Woodford County High School sophomore Grayson Fuller, son of John and Lynn Fuller of Versailles, was selected to attend The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky for the Class of 2018. Applicants were evaluated based on ACT/SAT scores, high school grades, awards, extracurricular activities, responses to essay and short answer questions, and letters of recommendation. In addition to these criteria, last month, 165 candidates were invited to interview with WKU faculty members, community leaders from across the Commonwealth, and Gatton Academy alumni. The goal of The Gatton Academy is to enable Kentucky's exceptional young scientists and mathematicians to learn in an environment that offers advanced educational opportunities, preparing them for leadership roles in Kentucky. Students will complete their junior and senior years of high school living in newly expanded Florence Schneider Hall. At the end of their two-year course of study, students will graduate from high school with a minimum of 60 college credit hours. The Gatton Academy provides a living and learning environment designed specifically for academically talented adolescent students that features clubs, organizations and community service. Additionally, students are able to participate in advanced research with WKU faculty members. The majority of Gatton Academy students also participate in a study abroad or global learning experience in locations such as Costa Rica, Italy, Greece, England and China.