Edmonson Voice Report:
Two Edmonson County High School sophomores will attend the prestigious Gatton Academy at Western Kentucky University next year, according the ECHS.
The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky is Kentucky’s first residential 2-year STEM program for gifted and talented juniors and seniors. Established in 2007, students at The Gatton Academy enroll as juniors and are full-time WKU students pursuing their interests in advanced science, technology, engineering and mathematical careers.
Students are selected based on SAT or ACT scores; academic grades from ninth and tenth grades; interest in advanced careers in science, technology, engineering, and math; student responses to application essay questions; interviews by Academy staff members; and recommendations from teachers and other individuals who can attest to a student's need and preparedness for the program.
Each year, The Gatton Academy selects approximately 95 students (half male and half female due to housing availability in our building). For the Class of 2021, 250 students completed the online application and supplemental materials.
Gatton is ranked by some sources as the #1 STEM school in the state of Kentucky.
Brody Johnson is the son of Brad and Jodi Johnson of the Bee Spring community and is a sophomore at Edmonson County High School.
Amber Williams is the daughter of Kevin and Deborah Williams of the Mammoth Cave community and is also a sophomore at Edmonson County High School.