Scholarship allows students to attend VAMPY

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Dann and Kathi Cann have provided an annual scholarship for the Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth (VAMPY) for a number of years. VAMPY is sponsored by The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University.

Kathi and I are thrilled that a student from Grayson County has been awarded the Cann Scholarship to VAMPY this year. It is our wish that students from Grayson County will take advantage of this scholarship program in the future.

Abigail Horsley is the first Grayson County recipient of the Cann scholarship. She is the daughter of Kim and Ronald Horsley. Abigail is a sophomore at Grayson County High School and will be in the Genetics class this year at VAMPY.

“I never would have been able to attend VAMPY this year without a scholarship, said Horsley. “Luckily for me I’m now able to go and I honestly don’t know if I have ever been more excited than I am now to get to attend this program. Thank you.”

A VAMPY scholarship sponsored by friends of The Center for Gifted Studies also has been awarded to Sam Embry, son of Patti and Larry Embry. Sam Embry is a sophomore at Grayson County High School, and mathematics will be his focus at VAMPY this year.

“I am very excited and honored to be able to have this opportunity to further my education at VAMPY,” said Sam Embry.

VAMPY, which will be held June 22 to July 12 this year, is a three‐week residential academic program. VAMPY brings students from across the United States and abroad to Bowling Green, Kentucky, to engage in both academic and

social growth opportunities. VAMPY started in 1984 as the first cooperative program with the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP).

“VAMPY is a tradition that I am delighted to say will be offered annually to a student in Grayson County,” said Mahurin Professor of Gifted Education and Executive Director of The Center for Gifted Studies Julia Roberts. “Of course, other young people are welcome to apply to VAMPY, too, and I hope they will!”

For more information on VAMPY or to register for this camp, please visit www.wku.edu/gifted/vampy.

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