A photo of Keynote speaker Dr. Erika Michalski joined by her family and her Mizzou mentors from her undergraduate time at MU.

Keynote speaker Dr. Erika Michalski (middle of front row) joined her family and her Mizzou mentors from her undergraduate time at MU.

I enjoyed speaking with nearly 300 of our state’s most talented high school students – and the educators who inspire them – as part of Teacher Appreciation Day at the Missouri Scholars Academy. 

Every summer, our campus welcomes gifted, rising juniors from across Missouri for the Academy. Over three weeks, scholars select a “major” (courses such as Making Beautiful Mathematics and the Nature of Creativity), attend guest lectures, and participate in thought-provoking discussions. 

Founded in 1985 and supported by the Missouri Legislature, the Academy is an important way we serve some of our state’s brightest. It also introduces a new generation to Mizzou. 

It was great meeting some of tomorrow’s Tigers. 

—  Mun


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