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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Dec. 16, 2010

Missouri Academy students place high at recent competitions

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Students at the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing earned several awards during the month of November.

Fifteen Missouri Academy students attended the Mid-American Model United Nations Conference Nov. 14-16 at Missouri State University in Springfield. Awards winners were:

  • Peter Sable and Juan Carlos Monterrey Gomez: Delegate's Choice, "Disarmament and International Security: Nigeria"
  • Hojin Lee and Yoon Lee: Outstanding Delegation, "Economics and Finance: China"
  • Jacob Taylor: Distinguished Delegation, "Historical Security Council: China"
  • Courtney Flood: Delegate's Choice, "International Court of Justice: Namibia"
  • Courtney Flood: Best Judge/Outstanding Delegation, "International Court of Justice: Namibia"

Five Missouri Academy students participated Nov. 4 at the Missouri Envirothon Northwest Regional Competition in Plattsburg. Envirothon was created to raise student awareness of wildlife and habitat issues. The team consisted of Trevor Beyatte, Jee Min Lee, April Protzman, Sarah Shawver and Jared Wyatte. In addition to first place finishes in oral presentation, forestry and soils, the team ranked first overall and qualified for the state competition in April 2011.  

On Nov. 6, the Missouri Academy math team, consisting of seven students, took second place in the sweepstakes category at the Great Plains Math League at Leavenworth High School in Leavenworth, Kan. Individual award winners were:

  • Yoon Hyung Lee: 11th grade gold medal for target round (second place overall)
  • Nicole Hulsey and Garrett Meyer: 12th grade gold medal for target round (tie, third place overall)
  • JR Robertson: 11th grade silver medal for sprint round
  • Nicole Hulsey, Jee Min Lee and Yoon Hyung Lee: First place trophy for relay round

The Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, is an early-entrance-to-college, two-year residential program, located on the campus of Northwest Missouri State University. Students attend the Missouri Academy for two years, replacing the junior and senior years of traditional high school. While at the Missouri Academy, students are enrolled in a curriculum consisting of all college coursework taught by professors at Northwest. Upon successful completion, students earn an Associate of Science degree as well as a high school diploma.

One of just 17 similar programs in the country - and the only such school in the state - the Missouri Academy provides a foundational education tailored for highly motivated students with career aspirations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The Academy belongs to the National Consortium of Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology (NCSSSMST) and is a founding member of the Association for the Advancement of Early Entrance-to-College Programs (AAEECP).

For more information about the Missouri Academy, call 877.398.4615, send an e-mail to, or visit

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468