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Fifty Three Area Girls Selected to Participate in Catawba Conservation Camp

April 6, 2009

Category: Biology, Environmental Science, Events, Teacher Education


C3 - Catawba Conservation Camp
Girls Gaining Ground
in Science
Fifty-three rising sixth or seventh grade girls have been selected to participate in the Catawba Conservation Camp (C3), a weeklong residential science camp to be held July 5-10, 2009 on the Catawba College campus.

The 53 students were selected from 280 applications received from girls enrolled in 40 different schools in Rowan, Stanly and Iredell counties.

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Girls selected to participate in the Catawba Conservation Camp (C3) and the schools they represent include Peyton Rodgers of Salisbury, Bostian Elementary; Megan Richard of China Grove and Christianna Sechler of Salisbury, China Grove Elementary; Sierra Phillips of China Grove, Emily Robinson of Salisbury and Michaela Teeter of China Grove, China Grove Middle; Michaela Lemmon of Cleveland, Cleveland Elementary; Jasmine Belush of China Grove, Alexis Bradshaw of Kannapolis and Angel Hackworth of Kannapolis, Corriher Lipe Middle; Alexis Bainbridge of Mooresville and Elena Fernandez of Mooresville, Enochville Elementary; Ana Betancourt of Salisbury, Abrielle "Abby" Cozart of Salisbury and Baylee Yost of Salisbury, Erwin Middle; Kayla Sigmon of Faith, Faith Elementary; Courtney Hughes of Salisbury and Tiana Patterson-Pollard of Salisbury, Granite Quarry Elementary; Paige Lane of Salisbury and Jailene Valdouinos of Salisbury, Hanford Dole Elementary; Miyahka Farris of Salisbury, Morgan Hester of Salisbury and Signey Potts of Salisbury, Hurley Elementary; Heather Duncan of Salisbury and M. Murph of Salisbury, Isenberg Elementary; Ngaocee Wang of Albemarle, Kendall Valley Elementary; Rachel Gunsch of Salisbury and Haley Smith of Salisbury, Knollwood Elementary; Alisha Chambers of Salisbury, Aaliyah Funderburk of Salisbury and Bren'e Goodlett of Salisbury, Knox Middle; Desiree Roach of China Grove, Landis Elementary; Trilby Kirk of China Grove, Millbridge Elementary; Kristina Everhart of Gold Hill, Morgan Elementary; Victoria Orbison of Mt. Ulla, Mt. Ulla Elementary; Miaj "MK" Wang of Albemarle, New London Choice Middle; Tajhshana Fudge of Spencer and Logan Robbins of Salisbury, North Rowan Elementary; Taeya Teasley of Salisbury, Alexandria Vriesema of Salisbury and Kasandra White of Spencer, North Rowan Middle; Janiah Cliff of Salisbury, Kaya Peele of Salisbury and Cameron Slate of Salisbury, Overton Elementary' Melonye McCree of Rockwell, Rockwell Elementary; Andrea Reyes of Salisbury and Kaitlyn Youngo of Salisbury, Southeast Middle; Bailey Hartness of Stony Point, Sharon Elementary; Zoey Fowler of Rockwell and Abby Kluttz of Salisbury, Shive Elementary; and Morgan Davis of Mt. Ulla, Madison Livengood of Woodleaf and Savannah Morgan of Salisbury, West Rowan Middle.

C3 CampCatawba Conservation Camp (C3) includes all meals, a weeklong stay in a residence hall and daily activities. Participating students not only stay in a college dorm, but they band birds, explore lakes and woods, identify and tally plant life, explore amphibian and aquatic life such as frogs, fish and turtles, examine insects, and make new friends who love science. C3 director is Dr. Cyndi Osterhus, director of Catawba's Academy for Teaching. Science instruction will be facilitated by a team of public school teachers and Catawba faculty led by Dr. Joe Poston, chair of biology at Catawba College.

The camp, funded through a grant from Burroughs Wellcome Fund, is an effort to interest girls in the environmental sciences. The grant allows funding for all costs, except for a student's $25 non-refundable registration fee and transportation to and from the college.

For additional information, call Catawba College's Academy for Teaching at (704) 637-4499 or visit the website at


PhotosPHOTOS: Catawba Conservation Camp (C3)



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