While strolling on campus, Gateway photographer Arthur Nguyen met these four high school students at the Peter Kiewit Institute.
The Lincoln Northeast and Lincoln Southeast high school students are Holland Academy of Excellence scholars who were participating in a scavenger hunt.
The Holland Academy of Excellence is a three-day program that engages high school juniors who excel in math and science, and who have an interest in engineering and technology. The students learn engineering and technology concepts by attending faculty lead workshops, such as bridge construction, water resources and soil contamination, and visual animation.
The program is funded by the Holland Foundation, so there is no cost to attend the academy. Although, the students must apply and are selected upon academic achievement, as well as, extracurricular involvement in the community, and leadership experience.
Why the scavenger hunt?