Lufkin students gear up for physics camp

Lufkin students gear up for physics camp

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - While many students are enjoying the summer fun, four Lufkin High School classrooms are full of students ready to learn.

This week, the district is hosting their annual physics camp through the GEAR UP program. The camp is designed for students going into the 11th grade.

"The camp was originally for the girls," teacher Vickie Evans said. "We wanted to include the boys but keep to the way the camp is set up, so we made a guy section, and we keep them separated."

The camp is being sponsored by Texas Instruments. On Friday, the group of students will go to Dallas and tour several spots including the Texas Instruments facility.

"It's a great opportunity for our students," Evans said. "It really helps them, and it is not like a normal class room. This is fun learning."

The students are not required to attend the class, and all that are there have signed up on their own.

"I wanted to do the camp because I wanted to get to a career in engineering," said student Hunter Vanschoubroek.

The camp runs through Friday and those that attend all week will be rewarded with a new scientific calculator from Texas Instruments.

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