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Postsecondary program for blind high school students held at Morehead State University

Gives students real world college experience

MOREHEAD, Ky. (June 21, 2016) — INSIGHT, a postsecondary preparation program for high school students who are blind or visually impaired, was held on the Morehead State University campus June 3-11.

INSIGHT-group-2016-6-16-webIn its 10th year, the program is a collaboration between MSU, Kentucky Office for the Blind, Kentucky School for the Blind, Kentucky Education Development Corporation (KEDC), and KSB Charitable Foundation.

An opening ceremony for attendees and their families along with alumni and staff of the program was held at Button Auditorium.

The program is offered to students who have completed the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and is designed to give them a real world college experience, including living in a residence hall, attending academic classes, and practicing orientation and mobility skills in a campus environment. Although a number of INSIGHT alums have gone on to enroll at MSU, what is learned through the program are highly transferrable college skills that will support success at any postsecondary institution.

Participating in this year’s camp were Callie Boone, Campbellsville; Christopher Popp, Walton; Jacob Hack, Morgantown; Jacob Smith, Bardstown; Jared Simpson, La Grange; Jessica Sander, Walton, Boone; Trevor Gravil, Louisville; Mason Buckingham, Paducah; Miguel Magallanes, Louisville; Willie Barksdale, Owensboro; Jarriel Garcia, Radcliff; Evan Toler, Louisville; Alicia Jones, Louisville; Eric Scott-Rafferty, Radcliff; Hailey Naftel, Bowling Green; Dalton Buckner, Vanceburg; Dylan Glunt, Paducah; and Jordan Morris, Georgetown.