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Waynesville High School

Educational Opportunities Outside the Classroom

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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:


Explore Agriculture flyer



 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.

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)



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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,

For more information, visit:

For registration go to: 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


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Wright Scholar Research Program

Do you have students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career fields?  If so, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson AFB has a tremendous opportunity for high school juniors and seniors who plan on becoming our next generation of scientists and engineers.

Since 2002, the Wright Scholar program has competitively selected some of the brightest high school juniors and seniors for a paid, hands-on, summer internship in AFRL. These student research assistants are provided the opportunity to perform high-level work on mentor-assigned research projects during their 9-week internship.  Additionally, Wright Scholars participate

in a number of classes and workshops through the University of Dayton, The Ohio State University, and Wright State University, along with tours and weekly lectures designed to broaden their knowledge of STEM fields.

Requirements for applicants:

  • Must be high school juniors or seniors at time of application
  • Must be at least 16 years old by program start on 3 June 2019
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must have GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Must have transportation to/from their work place on base if selected
  • Must be able to participate 40 hrs/week for 9 weeks (students cannot exceed 5 days of time off during their paid internship)
  • Must have a keen interest in STEM career fields

The application period begins on 19 Nov 2018 and ends on 8 Jan 2019.  For program details, dates, and application procedures, please see the Wright Scholar web site below.  Links to the application, criteria & procedures, career descriptions, and photos appear at the bottom of the main web page.

For further information, please see the attachment or contact:

Debbie A. Miller
Wright Scholar Program, Mgr;


2019 Wright Scholar Research Information

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Camp Cardiac Cincinnati

Scholarship and standard applications are now open for ‚ÄčCamp 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
In addition, you may download a PDF flyer by clicking here.