Before getting to official business, the board took time to honor four local students who will be taking classes at the Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky this fall. This will be the first year that Western Kentucky University has hosted the program, although similar programs exist in 15 other states, including Texas, where it began.
The students in the program are incoming seniors A.J. Bridges and Taylor Bryant and juniors Suzanna Sadler and John Mark Adams. Adams could not be at the meeting because of a scheduling conflict, but Superintendent Tim McGinnis said he would be invited back to be recognized at a later date.
Trigg County resident Ben Cundiff is on the selecting board for the program and said that Trigg probably had more students accepted per capita than any other county. He said that a total of 120 Kentucky students would be participating in the prestigious program and would be staying in Florence Schneider Hall on the WKU campus. He said the expenses for students are minimal and that anyone who is accepted in the program has their tuition and room and board paid for by the state. He said that juniors who have been accepted get to stay for two years and that they are guaranteed 60 college credit hours by the time they graduate. He said the program was much more exclusive than the Governor’s Scholar Program.
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