Crosby Scholars News

Summer 2018

Summer Career Camps

Three Weeks of Camp

During the month of June, Iredell Crosby Scholars and Mitchell Community College partnered to host camps for career exploration.


The week of June 11-15, campers explored the fields of agriculture, information technology, and health care. Students visited Rocky Creek Dairy, Shiloh Nursery, and Shadow Springs Vineyard. They learned what it takes to become an EMT and got to try their hand at intubating some practice human dummies at Mitchell. At the computer lab at the MCC campus in Mooresville, students learned what makes the world wide web work and then teamed up to create their own Local Area Networks!


Manufacturing was the theme of the second week of camp. This camp was funded by Hope at the Lake Foundation and was by invitation from Crosby Scholars. During this week, students programmed and coded to create a finished project that was partly printed in 3-D and partly cut with a laser cutter. Thanks to J.C. Steele, Doosan, and Goodyear for allowing the students to tour their facilities and talk with employees about the jobs they perform.


For the final week, students again looked at several career paths. In addition to agriculture, they tried their luck at pitching products a la Shark Tank, and also learned to create a small scale network. Students visited Goodyear and toured Rocky Creek Dairy and Shiloh Nursery as well as the Windsor Run Winery.

Senior Summary

Our 2018 graduates are readying themselves to begin their college studies soon. Top school choices for our students include App State (16), NCSU (16), UNC-Chapel Hill (12), Mitchell Community College (9), UNC Charlotte (9), Lenior Rhyne (7), UNC Greensboro (5), University of South Carolina (5), East Carolina (4), UNC Wilmington (4), and NC A&T (3). In all, they plan to attend 43 different colleges and universities in NC and across the US.
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