilson High School, E. John and Suzanne Saleeby, 2131 Camelot Court, Florence, 29505, Biology.

Greenville: Erika McDuffie, Woodmont Middle School, James and Selma Pepper, 106 Panorama Court, Greenville, 29611, Computer Science.

Hilton Head: Caitlyn Ellerbe, Hilton Head High School, Donald and Deborah Ellerbe, 88 S. Port Royal Drive, Hilton Head, 29928, Online Design.

Kingstree: Shadera Martin, Kingstree High School, Debra Martin, 24 Birch St., Kingstree, 29556, Computer Science.

Murrells Inlet: Katie Cummings, Waccamaw High School, Kurt and Edith Cummings, 4345 Hunterswood Drive, Murrells Inlet, 29576, Biology.

Myrtle Beach: Timothy Curnew, Myrtle Beach High School, Tammy J. Curnew, 700 N. Flagg St., Myrtle Beach, 29577, Computer Science.

Orangeburg: Anita Fields, Orangeburg Wilkinson High School, John and Janet Fields, 142 Harvey Lane, Orangeburg, 29118, Biology.

Pelzer: Jennifer Edwards, Woodmont High School, Joe and Johnnie Mae Edwards, 441 Chandler Road, Pelzer, 29669, Math.

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Last Published: February 14, 2006 4:59 AM
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