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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on August 15, 2004 7:28 AM

Chelsea Anderson and Timothy Moore, both from Goldsboro, were among 81 North Carolina high school juniors and seniors who took part in Western Carolina University's annual Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics held June 20 - July 17.

The intensive summer enrichment program is designed to take academically talented students beyond the boundaries of the traditional high school curriculum, exposing them to a research-based learning experience not usually encountered until advanced college study.

Ms. Anderson is a senior at Wayne Christian School and the 17-year-old daughter of Keith and Dawn Anderson of Goldsboro.

Moore is 16 and a junior at Wayne Country Day School. He is the son of Wendy Brimmer of Goldsboro.

The program included both field and laboratory studies in archaeology, biology, earth sciences, chemistry, and mathematics and problem solving. The School of Sciences and Mathematics coordinates the statewide program of The University of North Carolina system, with sessions held on six university campuses, including Western.

The students were part of the chemistry section that focused on the study of chemistry in the arts through such group activities as soda making, fabric dying, electrochemistry and biotechnology.

"I liked the fact that we got to do more here than we would have in a regular class in school," Ms. Anderson said.

Regan Hunter of Fremont completed an Outward Bound Connecting with Courage expedition with Thompson Island Outward Bound.

Connecting with Courage is an adventure-based course designed specifically to empower 12- and 13-year-old girls to develop a healthy sense of self, using learning-by-doing and the outdoors as a classroom.

Outdoor activities include hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, sailing and kayaking.

Thompson Island Outward Bound is a nonprofit organization whose primary purpose is to provide adventurous and challenging learning programs. Located on Thompson Island in the Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area, Thompson Island Outward Bound serves about 5,000 students per year.

Melissa Leigh Ivey accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She will be honored during a ceremony this fall at North Carolina State University.

The society is a highly selective, national, nonprofit honors organization that recognizes first- and second-year undergraduate students who excel academically.

She is the daughter of Richard and Marilyn Ivey of Fuquay-Varina, formerly of Goldsboro, and the granddaughter of the late Henry J. Ivey and Margaret S. Ivey of Goldsboro and the late Willard and Emma Langston of Faro.