The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has selected 96 Kentucky sophomores for the Class of 2021, and two Kenton County students are on the list.
- Ashwin Menon (Simon Kenton High School) - son of Rajiv and Anita Menon from Independence
- Alexandra Taylor (Dixie Heights High School) - daughter of William and Nadya Taylor from Crestview Hills
Applicants were evaluated based on ACT/SAT scores, high school grades, awards, extracurricular activities, responses to essay and short answer questions, and letters of recommendation. In addition to these criteria, earlier this month, 189 candidates were invited to interview with WKU faculty members, community leaders from across the Commonwealth, and Gatton Academy alumni.
The goal of The Gatton Academy is to enable Kentucky’s exceptional young scientists and mathematicians to learn in an environment that offers advanced educational opportunities, preparing them for leadership roles in Kentucky. Moreover, The Gatton Academy assists in preparing Kentucky to compete in a knowledge-based economy by increasing the number of scientists and engineers who live and work in the state.
More information is available at https://www.wku.edu/academy/news/index.php?view=article&articleid=7530