This summer, senior Mya Thomas attended the Bridge Program in Math and Science at Sewanee, The University of the South. She took part in a three-week residential experience for 20 rising high school seniors. Students were selected based on “academic performance and their potential to contribute to and enrich campus diversity.” As a result, Thomas was offered a $20,000 scholarship ($5000 per year for four years) to attend Sewanee. Thomas is pictured second from the right.
Christine Sullivan, who has worked as a pediatric intensive care unit nurse and also in private practice, is now the ASMS school nurse. She is the mother of three and enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. “Our students make this a great place to work,” she says. She also says that she is guided in her practice by the quote: “A cheerful heart is good medicine” (Proverbs 17:22). Her office is located on the first floor of the Administration building outside of the cafeteria. Sullivan is pictured on the right in blue.
A lot of hard work and preparation went into preparing for Move In Day 2012. Although the Office of Student Services coordinates the day’s events, others offered a helping hand, including the Parent Association, the Development Office, RLSTs, Ambassadors, and the Finance Office. “We are happy and excited to have our students back for the 2012-2013 school year,” says Student Services Director Dr. Monica Motley. “This is going to be a great school year and we are already off to a solid start. Thanks to everyone who helped on Move In Day.”
Seniors Elizabeth Self and Sam Eberlein have earned extremely high ACT scores. Self scored a perfect 36 and Eberline scored a near-perfect 35. “I cannot emphasize how exceptional these achievements are,” said ASMS President Larry Turner. “Scores like these do not come easily and I commend both Elizabeth and Sam for their individual achievements.” Indeed, according to ACT, only 704 out of 1.6 million students who took the test last year scored a 36. For the mathematicians out there, that is 0.0004 percent!