OCTC gives students laptop, printer, school supplies after finishing summer camp

July 28, 2022 | 12:06 am

Updated July 27, 2022 | 7:37 pm

Owensboro Community & Technical College concluded their summer Level Up 2.0 Camp this week and gave the students college credit, a laptop, a printer, and several other school supplies as they head into the next school year.

Sharmy Davis, OCTC Director of Cultural Diversity, said that seeing the class of 14 complete the camp and bestowing their completion gifts is her favorite part of the program.

“To know the families don’t have to worry about supplies for their students and that those laptops and the printer are going to last them through their college career, it’s just awesome,” she said.

The camp met twice a week during the summer and they received lessons from OCTC professors in subjects like psychology, biology, political science and more.

Gretchen Lents, a student from the program, said that she was extremely appreciative of the program after taking part in it over the summer.

“This was really great and fun the whole time. I really appreciate the scholarship opportunities because paying for college is hard, even if it’s a community college its costs a lot. So this is going to help, and lots of people should sign up for this,” Lents said.

The students said aside from the programming they also enjoyed the size of the camp, as they were able to get close to the other students in the program.

Davis is hopeful the program can continue grow in the future.

“I would love it, 15 to 16 is a sweet spot because you see they all get close, they all become friends,” Davis said. “But I think that would happen no matter what, so the more the merrier.”

July 28, 2022 | 12:06 am

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