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MSU Hosts INSIGHT Program

Jun 17, 2017

First row, from left, Jared Simpson, Amelia Lillie, Callie Boone, Jordan Morris, Mason Buckingham and Logan Vanmeter. Second row, from left, Abbey Cassidy, Dylan Glunt, Chloe Harris, Shane Lowe, Megan Peskoe, Caden Rich and Landon Thompson. Third row, from left, Josh Rister, Andy Luna, Jacob Hack, Justin Hedges, Chris Popp, Miguel Magallanes and Jimmy Robinson
Credit Morehead State University

INSIGHT, a postsecondary preparation program for high school students who are blind or visually impaired, was held on the Morehead State University campus June 10-17.

In its 11th 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.

Participating in this year’s camp were: Callie Boone, Campbellsville; Mason Buckingham, Lone Oak; Dalton Lee Buckner, Vanceburg;  Abbey Cassidy, South Shore; Dylan Glunt, Paducah; Chloe Harris, Barbourville; Jacob Hack, Morgantown; Justin Hedges, La Grange; Amelia Lillie, Louisville; Shane Lowe, Louisville; Andy Luna, Bowling Green; Miguel Magallanes, Louisville; Jordan Morris, Georgetown; Megan Peskoe, Louisville; Chris Popp, Covington; Caden Rich, Shepherdsville; Jordan Richter, Louisville; Josh Rister, Garrison; Jimmy Robinson, Lexington; Jared Simpson, La Grange; Landon Thompson, Campbellsville; and Logan Vanmeter, Leitchfield.

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.

Additional information is available by contacting Evangeline Day, Disability Services coordinator, at 606-783-5188.