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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

May 22, 2015

Missouri Academy students take top spots at math competition

Students attending the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing at Northwest Missouri State University placed high this month at a multi-state math competition.

The Missouri Academy Math Team traveled May 15 to the Great Plains Math League Championship at the Kansas City North Community Center in Kansas City, Mo. Competing among 24 schools from Missouri, Iowa, California and Arizona, the Missouri Academy team placed third overall.

Jae Hyun “Danny” Park, a second-year Missouri Academy student, placed first overall, and Jinwoo “John” Choi, a first-year student, placed second overall.

Other Missouri Academy team members are Shuyan “Flora” Li, Heejae “Nicole” Shim, ZiTong “Arthur” Chen, Sang Weon “Leopold” Suh, Mingzu “Leo” Cai, JinWoo “John” Choi, Jae Hyun “Danny” Park and Jingqi “Ciel” Yang.

About the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing

Located on the Northwest campus, the Missouri Academy is a two-year residential, early-entrance-to-college program for academically talented and highly motivated high school students. Graduates of the program earn an associate degree as well as a high school diploma.

Students selected to enroll in the program have completed 10th grade at traditional high schools, and the Missouri Academy program replaces their junior and senior years of high school. The entire curriculum consists of college coursework taught by professors at Northwest. Missouri Academy students sit side-by-side in classrooms with traditional University students, and professors have the same high expectations for these students as they do for traditional university students.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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