• Young Scholars Program
Young Scholars Program in the Classroom and in Cleveland

During their second week at WRA, the students in the Young Scholars Program spent time studying World War II through the lens of different subjects. Early in the week, they worked in the biology lab with Science Department faculty member Dr. Scott McDougall. There, they studied the invention of antibiotics and were able to perform an experiment. Later in the week, they worked with Mathematics Department faculty member Brand Closen to discuss the history of World War II using math.

On Wednesday, July 19, the group spent the entire day on a field trip to Cleveland. The day started with a tour aboard the U.S.S. Cod: a World War II era submarine. From there, the group visited two war memorials in downtown Cleveland before heading to the University Circle neighborhood. After lunch, they spent time at the Western Reserve Historical Society. They learned about life in Cleveland during the war and were also given the opportunity to explore the museum’s large vehicle collection and other exhibits.

After a dinner together in Little Italy, the group went back downtown to Playhouse Square. That evening, they were treated to a performance of The Sound of Music at The Connor Palace theater.