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Current Issue: July 7, 2003
Volume 38, Number 23

In brief

Gifted youth at UNM for summer program

Youth ages 12-14 explored higher education terrain and the field of law at UNM’s first weeklong residential “Adventures in Learning Camp for Gifted and Talented Children” in June.

Department of Recreational Services Director Fred Perez and Associate Director Jim Todd recruited local seventh and eighth graders who are successful in the classroom to participate in the pilot program.

A dozen students lived in the dorms, tour district courts and take part in an interactive, hands-on course “Trial Preparation” taught by UNM School of Law graduate Brian Colon of the Aguilar law firm. Camp culminating in a mock trial in the Second Judicial Court

“They experienced college life,” Todd said. “We know these kids are going to attend school someday and this is a great opportunity to expose them to UNM.”

For information, call Recreational Services, 277-4347.