The Alabama School of Mathematics and Science (ASMS) will confer high school diplomas upon 80 graduating seniors on May 25, sending into the world one of the most talented senior classes in recent history.
Published: June 10, 2018
By: Courtesy of The Alabama School of Mathematics and Science
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Students graduating in the ASMS Class of 2018 represent 24 Alabama counties, including two from Shelby County. Those seniors include: Carl Barnett and Samantha Howard.
“Every resident from Shelby County should be exceedingly proud of these seniors,” said Dr. Monica Motley, ASMS president. “They’re joining a growing movement of ASMS leaders who are making an impact on our state and world—creating opportunities where others see obstacles.”
Since the school’s founding in 1989, more than 2,100 students have graduated from the school, and each graduate has been accepted to college. In the last 17 years, ASMS graduates have earned $190 million in merit-based scholarships. Two out of three graduates are leading in STEM careers, and two in three have pursued graduate degrees.
While at ASMS, Barnett’s activities included Cross Country. Barnett plans to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham and study Business. He received the UAB Presidential Scholarship. Barnett is the son of Sam and Angela Barnett.
Howard plans to attend University of Alabama at Birmingham and study Genetics. Howard is the daughter of George and Cindy Howard.
ASMS is our state’s only fully public and residential high school for sophomores, juniors and seniors seeking advanced studies in math, science and the humanities. Newsweek, The Daily Beast and The Washington Post have named ASMS among the nation’s most competitive schools. Tuition, room and board are free.
Photo from left to right: Samantha Howard and Carl Barnett