More than 20 students from throughout the Magnolia State, as well as several from Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia, are part of Mississippi State's 2014 Design Discovery summer camp.
The university's College of Architecture, Art and Design annually sponsors the week-long campus experience for high school students interested in becoming architects. MSU is home to the state's only postsecondary academic program leading to an architecture license.
This week [June 5-13], the campers have been engaged in a variety of activities, from designing buildings to constructing models. The last major activity Friday will involve formal reviews of projects developed from their tours of Starkville's Cotton District residential community.
This year's campers include (by hometown):
BILOXI--Jonathan Ambion, the son of Jerome Ambion and Analyn Ambion.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--Annabelle N. Neville, the daughter of Paul and Jocelyn Neville.
BRIGHTON, Tenn.--Erin Prester, the daughter of Kevin and Jackie Prester.
DIAMONDHEAD--Nicholas P. "Nick" Bevis, the son of Jim and Sherri Bevis.
COMO--Ikhlas F. Khan, the son of Faheem and Saira Khan.
CONEHATTA--Samantha K. Graham, the daughter of Mitchell and Anita Graham.
FLOWOOD--Joshua Q. "Josh" Cummins, the son of James and Donna Cummins.
FULTON--Stone Brown, the son of Jamie and Cheree Brown.
GRAY, Tenn.--Erin Sanders, the daughter of Stan and Kara Sanders.
HOLLY SPRINGS--Cedric Hampton, the son of Jannie Richards; Corey Luellen Jr., the son of Corey Luellen Sr. and Crystal Boxley; and Allyson Parker, the daughter of Willie and Karon Parker.
HURON, Tenn.--Lauren Taylor, the daughter of Jon Taylor and Ruth Taylor.
JACKSON--Charles "Trey" Box, the son of Chuck and Amanda Box.
MADISON--Kristin Boykin, the daughter of Billy Boykin and Lynn Boykin.
MADISON, Ala.--Brooke M. Russo, the daughter of Scott and Kristin Russo.
MCCOMB--Marcus Graves, the son of Warren Gilmore and Lynn Gilmore.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn.--Asher E. Paxton, the son of Jane Paxton.
NEWNAN, Ga.--Elizabeth Wilson, the daughter of Clay and Sherry Wilson.
OLIVE BRANCH--Mikayla Anewalt, the daughter of Michael Anewalt and Renee Couch, and Tracey McDaniel, the daughter of Vic McDaniel and Holly McDaniel.
OXFORD, Ala.--Leah Graham, the daughter of Paul and Janice Graham.
PONTOTOC--Anna Grace Dye, the daughter of Frances Dye.
RANDOLPH--Sarah Hoing, the daughter of Tim and Sonia Hoing.
RIDGELAND--Ford Williams, the son of Ben Williams and Melissa Williams.
SAUCIER--Kaitlin Givens, the daughter of Steve Givens and Peggy Givens.
STARKVILLE--Ali Otondo, the daughter of Robert and Rosa Otondo, and Zahria Towns, the daughter of Anthony and Tiffany Harris.
TERRY--Jasmine Dennis, the daughter of Reginald Dennis Sr. and Patricia Dennis.
VANCLEAVE--Shelby Christian, the daughter of Richard and Lark Christian.
For more about the annual camp--and to view a continually updated blog about the activities--visit http://caad.msstate.edu/wpmu/designdiscovery2014/.
To learn more about MSU, see www.msstate.edu.