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Registration Now Open for King’s 25th Annual King Scholar Summer Academy

BRISTOL, Tenn., May 19, 2016 – King University will host its annual King Scholar Summer Academy (KSSA) June 20-24, 2016. This marks the 26th year for the popular week-long summer camp, which offers areas of study in science, math, creative writing, theatre, and more.

“The King Scholar Summer Academy is a program designed to bring students to their highest level of achievement in science, languages, and the arts in a fun learning environment,” stated Blakleah McCroskey-Hensley, 2011 King alumna and KSSA program director. “The curriculum, taught by King University Education graduates and area educators, creatively develops each student’s sense of scholarly inquiry and independent thinking. Every student receives individual attention while studying history, art, science, languages, and more.”

The program is offered for students of high interest and ability who have completed grades three through six.  Students will meet from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 24 on King University’s Bristol campus. The cost for the week-long program is $200, which includes lunch in the Dining Hall, daily snacks, a summer academy t-shirt, a group picture, and use of the recreation facilities. 

A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required at the time of registration, with the balance due by Friday, June 12.  There is a $10 late fee for registrations received after June 10. 

Interested families should print out the brochure, which is available at, and return the completed form plus deposit to the Office of the President at King University by Friday, June 10. Space is limited, so register early.

Checks may be made to the King Scholar Summer Academy and mailed to King University, c/o the Office of the President, 1350 King College Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Registration forms and payments may also be delivered to the President’s Office, located in the King Building on the Bristol campus.

For more information, please contact the Office of the President at 423.652.4784, or e-mail Blakleah McCroskey-Hensley at


King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information about King University, visit King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information on SCHEV certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.