Student Awardees

We are VERY excited to announce that BGR-1 students have been selected for some very prestigious honors. For the first time in many years, we have had two students accepted into the Missouri Scholars Academy: Andrea Korte and Gabriel Maier, and two students accepted into the Joseph Baldwin Academy: Michelle Jefferis and Darin Griffith.

The JBA is a three-week residential program located on the campus of Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri with an academically challenging curriculum for grades 7-9. JBA offers a selection of liberal arts and sciences courses taught by Truman Faculty that simulate the experience of a first-year college student.

Founded in 1985, the Missouri Scholars Academy is a three-week residential program for 330 of Missouri’s academically gifted students who are ready to begin their junior year of high school. The Academy is held each June on the campus of the University of Missouri and administered by the University of Missouri Honors College.

These exceptional students are pictured here with their teacher, Alison Frederickson, who leads our newly created Gifted Program.