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Programs for Gifted Youth

An important part of the mission of the Whitworth Center for Gifted Education is to partner with the community to provide opportunities for, and a public understanding of, gifted youth. As such, the center hosts and co-sponsors several events for the Greater Spokane community.

Academic Competitions

Knowledge Bowl

Sponsored by ESD 101 and Whitworth University

The Knowledge Bowl is an academic competition in which students, grouped into teams, answer oral and written questions from a variety of content areas taught in high school. The top regional qualifying teams from each division continue on to the state tournament.

For additional information and to register, please visit http://www.esd101.net/Page/371.

Science Bowl

Sponsored by the Whitworth University Physics Department and the Center for Gifted Education

The Science Bowl Inland Northwest is an academic competition sponsored by the Department of Energy. This competition tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science. The middle school competition also features the Model Car Challenge, which tests participant’s creativity and engineering skills. The winning teams advance to the national finals, held in Washington, D.C.

Registration and additional information coming in the fall.


Celebration of Talent, Inland Northwest

Sponsored by Prodigy Northwest and Whitworth University

This spring regional conference is for gifted youth, parents and educators. Celebration of Talent features fun learning experiences for gifted students. It also provides parents with the opportunity to learn more about raising gifted children. Educators receive professional training and clock hours.

For additional information, to register, or to view the dates of the next conference, please visit Prodigy Northwest or call Deb Johnson at 509.599.4200.

Summer Camps

Camp Metamorphosis

Whitworth Summer Program for Gifted Children.

Camp Metamorphosis is a one-week non-residential day camp for highly capable students entering grades 4-6. This camp is designed to meet the academic and social needs of gifted young students. Campers spend the morning as a group. In the afternoon, students participate in workshops of their choice and immerse themselves in academic exploration. Afternoon workshops are taught by experienced faculty with in-depth knowledge and enthusiasm in the particular subject area.

For additional information or to register, please visit www.whitworth.edu/campmetamorphosis.

Camp Opportunity

Whitworth Summer Program for Gifted Children.

Camp Opportunity is a one-week non-residential day camp for highly capable students entering grades 6-9. This camp is a project-based education camp. The camp's goal is to engage students' innate creative and innovative abilities through projects involving science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.

For additional information or to register, please visit www.whitworth.edu/campopportunity.