Congratulations to Graves County High School sophomore Sayde Schafli on her acceptance into The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science.
Sayde will begin her experience this fall semester at Western Kentucky University, which houses Gatton Academy. The academy is a two-year residential program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. The students receive a challenging curriculum emphasizing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) concepts. The courses count dually for their final two years of high school while also considered full-time WKU students, gaining two years of college credit.
After learning about our two current Graves County High School students enrolled, Madisyn Braden and Aubrey Morse, Sayde became interested in Gatton Academy and sought information about the requirements and application process. Her academic achievements and rigorous coursework laid a strong foundation; her essays and interview captured her drive and personality, all resulting in an acceptance letter.
When asked what Sayde Schafli is looking most forward to about the experience, she states, “I am most excited about the science classes, physics especially, and the language programs. I’ve always been interested in studying the Russian language and have heard they have a strong program there.”
Sayde, the daughter of Rebekah and Luke Schafli, plans to pursue a career as a physicist.