by Samantha Novak, University of Missouri
Ella Guyear of Grain Valley, Missouri, is among Missouri’s brightest high school students who attended the Missouri Scholars Academy (MSA) in June at the University of Missouri.
MSA began in 1985 and each summer provides more than 300 rising high school juniors the opportunity to expand their educational and social skills. The program provides enrichment opportunities to support learning and personal development for gifted Missouri students and offers a variety of daily extracurricular activities to enhance critical thinking and communication. More than 11,000 students have completed the academy to date.
“I appreciate the opportunity to meet so many talented people and learn from so many accomplished faculty,” Guyear said. “I’ve learned so much.”
Guyear, who attends Grain Valley High School, is the daughter of Jamie and Michael Guyear. As a rising junior, Guyear participates in scholar bowl, tennis and theater.
As the state’s largest and oldest public, land-grant university, Mizzou has more than 30,000 students, 13,000 full-time employees and 305,000 alumni. Since 2015, the Missouri Scholars Academy has been administered by the MU Honors College.
Ella Guyear, pictured with parents Jamie and Michael Guyear, attended Missouri Scholars Academy in June at the University of Missouri. Photo courtesy: Ella Guyear.