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(May 23, 2011)--The San Antonio Writing Project (SAWP) in the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching will host the Young Writer's Camp Summer 2011 June 20-24 in the Durango Building Southwest Room (1.124) on the UTSA Downtown Campus.

The camp for students in grades 4-8 offers emerging writers a place to practice refining their writing skills with others and a chance to grow as artisans and thinkers. Daily activities will include investigating the art of writing to apply to their own skills and celebrating their accomplishments with fellow campers.

Sessions will run 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m. Parents and friends are invited to attend the last day of each session to celebrate the student writing projects.

The cost for a one-week session is $125; the full-day cost is $225.

Scholarships are available for families of deserving young writers interested in attending the camp for whom financial assistance is a necessity. Students must send completed camp and scholarship applications along with a writing sample to the address listed on the camp application.

Tuition includes all materials and snacks, and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration deadline is June 3; scholarship applications are due May 27.

To register and download scholarship applications, visit the Young Writer's Camp website.

Founded in 2006, SAWP is part of the National Writing Project with more than 200 sites across the United States. It is designed to have teachers teaching best practice writing to each other. Students in classes of the writing project teachers consistently score higher on their writing exams.

For more information, contact Kelley Meyer at 210-260-3850.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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