Mt. Hebron Gifted and Talented Research Program
The Gifted and Talented Research Program at Mt. Hebron High School includes two courses – Independent Research GT and Intern/Mentor GT. Both courses provide our students with a unique opportunity to explore a topic of their choice for the entire school year.
Students in Independent Research are in class with Dr. Kiehl every day. They learn about the process of conducting scholarly research, finding appropriate sources, refining their writing skills, connecting with professionals in their field, and presenting their research. They focus all of their assignments on a topic they choose and receive guidance at every step from Dr. Kiehl. Every year, the diversity of topics is fascinating. A few of this year’s topics include brain cancer, the bystander effect, water availability in third world countries, special education, and so much more!
Students in Intern/Mentor are placed in an internship in the community. They also advance their skills and understanding of research, writing, and presenting, but do so through authentic experiences with professionals and periodic instruction from Dr. Kiehl, who also monitors their internship progress throughout the year. Students are fortunate to be placed with a number of prestigious mentors in the area. Internship locations include financial advisors, hospitals and universities, the Applied Physics Lab, local doctors’ offices, the court house, and many more!
If you are interested in learning about these unique opportunities that set your child apart from others, please be sure to attend the GT Information Session on January 14th at 7pm in the Mt. Hebron Auditorium. Applications are available in the Mt. Hebron Media Center beginning December 1st and online at www.MtHebronGT.com. Students are welcome to see Dr. Kiehl in room 109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.