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State Rep. Broadaway Presents Funding for Summer Camp Academy Scholarships


JONESBORO – With the benefit of special scholarship funding arranged by State Rep. Mary Broadaway of Paragould, several children will be able to participate in Summer Camp Academy this year at Arkansas State University.

Scholarships are designated for at-risk children, pre-kindergarten through grade 12, including those with developmental special needs.  Local school administrators are assisting with identifying interested children.

Broadaway presented a check to Dr. Charles L. Welch, ASU System president, and Dr. Beverly Gilbert, dean of Continuing Education and Community Outreach (CECO), during an afternoon reception and announcement ceremony.  CECO conducts the Summer Camp Academy. 

The District 57 representative arranged the funding for the scholarship grant through the state General Improvement Fund.

“Teachers in the camp academy are dedicated to helping children build self-confidence, advance academic skills, and experience new ways of learning,” Gilbert said.

She added the staff strives to provide fun, educational programs for youth through a variety of activities including art, literature, drama and creative play, along with the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) projects.

The Summer Camp Academy activities are led both by A-State faculty and teachers from across Northeast Arkansas.  Camps are scheduled for half days, both morning and afternoon, Monday through Friday.  Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first serve basis and in consideration of student and family need. 

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State Rep. Mary Broadaway
State Rep. Mary Broadaway