We are proud to announce the addition of 25 new Scholars to the program - eleven 6th graders and fourteen 7th graders. These Scholars attend nine middle schools across the county and join us after completing a rigorous application process. They start their seven-year Academy experience by exploring their interests and developing their passions through curricula that focus on the research process and are centered around societal issues (e.g climate change, racism, food insecurity).