Six Rockwood high school students have completed the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) Bridge Summer Academy. The program provides high school students with stimulating experiences, college planning and social and professional competencies.
Marquette junior Elijah Clark and sophomores Aliyah Edwards, Solomon Jackson and Marissa Tate, as well as Rockwood Summit junior Jayla McLemore and sophomore Armani Bass completed the program.
UMSL Assistant Dean of Students Dr. Natissia Small said, "Student participants benefit greatly from math and science enrichment courses that support their current high school curricula. Since its inception in 1986, the Bridge program has provided unique and comprehensive college access services to a diverse high school student and parent population."
Marquette Principal Dr. Greg Mathison said, "The Bridge program chose four distinct leaders here at MHS. Each one of these students is ready to take on greater levels of leadership and responsibility. I'm excited to see what they do over the next several years. I'm really proud of them."
Rockwood Summit Principal Dr. Emily McCown said, "We are very proud of the accomplishments of both of these young ladies for pursuing and completing this program to best prepare them for opportunities after they leave Summit. We hope they can use what they have learned to help other students at Summit become aware of opportunities in our community."
Students in the UMSL Bridge program are also exposed to effective strategies to enhance writing and communication skills, college-career exploration, and ACT preparation.