HAYS – Thirty-two students were recognized in a high school commencement ceremony May 5 at Fort Hays State University.
They didn’t act like high school seniors who had just been handed a diploma and told to move the tassels on their caps. They didn’t toss their caps in the air and shout phrases like, “We’re done!”
That’s because these high school seniors still have finals to take this week – as in college finals.
This marked the largest class to complete requirements for the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science, a premier high school residential program at FHSU for juniors and seniors.
Area members of the KAMS Class of 2018 are Seth Colson, Hoisington High School, son of Curt and Liana Colson, and Bruce Davies, Kinsley High School, son of Robert and Melody Davies.
FHSU President Tisa Mason called it “a special privilege and honor” that the Kansas Board of Regents selected FHSU to host KAMS, one of only seven of its kind in the country.
“We understand the positive impact these young people have had in becoming actively involved in a myriad of activities around campus. We feel we have 32 students who are our best and our brightest,” Mason said. “We are pleased that six will remain at Fort Hays State to further their education.”