September 27, 2023

Summer Enrichment Program Serves High-Schoolers a Slice of College Life

Students turned an unusual array of objects – a puffy pink pony, a giant nose, one wooden hoop – into charcoal sketches at the University of Mary Washington earlier this week.

“Awesome stuff, guys,” Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing Ashe Laughlin said of the rising 10th- through 12th-graders’ still-life creations. “Really terrific!”

More than 100 high-schoolers converged on this week’s second annual Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), a six-day slice of college coursework and campus life. Laughlin’s course, “Exploring Art and Practice,” was one of 17 available to sample, with subjects ranging from writing to cybersecurity, business to pop culture, and mapping to physics. Read  more.