Two St. Joseph High School students accepted into Duke University program

Two St. Joseph High School students, Stephanie Boozalis and Sofia Horadam, have been accepted to the Duke Talent Identification Program and will be attending courses this summer at Duke University in Durham, N.C.

Stephanie Boozalis, a freshman at St. Joseph, was accepted to the program's Center for Summer Studies and will attend the social psychology course. Social psychology is the formal study of the ways in which individuals affect one another. Students who qualify for the Center for Summer Studies represent the highest-scoring students in the program.

The courses offered at the Center for Summer Studies are some of the most challenging and rigorous available to academically gifted students in the country. The Center for Summer Studies takes place at Duke University's West Campus. Stephanie is following in the footsteps of her siblings by attending a course at the Duke University campus. She is the daughter of Dr. George and Debbie Boozalis.

Sofia Horadam, a junior, was accepted into the program's Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences program titled "Philosophy: The Public and its Problems." The program will apply philosophical thought to today's dilemmas and conversations about topics such as health care, warfare and scientific literacy. Sofia is the daughter of Bryan and Brooke Horadam.