WSD Juniors Selected for Missouri Scholars Academy
Six WSD juniors have been selected to participate in the Missouri Scholars Academy (MSA), a three week residential program to be held June 11th through July 1st on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia. Jasper Pendino and Sarah Sargent from Holt, Zachary Myers and Rishi Kondapaneni from Liberty and Nathaniel Beattie and Sofia Angel from Timberland are among 330 high school juniors from across Missouri selected for the program.
Founded in 1985, the Missouri Scholars Academy (MSA) celebrates its 33rd season this year. The goals of the Academy are to help gifted students achieve their full potential and motivate them to use their abilities to attain high standards of achievement, to encourage local schools to improve and expand gifted education programs, and to assist in providing the state with experienced faculty and specialized curriculum for such students. The 2017 Academy is primarily supported by the Missouri State Legislature, with additional funds provided by the University of Missouri, by MSA alumni and friends, and by Missouri corporations.
Every public and private high school in the state is allowed to nominate at least one student for the Academy. Academically, students represent the top one-half of one percent of their class in the state of Missouri. No grades or credits are awarded through the program, but students attending MSA are exposed to a wide range of activities as well as intensive instruction in their chosen area of specialization. The faculty is composed of outstanding teachers from high schools throughout the state. Guest speakers, performers, discussions, and career education will be combined with extracurricular and social activities to round out the curriculum. More than 10,000 Missouri high school students and teachers have participated in MSA since its inception in 1985.
Liberty HS Holt HS Timberland HS