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PacificQuest 2015 Invites Young Scholars to Experience College Life

Staff Writer, June 11, 2015
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As elementary and junior high schools across the nation are letting out for summer, motivated students are already planning for the return to school. From July 19 to 24, Pacific Union College’s PacificQuest program will provide an opportunity for these eager students to experience college life at a special camp designed for them and their gifted peers.

PacificQuest (PQ) is a one-week residential summer experience where motivated students who completed grades 6, 7, or 8 in 2015 will live on-campus, learn from current PUC professors, and spend time with fellow high-achieving junior high students! Campers will explore college-level coursework and receive one hour of college credit for their work.

Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti, chair of the department of modern languages, will teach the PQ core class this summer. In “L’italiano per tutti! A Taste of Italian Language & Culture” students will learn about the beauty of Italy’s language and culture and consider their own ethnolinguistic repertoire. PQ campers also have the opportunity to select an elective course, as well as participate in a myriad of recreation options with students who become friends that share a love for learning.

To qualify for PacificQuest, students should have achievement test scores of at least 90 percent in language and math, great recommendations from teachers and principals, and good grades. Enrollment is limited to the 24 most qualified students. Visit the PQ website to learn more and apply.