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Craft Academy announces Class of 2024

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University is proud to announce the members of the Class of 2024.
 
Seventy-four students from across the Commonwealth were chosen to attend the Craft Academy, located on the campus of Morehead State University. The students live in Craft Academy residence halls and earn dual credit as they complete their final two years of high school at the Academy while also taking college-level courses.  

Craft Academy provides students with a postsecondary residential experience to complete their junior and senior years of high school by enrolling in college courses. The Craft Academy's purpose is to meet the unique educational needs of academically gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors in the Commonwealth. The academic rigor of the Craft Academy challenges students to excel at their highest level through project-based STEM+X courses and hands-on learning experiences, with emphasis on innovation, design and creativity, and civic and regional engagement.
 
Students who apply are selected to attend the Academy for excelling in science, math and other STEM-related fields. They must also complete a face-to-face interview and submit recommendations from STEM teachers, a community member and a person of their choice. They must also qualify with ACT or SAT scores and by completing the essays required to be considered.

The following students are members of the Craft Academy Class of 2024. The list includes each student’s hometown and home high school:
  • Brooklyn Adams of Stanford, Lincoln County High School
  • Emma Ammerman of Falmouth, Pendleton County High School
  • Elizabeth Arnold of Falmouth, Pendleton County High School
  • Alexandria Black of Butler, Pendleton County High School
  • Jeremyah Cabrera of Cynthiana, Harrison County High School
  • Hailey Castle of Shelbyville, Shelby County High School
  • Madison Collins of Hindman, Knott County Central High School
  • Karlee Compton of Mount Sterling, Montgomery County High School
  • Cady Cooley of Pikeville, Pikeville High School
  • Wren Cragle of Ashland, Boyd County High School
  • Jackson Curtsinger of Shelbyville, Eminence School
  • Samuel Darbyshire of Frankfort, Franklin County High School
  • Grace Davison of Morehead, Rowan County Senior High School
  • Sophia Day of Georgetown, Great Crossing High School
  • Jason Dickey of Flemingsburg, Fleming County High School
  • Marlee Dinsmore of Whitesburg, Letcher County Central High School
  • Emma Dolan of Walton, Walton Verona High School
  • Franklin Drake of Beattyville, Lee County High School
  • Madison Eubanks of Lexington, Henry Clay High School
  • Cadence Ferguson of Kimper, Pikeville High School
  • Jayben Fraley of Berea, Madison Southern High School
  • Isaiah Frederick of Bagdad, Shelby County High School
  • Kierra Garland of Kite, Knott County Central High School
  • Kaden Gillum of Mount Sterling, Montgomery County High School
  • Oliver Guthrie of Carlisle, Nicholas County High School
  • Jenna Hamm of Prospect, North Oldham High School
  • Wade Hayden of Mt. Washington, Bullitt East High School
  • MaKenzie Hounshell of Jackson, Jackson High School
  • Casey Hovis of Louisa, Lawrence County High School
  • Emily Howard of Georgetown, Great Crossing High School
  • Jia Huang of Clark, George Rogers Clark High School
  • Kaden Hunter of Bevinsville, Floyd Central High School
  • Ryan Ilari of Georgetown, Great Crossing High School
  • Freya Isenhart of Goshen, North Oldham High School
  • Isabella Johnson of Maysville, Mason County High School
  • Rebekah Jones of Mount Sterling, Montgomery County High School
  • Dakota Kinsella of Frankfort, Franklin County High School
  • Charlotte Knapp of Georgetown, Great Crossing High School
  • Sarah Lakes of Cynthiana, Harrison County High School
  • Elijah Loiacono of Burnside, Southwestern Pulaski County High School
  • Sophia Mann of Butler, Pendleton County High School
  • Eden Manns of Robinson Creek, Shelby Valley High School
  • Whitley Martin of Carlisle, Nicholas County High School
  • Alexander Masterson of Lexington, Lafayette Senior High School
  • Alex McCray of Deane, Letcher County Central High School
  • Connie Melgar of Elizabethtown, Central Hardin High School
  • Hope Meyers of Lexington, Lafayette Senior High School
  • Graeme Miracle of Lexington, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
  • Madison Moore of Jackson, Jackson High School
  • Shelby Moore of Louisa, Paintsville High School
  • Ethan Moulton of Richmond, Madison Central High School
  • Dakota Murphy of Louisa, Lawrence County High School
  • Matthew Mynk of Winchester, Powell County High School
  • Jennifer Nguyen of Grayson, East Carter County High School
  • Blake Ott Jr. of Owingsville, Bath County High School
  • Brayden Paynter of Winchester, Abeka Academy
  • Laurel Elisabeth Patterson, of Prospect, North Oldham High School
  • Lilliann Poe of Cynthiana, Harrison County High School
  • Landon Pritchett of Lawrenceburg, Anderson County High School
  • Miana Ratcliff of Elliottville, Rowan County Senior High School
  • Reed Ray of Georgetown, Great Crossing High School
  • Lucas Rosselot of Maysville, Mason County High School
  • Zion Scott of Lexington, Henry Clay High School
  • Mary Sherrard of Grayson, East Carter County High School
  • Alejo Stacy-Bonot of Owingsville, Bath County High School
  • Malley Taylor of Clearfield, Rowan County Senior High School
  • Ella Terry of Lancaster, Garrard County High School
  • KayLeigh Thornhill of London, North Laurel High School
  • Trinity Townsend of Lexington, STEAM Academy
  • Josephine Traver of Somerset, Southwestern Pulaski County High School
  • Anakin Walker of Danville, Boyle County High School
  • Abby Wallace of Paris, Bourbon County High School
  • Ryan Watkins of Salyersville, Magoffin County High School
  • Sophia Whitlock of Taylorsville, Spencer County High School
  • Serenity Willinger of Sadieville, Harrison County High School

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is a dual-credit academy for academically exceptional Kentucky students. Craft Academy provides students with a postsecondary residential experience to complete their junior and senior years of high school by enrolling in college courses. The Craft Academy's purpose is to meet the unique educational needs of academically gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors in the Commonwealth.  

To learn more, visit www.moreheadstate.edu/craft-academy, email craftacademy@moreheadstate.edu or call 606-783-2093.