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Mission Statement: Empowering leaders and lifelong learners for an ever-changing world.

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Sileo to Attend Gatton Sileo

It’s been a goal of hers since fifth grade, and all her hard work and dedication has paid off. Sofia Sileo, who just finished her sophomore year with iLead Academy, has been accepted into and will attend the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in the fall.

The Gatton Academy is a residential program for bright, highly motivated Kentucky high school students who have demonstrated interest in pursuing advanced careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Housed on the campus of Western Kentucky University, students take college classes, engage in faculty-led research, and have the ability to study abroad.

The goal is to enable Kentucky's exceptional young scientists and mathematicians to learn in an environment which offers advanced educational opportunities, preparing them for leadership roles in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Each year, The Gatton Academy admits approximately 95 Kentucky sophomores, based on standardized test scores, their GPA, responses to essay questions, personal interviews, extracurricular activities and recommendations. Instead of spending their junior and senior years in traditional high schools, students enroll in The Gatton Academy and live in a uniquely dedicated Gatton Academy residence hall.

Taking courses offered by WKU, their classmates are fellow Gatton Academy students and WKU undergraduate students. At the end of two years, Gatton Academy students will have earned between sixty and seventy-two college credit hours in addition to completing high school. Academy graduates may choose to stay at WKU or transfer to other universities to complete their bachelor's degrees.

Sileo, who is the daughter of Michele and Daniel Sileo, hopes to pursue a career either in mathematics and engineering or in the medical or biomedical field.

 

Yerian Retires After 50 Years in Education DaleYerian

As a young man, Dale Yerian planned to become a doctor.

“I came to the realization that I didn’t want to be around sick people all day,” Yerian said with a slight chuckle. “So, after the first two years of college, I switched from pre-med to education.”

It turned out to be the better option for young Yerian, who, at the age of 72, is nearing the completion of his 50th year in education, as well as a second retirement.

 “It takes courage for someone to come in day after day for 50 years as an educator,” said Henry County High School Principal Shannon Sageser. “Dale exemplifies the true meaning of a professional educator.  He has seen so many changes over time and still has found a way to connect with students.”

In 1972, Yerian earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Eastern Kentucky University, majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. He later earned Master’s degrees in Science Education and Educational Administration, also from EKU. He is certified to teach any of the sciences from grades 7-12, and carries both an elementary and secondary certification to be a principal or a supervisor of instruction.