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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:

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:

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, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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