High School Students to be Challenged at FHU's QUEST

JUNE 13, 2013

In its third year at Freed-Hardeman University, QUEST camp promises a week of creativity, learning and fun for high school students. The academic summer camp, which challenges campers to “Question. Understand. Explore. Solve. Think,” will be held June 16 -21 on FHU’s campus. “Comi-Conquest” is this year’s theme for QUEST’s two disciplines: science and fine arts.

Science QUEST campers can expect to decipher codes, participate in adventure hikes and perform laboratory experiments. Students involved in the art program will make a “living” comic book throughout the week; projects include designing storyboards, writing original music and creating illustrations through photography.

Camp directors Dr. Barbara England and Dr. LeAnn Self-Davis will lead a team of FHU faculty members and students equipped to work alongside QUEST campers. The directors assure that “students who participate in QUEST will leave FHU with a greater appreciation for their discipline and valuable information about how to purse these interests once they enter college.”

Ben Morris, of Henderson, has attended every QUEST and plans to return for a third year. “At QUEST, I’ve made new friends who have the same interests I do,” said Morris. When asked his favorite past QUEST activity, Morris stated, “Definitely programming robots.”