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Audrey, Iris, Mallory, Raelynn, Anthony, and Michael, Phase I Scholars

Even though Summer Study was different this year than past years because of the pandemic, Scholars learned great skills, made connections, and had a blast. Audrey said the things she appreciated most this year was receiving her laptop and learning about college transition. While Anthony wished we could get together on campus, he was still happy to spend so much time getting to know new people. Iris enjoyed the makerspace tour where we learned about lots of engaging equipment available to UW students. We also had some fun evening and weekend social activities. Mallory’s favorites were the Jackbox games and movie nights. We watched How to Train Your Dragon and Finding Dory, and it was fun to chat about the positive themes of disability in both movies. Many Scholars were balancing jobs and helping out at home while attending Summer Study. Raelynn says she really experienced a lot while balancing starting college two years early with Summer Study. Michael sums it all up with a great quote “I signed up for DO-IT without knowing how much the program would mean to me—it is so much more than college prep. I will never regret joining!” 2020 Scholars stay connected by getting together online at least once a month. We are already looking forward to Summer Study 2021.