DISTRICT NEWS & PR


CHS Sophomore to Attend Cornell Program this Summer
May 15, 2017

Kahok PR
May 15, 2017

Ronyae McClure, a sophomore at Collinsville High School will be attending a six-week program at Cornell University this summer through the Telluride Association.

Ronyae is one of 56 intellectually curious high school sophomores (“rising juniors”) chosen to participate in challenging six-week college-level seminars on topics related to critical Black and ethnic studies. She was nominated by the CHS Counseling Department.

To apply for the Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar (TASS) program at Cornell, Ronyae had to submit 9 essays and 3 short (250 word) answers to prompts provided by TASS. Ronyae, a member of Writing Club, relied on the CHS Writing Center for the support she needed to make it through the arduous task of writing so many essays.

Ronyae is interested in art and writing. She's unsure of college plans for two years from now when she graduates, but noted some students who participate in TASS go on to attend Cornell. In addition to Writing Club, Ronyae is in the CHS Spanish Club and Student Council.

The purpose of Telluride Association is to promote the highest good by educating promising individuals to serve thoughtfully in the world. http://www.tellurideassociation.org/.

They say, "Our educational programs, offered at no cost to their participants, prepare promising individuals—through intellectual inquiry, democratic self-government, and meaningful work—to define and discharge their obligations to humanity by developing the skills, knowledge, and strength of character necessary to do so."


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