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May 13, 2014

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MRH Students to Participate in Missouri Scholars Academy

Congratulations to Ellen Von Zur Muehlen and Ramone Agard, both tenth grade, on their selection to the Missouri Scholars Academy! They were nominated by the MRH High School for the 2014 Missouri Scholars Academy, to be held at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, June 8-28, 2014. They were chosen to participate as two of the 330 scholars of MSA 2014. As a participant, they will represent their school, community, and the State of Missouri.

Founded in 1985, the MSA was established to provide educational experiences and enrichment opportunities that differ significantly from those provided in the more traditional high school setting. The Academy is administered by the University of Missouri, and is funded by the State of Missouri, MU, MSA alumni and friends, various Missouri corporations, and a Student Activity Fee.

The Missouri Scholars Academy is a three-week, residential summer program held at the University of Missouri. It provides unique opportunities for students to enhance their academic skills; assimilate the accumulated knowledge of their culture; relate to contemporary issues; deepen understanding of themselves and their unique abilities; and engage with others in critical thinking and problem-solving activities.

Students must be residents of Missouri and be nominated by their public or private Missouri high schools to be considered for admission. Participants are drawn from across Missouri and represent the diversity of the state. The program is singularly free from competition, creating an environment that is conducive to building a community of friends and colleagues. Participants have a chance to know and make friends with other students who’ve demonstrated a commitment to academic pursuits. The give-and-take among students from different backgrounds is one of the most treasured aspects of the program.

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.