Holland Patent junior to attend Columbia University writing/journalism program

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HOLLAND PATENT — Meaghen Baldwin, a junior at Holland Patent High School, has been accepted into Columbia University’s seven-day summer writing/journalism course, according to a an announcement by the school district officials.

Columbia University’s program for high school students, known as online summer immersion, was founded in 1986, said the announcement, which added that students in grades 9-12 and entering their freshman year of college are eligible to apply.

Columbia University hand-selects students with the ability, motivation and maturity required to succeed in the course of their choosing, said the Holland Patent district. Selected students meet virtually twice a day, for two-hour increments to discuss, debate, and complete research.

“Meaghen is so conscientious, kind and an A+ student. Holland Patent is so proud of her accomplished goal to attend Columbia U for a journalism program as a junior in high school,” said Baldwin’s English teacher, Angela Alcaraz.

The Holland Patent district congratulated Baldwin on her academic achievement.

For more information on Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies and high school programs, visit https://precollege.sps.columbia.edu/highschool/online/program-cost/1-week-courses online.

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