Whether a student's idea of a great summer centers around sports, the performing arts, or academics, Cardinal Gibbons Summer Programs 2017 has something to offer everyone.
Registration is now open for all the camps, which provide a stimulating and invigorating environment for children and teenagers who want to maximize their summer experience. Camp participants will become part of a summer tradition that thousands of campers have participated in over the years.
"Gibbons Summer Programs really give younger students the chance to become a part of the Gibbons family," said Science educator Sarah Kuszaj, who is also the Summer Programs Coordinator. "They are learning from our teachers, coaches, current students, and alumni while having fun and building friendships."
Gibbons freshman Anna Derr, who has attended theatre camp for the last four years, said she loves the experience. "I love the camp because without it I wouldn't be doing theatre at all and I wouldn't have met some of my current best friends," she said.
All the camps take place at our Edwards Mill Road campus. To register, please visit www.cghsnc.org/summerprograms.
Thirty alumni returned to Gibbons recently to "Help Shape the Future" by offering career and other advice, sharing stories about their jobs, and offering recommendations to current students at the Tenth Annual Alumni Career Day. The alums, working in over 20 different occupations, spoke with students in the main lobby during lunch periods. Some of the alums - representing graduation years 1978 to 2012 - came for the first time; others for the tenth straight year.
The event also included a new feature called Internship Alley. Essentially, local companies that have committed to hiring our students as interns were on hand to discuss internship opportunities.
Recognizing that teens face tough decisions as they contemplate the future, the event is intended to help students decide which classes to take in college, and which careers to pursue. Doing so, alums as well as business leaders said, is a way to give back and engage with Gibbons.
This is the first time Kristen DeMaria '12, a project coordinator at Red Hat, participated in the event. "Gibbons was such an influence on my development personally and professionally, so this is the least I can do to give back," explained DeMaria.
Junior Meredith McElroy (Pictured right with Jason Brown '03) appreciated engaging with the alums. "They shared their gifts and talents and helped me see the many different opportunities that are available to me when I graduate," McElroy said, adding that she "especially loved" chatting with Jason Brown '03 of the Raleigh Fire Department and trying on the firefighting outfit.
The latest addition to the library is a counter-height charging station--affectionately called the "Starbucks" counter--located at the back wall and looking onto part of the quad. The view and the height aren't the only attractions: the counter also provides power cords, outlets, and USB slots for peripheral devices. Latte, anyone?