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Craft Academy graduation set for Saturday, May 11

Morehead State University’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics will host its third graduation Saturday, May 11, at 5 p.m. in Button Auditorium. 

A total of 50 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. Joseph Craft will be the special guest speaker at this year’s graduation ceremony. 

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. 

Lori Porter will be the student speaker. She is the daughter of John and Brinda Porter. Prior to attending the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, she was a student at both Henry County High School and the iLead Academy. 

In fall 2019, students from the graduating class will attend 17 different colleges and universities across the United States, including six students who will enroll at MSU. 

For more information on the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, call 606-783-9025, email craftacademy@moreheadstate.edu or visit www.moreheadstate.edu/Craft-Academy. 

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