Choudhry attends mini-med school
Hamzah Choudhry, a senior at Blue Springs South High School, was among the 100 students selected to participate in the University of Missouri School of Medicine’s High School Mini Medical School.
The program is in its 12th year and is designed to give high school seniors who are already interested in careers in medicine a one-week preview of medical school.
The session gives Choudhry and other students a  medical-school style curriculum, which includes problem-based learning. In addition, students participate in sessions with clinical and research specialists; gain hands-on experience in anatomy, microbiology and clinical skills and interact with medical school students, faculty and staff.




Two chosen for scholars academy
Mahlia Fulk and Brandt Vircks, sophomores at Grain Valley High School, were chosen to participate in the annual Missouri Scholars Academy, in June at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
The Missouri Scholars Academy is a three-week academic program for approximately 330 of Missouri’s gifted students.  
The program is based on the idea that Missouri’s gifted students must be provided with special opportunities for learning and personal development in order for them to realize their full potential.