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Northwestern’s Accelerated Weekend Experience Returns to Nueva May 6 and 7
Following upon the success of the February offerings, the Nueva School is hosting another weekend of unique learning opportunities for academically talented students in grades 5 through 8. In collaboration with Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development (CTD), the Accelerated Weekend Experience (AWE) program provides challenging, hands-on, in-depth exploration for those passionate about the subjects of astronomy and neuroscience!
The two-day AWE courses will be held at our Hillsborough campus from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7.
Nueva Students Winners in the Leyla Beban Young Authors Foundation Writing Contest
Five Nueva students are among the twenty-six middle and high school students from around the United States and abroad whose short stories won acclaim in a local creative writing contest. The annual Leyla Beban Young Authors Foundation $1,000 for 1,000 Words contest challenges students in grades six through twelve to write a piece of fiction in exactly 1,000 words.
Making Science Matter: Tenth Graders Focus on Science Communication through Costa Rica Experience
“Late at night, our group walked down to the beach carrying bucketfuls of turtle hatchlings. Each year fewer and fewer turtles nest in Costa Rica, and biologists there must do all they can to prevent their extinction. We tipped the buckets over, leaving a mound of hatchlings strewn across the sand. Ahead of them were the glow of the bioluminescent ocean waves and the brilliant reflection of the moon and stars on the water. The natural light should have been a beacon to the hatchlings, drawing them forward and away from the predators of the coast. But despite all the help we’d given them, our turtles struggled to orient themselves. They veered left to face a new, manmade beacon: the city of Tamarindo.”