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Teresa Belluscio, Nicholas Breiner, and Candy Rollins

Anderson County High School students awarded trips to HDI Summer Leadership Camp

Published: May 8, 2019

Two Anderson County High School students have been awarded trips to the HDI Summer Leadership Camp at the University of Kentucky. The Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative (CKEC) recently received an HDI grant for (RITT’s) Regional Transition Teams to develop trainings or avenues for students with disabilities to transition beyond high school. CKEC Transition Specialists Tara Wells and Candy Rollins (pictured on the right) set up a student contest which awarded students a summer camp to Sullican or the HDI Summer Leadership Camp. Seen here are Candy and Teresa Belluscio, Camp Director (pictured on the left) awarding the two students with the certificate of participation for the summer camp and a UK camp tee-shirt!

The winners include Nicolas Breiner and Ryan Weber!

The Summer Leadership Experience camp, which will take place on the beautiful UK campus in July, provides an excellent venue to showcase the possibilities of higher education. KY High School campers will learn about self-advocacy, self-determination and explore how their dreams of furthering their education can become a reality! —Teresa Belluscio, Camp Director

All Kentucky high school upperclassmen with disabilities are eligible to apply for camp. Campers are accepted with priority, including students with disabilities, who are entering high school juniors and seniors in the Fall 2019 and those with articulated plans to enter any type of postsecondary education upon exiting high school.  Interviews with the Camp Director will take place starting in April 2019. Please include a letter of recommendation from your high school teacher/counselor, or from your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in the application.

The registration deadline is June 21, 2019. The cost of the program is $50 to secure your reservation and T-shirt. The Summer Leadership Experience is an overnight camp. Campers will spend 3 overnights in a UK residence hall. The number of camp participants is limited. The camp will begin at 1 pm on Sunday, July 7 and will end at 5 pm on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Meals will be included. Register here.