Waynesville High School

Educational Opportunities Outside the Classroom

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University of Dayton School of Engineering Virtual Opportunity for High School students

Saturday November 14th, 2020 12 noon - 2 p.m. EST


UD School of Engineering would like to invite ANY current WHS high school student to enjoy a virtual event to explore engineering. Dean Eddy Rojas will share and overview of engineering and the faculty/students will be available to answer any questions. WHS students can also choose an interactive experience in an engineering field that they may want to learn more about.

Choose your experience of interactive lab demonstrations!

1.      Water Quality and Tough Materials

2.      Materials Science in Food and Medicine

3.      Artificial Intelligence Imaging and Robotics in Action

4.      Industry 4.0/ Internet of Things

5.      Designing and Analyzing Things that Move (Humans, Robots, and Aircraft)


For more details and registration link go to:


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Camp Cardiac Cincinnati

Scholarship and standard applications are now open for ​Camp Cardiac Cincinnati!

Camp Cardiac, run by local medical students in 29 cities nationwide, is a 1-week summer day camp open to high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine.

Students may learn more and apply by visiting http://www.campcardiac.org.
In addition, you may download a PDF flyer by clicking here.

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WOMEN in IT Conference 


Cincinnati, Ohio

The lack of women in IT has motivated some of the largest corporations and universities in the greater Cincinnati region to collaborate in bringing you this FREE one-day conference for women in high school.

If you are a high school student unsure about your plans for college and beyond or you already have an interest in IT, please join us! Get answers to your questions about IT so you can know if it is an area right for you. Join us as we explore what a career in IT offers through connections with Cincinnati Women in IT. 

Note: If you attend this Conference on Nov. 6th it will count as an EXCUSED absence from School (under job shadowing). Please see Mrs. Shinkle for the job shadowing paper work for it to be excused.




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Wright Scholar Research Program

Wright Scholar Research Assistant Internship at WPAFB for H.S. JRS/SRS - Summer 2021

Selected scholars learn about various STEM career fields through classes and workshops at the University of Dayton, Wright State University, and The Ohio State University.  Also, there will be tours at the AF Museum, various AFRL and industry locations, as well as a weekly luncheon lectures featuring prominent scientists and engineers who share their expertise.  The program provides a wealth of information for those considering STEM careers.  PLEASE NOTE:  With the uncertainty of COVID-19 during 2021, our “live” events could become virtual and project work may have to be accomplished mainly through telework pending mentor’s advice, as was the case during the summer of 2020.


Applicant Qualifications:

-  Must be high school junior or senior at time of application

-  Must have an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher. Home-school students are highly considered if they score in the top 20%

     on a national standardized test.

-  Must be a U.S. citizen (no Green Card holders or permanent residents)

-  Must be at least 16 years old and have a valid driver’s license by program start

-  Must have their own transportation OR a means to get to/from work place each day with someone who has

     base access

-  Must have demonstrated a strong interest in STEM career fields

-  Must be available to start program on 7 June 2021

-  Must attend mandatory first-day orientation and commit to mandatory attendance policy during first week

-  Must be able to participate 40 hrs/wk for 9 weeks (program ends 6 Aug).  Scholars may not exceed up to 5 days of time off during their internship.


NOTE: we do NOT offer housing or travel allowances for students who live a long distance from WPAFB, and if selected, those students are responsible for securing their own housing and transportation.

The open application period runs from 23 Nov 2020 through 11 Jan 2021.  Please refer to the NEW  Wright Scholar web site below for program details, dates, and application procedures.  Links to the application, criteria/procedures, career descriptions, and photos appear at the bottom of the main web page.

Learn More

This program is highly encouraged to the exemplary juniors and seniors who are considering a career in a STEM field.  For further information, please see the attachment or contact me at the email below.

Best Regards,

Debbie A. Miller
Wright Scholar Program, Mgr


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TechOlympics 2019

Date: February 22- 24, 2019
Where:  The Millennium Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio
Who:  WHS Students interested in Technology

 TechOlympics is the largest technology expo for high school students in the nation, sponsored by some of the top companies and Universities in Cincinnati. Here, students will be able to spend three days competing with other schools in challenges ranging from programming to design to networking, with fun events like speed texting and the not-to-be-missed gaming throw down on Saturday night. You’ll also be able to get hands-on assistance with creating a professional resume and learning how to conduct yourself during a formal job interview. You’ll have direct access to Cincinnati’s best employers, many of whom will be looking for summer interns and future co-ops. Students that attend will be exposed to incredible opportunities that will help them become successful in the future and prepare them for the dynamic and thriving field of technology. Professionals from many industries and organizations across Cincinnati will guide students through technology-based challenges, discussions, and workshops to improve a wide range of skills.

At TechOlympics, students will gain a competitive edge on their peers by developing their resume, personal brand, and interviewing skills. Network with professionals from top local companies and colleges to discover internship and educational opportunities, and learn about hot topics in technology and use their skills to compete in a wide range of competitions. This opportunity is organized by The INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati, http://interalliance.org/

For more information, visit: http://interalliance.org/techolympics/

For registration go to: https://techolympics.org/ Important Student Registration Deadlines: December 31,2018 – Regular Registration ($175.00) February 1, 2019 – Late Registration ($200.00) Note: The full cost for a student to attend TechOlympics is roughly $525. Due to support from generous corporate sponsors, TechOlympics is able to keep low the cost students pay.

If you register or are interested in registering, please email Abby Shinkle.

Abby J. Shinkle Academic Planning 6-12

Click here to download flyer


Advanced Manufacturing & Welding 4-Day Summer Workshop

Get hands-on experience in Advanced Manufacturing and Welding!  Students will spend 2 days in the Advanced Manufacturing lab at Warren County Career Center, with experiences in Robotics, PLC programming, CNC, hydraulics, and pneumatic systems.  The 3rd day will be spent in their Welding lab, doing basic welding and a fun welding project.  The last day will include 3 tours of advanced manufacturing companies in Warren County.

Eligibility, Dates, Time, Cost

Ages: 9th-12th grade (20/21 school year)

Dates: June 29th- July 2nd

Time: 8:30am- 4pm

Location: Countryside YMCA and WCCC

Cost: $100 (total)

Contact: jschroeder@uwwcoh.org


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Explore Agriculture Summer Camp

Posted on: February 12, 2020
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Sponsor:  Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation

Summer camps are open to Ohio students interested in science, food, and a variety of agricultural careers.  

Students must be a high school freshmen, sophomore or junior for 2020-2021.

When:  Four different camps to attend... June 14-19, June 21-26, July 5-10, July 12-17

Cost to attend:  FREE

Deadline to apply:  March 6

How to register:  https://exploreag.org/


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 A Camp Like No Other

The ExploreAg program is a week-long experience where high school students interact with and learn from internationally known teachers, scientists, and researchers. Students are hosted on campus at the Ohio State University and Central State University and are introduced to various aspects of agriculture both in the classroom and through diverse hands-on learning experiences, both on and off campus.

Subject areas include food science, precision agriculture, animal science, natural resources, management skills, technology, and agricultural business.

In addition to the classroom experience, scholars will participate in field experiences that highlight cutting-edge research, and introduce industry partners, to provide scholars with a glimpse of innovative careers in related fields.