Colorado High School Students Study Philosophy at CU-Boulder

July 25, 1997

Some youngsters go to summer camp to learn to swim or canoe, but 37 Colorado high school students this summer are attending the University of Colorado at Boulder to learn about philosophy.

The Summer Philosophy Institute is designed to provide an introduction to college life and to the methods and subject matter of philosophy as a way of enriching students’ appreciation of literature, art, history and Western culture.

Participants in the Summer Philosophy Institute are living in residence halls, attending lectures and debating current philosophical issues including free will and determinism, the relationship between mind and body, the nature of knowledge, the basis of morality and other issues in personal identity.

A culturally, financially and geographically diverse group of students is enrolled for the institute from July 20 through July 26 and from July 27 through Aug. 2 on the Boulder campus. The institute was started two years ago by the CU-Boulder Center for Values and Social Policy and the philosophy department.

Colorado students attending the CU-Boulder 1997 Summer Philosophy Institute include:

Arvada

Arvada West High School: Kevin Jones

Aspen

Aspen High School: Derek Ward and Mirte Mallory

Aurora

Overland High School: Mat Trafton

Boulder

Fountian Valley High School: Colin Day

Burlington

High Plains High School: Roxanne Stone

Canon City

Canon City High School: Alyson Bode

Carbondale

Roaring Fork High School: Rachel Mulry

Colorado Springs

Air Academy High School: Grant Foy

Delta

Montrose High School: Ilana Moir

Denver

Colorado Academy: Katie Stuckey

George Washington High School: Richard Jeong

Skyview: Siobhan Barros

Emily Griffith Opportunity School: Dwayne McFall

Englewood

Littleton High School: Roxanne Baca

Fort Collins

Poudre High School: Priya Kumar

Grand Junction

Central High School: Janae Puckett

Ignacio

Ignacio High School: Megan Roach

Lakewood

Wheat Ridge High School: J. Kay Melton

La Veta

La Veta High School: Katie Neldner

Littleton

Heritage High School: Tina Rulli

Columbine High School: Shawn Chenoweth, Angela Klapper, Connor

Blakely

Arapahoe High School: Melody Ladron de Guevara and Robin Brontsema

Longmont

Longmont High School: Kathryn Mascorella and Mary Thomas

Meeker

Meeker High School: Shane Losey, Bronson McKinley and Stephen Morgan

Northglenn

Northglenn High School: Diane Beer

Vantage Point Campus: Lauren Yarnall

Paonia

Paonia High School: Adrianne Loesekan

Snowmass Village

Aspen High School: Johnnemann Nordhagen

Vernon

Idalia High School: Nicole Helling

Westminster

Vantage Point Campus: Diona Morton

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