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Tilghman Students in Murray State AIMS Program
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - Thirteen Paducah Tilghman High School students participated in the month-long Adventures in Math and Science (AIMS) program at Murray State University this summer. 

The AIMS program engages student in a variety of enrichment activities to prepare high school students for post-secondary education programs that lead to careers in the fields of math and science, to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science, to encourage students to pursue post-secondary degrees and careers in math and science.

Approximately 125 regional high school students participated in the AIMS program. The eight week program is divided into two four-week components. The first four weeks are off-site, and consist of pre-summer assignments and research. The last four weeks are held on campus at Murray State. There, students participate in research teams led by professors and graduate students, take part in classes during the day,
and enjoy nightly activities.

Kiya Coleman, Taliyah Conner, Amante Cunningham, DaRoyce Flemons, Janae Flemons, Makaila Henry, Erica Hutcherson, Meah Jordan , Matthew Mayes, De’Lacia Reed, Madison Thomas, and Gabby Williams represented PTHS at the program.

Six students earned Top Student Awards. Matthew Mayes was honored for outstanding merit in Tae Kwon Do. DaRoyce Flemons was recognized for excellence in Science Adventures I. Amante Cunningham earned five Top Student Awards. He received his accolades in Science Adventures II, Coding I, Personal Growth II, STEM Research I, and  Journalism.

Madison Thomas was honored for excellence in Personal Growth I. De’Lacia Reed eared top honors in STEM Research II, and Makaila Henry received her distinction in Theater.

Two students, Amante Cunningham and  Bree'Asia Chamberlain, were chosen by their teachers, residential staff, and program coordinator to be members of the Directors Club. Those named to the Directors Club receive invitations to special college visits and cultural exploration opportunities. Directors Club honorees include the top 5 overall students in the program.

Published 04:03 PM, Friday Sep. 07, 2018
Updated 10:13 PM, Thursday Sep. 06, 2018

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