MOUNT VERNON — Intellectually gifted first- and second-graders from around the county shared their expertise during Wednesday’s Kenyon Mentorship Tea.
The talented youngsters teamed up with caring mentors from Kenyon College during the first semester to explore in depth topics of interest. Wednesday’s tea allowed the teams to tell parents, family, fellow students and friends about their research and to showcase their final projects.
Kenyon College student liaison Samantha Leder said the mentorship program is a great way for Kenyon students to get to know the Knox County community, and mentor Lucy Coplin said she really enjoyed working with Fredericktown second-graders Cruz Bazier and Wyatt Cunningham. Their project was about Pokemon, and the presentation was “Name that Pokemon” and related it to the real life plant or animal on which the character is based.