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Camp Spectrum planned

at Lee June 17-20

The fifth annual Camp Spectrum will be held at Lee University’s Helen DeVos College of Education from June 17-20.

Camp Spectrum, a day camp for individuals with autism, will run Monday through Thursday, beginning at 8 a.m. and finishing at noon each day.

Anyone on the spectrum, ages 4 through young adult, is invited to attend.

“One of our goals is to offer activities that a typical camper would experience, with the understanding that additional support will be needed,” said Dr. Kim Moffett, director of Camp Spectrum and associate professor of education at Lee. “It also allows parents to have a few minutes of respite while entrusting us to care for their camper.”

Each camper will receive a T-shirt and will participate in swimming, bounce houses, and various other activities, including art and music.

The day camp will precede the 11th annual Southeastern Autism Symposium, “Lights, Camera, Autism!”

The symposium will take place on Friday, June 21, and will feature keynote speakers Gina Gallagher and Patricia Konjoian, sisters and authors of “Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid: A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children.”

The 2013 sponsors are Elite Behavior, Lee University, Life Bridges, Orange Grove Center and Signal Centers.

Applications are now being accepted. The cost for this year’s camp is $50.

For more information about the symposium or to register for Camp Spectrum, visit www.autismsymposiumse.com.

Scholarship offered

by Cleveland Kiwanis

The Kiwanis Club of Cleveland annually awards college scholarships to several students who plan to attend college.

The completed scholarship applications are due June 1 and can be mailed to Kiwanis Club of Cleveland, P.O. Box 2726, Cleveland TN 37320.

The application can be seen online at www.kiwanisclevelandtn.org. For additional information, contact Kaye Smith at 728-7001.

Since 1989, the Kiwanis Club of Cleveland has been helping local young people by providing over $50,000 in scholarships.

Based on merit and need, the scholarships are funded through the club’s Youth and Community Services Foundation. Thus far, the 19 Foundation recipients have attended 12 different colleges and universities.

Higher education is becoming more of a necessity than just a desire for many local students. The new industries in our area are demanding highly educated employees for their companies. With college tuitions spiraling sharply upward, students are searching everywhere for financial assistance.

The Kiwanis Scholarship can be an asset for many college students. The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the selected colleges and universities after the recipients are selected.

CSCC Foundation scholarship

deadline in June 1

The deadline for Cleveland State Community College Foundation Scholarships is just around the corner.

June 1 is the priority deadline for students to submit their scholarship applications.

To qualify for the Foundation Scholarship, applicants must be a resident of Tennessee, a high school, or GED graduate and be admitted to Cleveland State Community College in a degree or certificate program. In order to qualify, students must have:

● A 2.5 college GPA if already a college student; or

● A 2.5 high school GPA and a 19 on the ACT; or

● A 500 on the GED.

Students should submit a copy of their most recent transcript, either from college, high school, or GED, and provide a statement of circumstances explaining what they plan to use the scholarship funds for. (Meeting minimum criteria does not guarantee a scholarship award.)

Cleveland State Community College strives to make college affordable to everyone interested in higher education. Each year, the Cleveland State Community College Foundation provides a number of scholarships based on academic achievement and need. These scholarships make college more accessible to students who might not otherwise be able to attend.

The CSCC Foundation is made up of community leaders who believe in education and support the mission of Cleveland State.

Established in 1971, the Foundation has awarded more than $3.9 million in scholarships to almost 6,000 students.

For more information on the Foundation Scholarship, contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 423-478-6213.

For a complete list of scholarships available, or to print this application, go to http://mycs.cc/scholarships.