(Orange, Texas)

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May 16, 2014

Science SuperStars begin 17th year in Orange County

ORANGE — After a short hiatus, Science SuperStars will again be offered to students going into the eighth grade who attend Orange County schools. In 2013, due to a grant from DuPont Sabine River Works, 35 eighth grade students presented programs to more than 2,000 elementary students throughout the area. Programs will continue through May and begin again in the fall.

Students are selected from schools throughout the county to participate in this program. Each student is required to attend a free two-week summer camp in Orange at which they learn both science concepts and exiting ways to present these concepts to other students. Students participating in this program will develop expertise in almost 100 activities. After students have received this training, they then present highly motivational science shows to elementary students throughout the region during the 2014-2015 school year.

The selection process for participation in this program includes the submission of a recent report card and a teacher recommendation. Students must be entering the eighth grade and be able to attend one of the workshops, either June 24 through July 3 or July 14 through July 24. Workshops will be help at West Orange-Stark Elementary on MLK in Orange. Local teachers and SuperStar alumni, along with Mr. Michael Hoke, will teach students at these sessions.

Currently in the U.S. there are at least 10 Science SuperStar programs operating, all with their origins from the one started in Orange County, Texas.

“We owe it to our children in Orange County to offer this program and DuPont has generously agreed to sponsor Science SuperStars,” stated Michael Hoke, founder of Science SuperStars. “Hopefully, we can again provide this quality science program to children throughout Orange County to better prepare them for their future.”

Parents interested in their child attending this program may receive an application by e-mailing Michael Hoke at The deadline for all applications is May 24, 2014.

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