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Craft Academy graduation set for Saturday, May 13

May 12, 2017

Credit Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics will host its first graduation Saturday, May 13, at 5 p.m. in Button Auditorium.

A total of 55 students representing 33 counties from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky will be recognized at the ceremony.

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics opened in August 2015. Joseph and Kelly Craft of Lexington initially pledged $4 million in support of the Academy, which was the single largest cash gift in the history of the University.

The Craft Academy offers unique, project-based STEM+X courses that enrich the educational experience and develop competencies in entrepreneurship and innovation, design and creativity, and civic and regional engagement.

Students are selected based on ACT and SAT scores, academic grades from their first two years of high school, interest in advanced STEM careers, responses to application essay questions, interviews by the Academy selection committee and recommendations from teachers and others who could attest to the student’s need and preparedness for the program.

Jeremy Webb of Louisa will be the student speaker. Webb is the son of R. and Brenda Webb and Molly and Jesse Meek. Prior to attending the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, he was a student at Lawrence County High School.

Dr. Wayne D. Andrews, MSU president, Dr. Carol Christian, director, and Joseph Craft will speak during the event.

In the fall of 2017, students from the graduating class will attend 14 different colleges and universities across the United States, including 15 students who will enroll at MSU.

Additional information on the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is available by calling 606-783-9025.