Tekoa Academy invites PAISD students to Purdue University

Published 3:36 pm Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tekoa Academy has nine students in grades 6th-8th that have been accepted into Purdue University 2015 Science Scape Program in West Lafayette Indiana on June 20th-26th.
Purdue is providing housing and food for the students as well as paying $200 of each student’s $400 registration.  Tekoa is working on discounted flights for travel.  Dr. Richardson meet with the Purdue representative and explained Port Arthur has more deserving scholars and additional spot were opened allowing PAISD students to join Tekoa in the program.
The ScienceScape Program is a week of science immersion for students in grades 6 to 8. The camp takes them into high-tech Purdue University College of Science labs to learn science that can be found in everyday life.
Through professionally led experiments, participants are guided through activities that allow them to explore and realize that science is all around us.  After selection we want the community to rally around to help with expenses of the $200 registration and $500 flight per student for our 14 daughters to attend.  If there are any Purdue Graduates we encourage you to come and speak with our girls.
Donation to assists with student expenses can be done sent to www.gofundme.com/TX59H4 ( credit card) and checks made to Tekoa Academy

About Roger Cowles

Roger Cowles is the editor of The Port Arthur News. Born in Port Arthur, he grew up in Groves. He is a graduate of Port Neches-Groves High School and Lamar University, where he was editor of the University Press. Cowles is married to Celines Del Valle, is a member and past president of The Rotary Club of Port Arthur and serves on a number of boards for local agencies, including the United Way of Mid and South Jefferson County and the Salvation Army.

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