KAMS program accepts new students

The Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science on the Fort Hays State University campus has accepted 24 new students for the 2010-2011 academic year. KAMS also has 14 returning students from last year's inaugural year.

KAMS provides a unique residential learning experience for select high school juniors and seniors. Prospective students must have completed at least two years of high school with distinction in mathematics or science. However, outstanding academic achievement is not the only criterion for acceptance. KAMS selects students based on drive, interest, maturity, stability and personal and family commitment.

These exceptional students, who represent urban, suburban and rural communities from across the state, will earn a high school diploma from their sending school and 68 hours of college credit from FHSU.

This year is the first year that KAMS has an international student join the diverse KAMS "family." SooBum "James" Kim comes from the city of Dukso-ri, Republic of Korea.

New students are listed alphabetically by hometown. The new KAMS class:

Andover: Janae Carter
Ashland: Justin Arnspiger
Atchison: Rachel Schmidt
Augusta: Kara Schnake
Eudora: Bria Carder
Hays: Jon Folkerts
Holton: Cole Mosier
Hoyt: Aleta Martin
Hugoton: Alondra Meraz
Kinsley: Krysten Brake
Lansing: Alex Lee
Leawood: Manvitha Marni
Leoti: Shaley White
Parsons: Peter Betzen
Richfield: Logan Smith
Sabetha: Clint Herrmann and Elsie Suhr
Scott City: Taylor Kane
Tonganoxie: Rachel Bieniecki
Topeka: Abbey Killinger and Aleta Martin
WaKeeney: Kaylin Hawman
Wamego: Chance Kahle
Winfield: Nyasha Maforo

Dukso-ri, Korea: SooBum "James" Kim

Retuning students from the "pioneer" KAMS class:

Atchison: Kathryn Schmidt
Everest: Nicholas VanSwol
Hays: Mersadez Tanner
Kansas City: Jennifer Snyder
Lansing: Alexandria Darden
Mount Hope: Seth Gooding
Olathe: Isaac Cook
Overland Park: Bailey Spickler
Paola: Amanda Berckefeldt
St. John: Tyler Clark
Topeka: Whitney Hersh
Wellington: Alexis Greb-Bonham
Wichita: Emilie Clare and Ben Davis

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