30+ OFMS Nominated for JBA

30+ OFMS Nominated for JBA
Posted on 11/13/2018
JBA CandidatesMore than 30 Orchard Farm Middle School students have earned the opportunity to experience college through the Joseph Baldwin Academy (JBA).

The following OFMS student qualify for a spot at JBA Pictured: Avery Braune, Emelia Carmichael, Reese Disko, Olivia Goeke, Amelia Miller, Jessica Ruffing, Emily Smith, Riley Talbert, Jackson Winkles, Hannah Wollberg, Myles Murphy, Clayton Dalton, Collin Simmons, Kaden Orndorff, Taylor Rudloff, Peyton Kinder, Russell Dunkmann, Harrison Reineke

Not pictured: Brynlee Liesmann, Brady Wolf, 
Alyssa Wood, Dylan Smith, Kayden Winscher, Addison Brown, Jordan Pham, Camryn Nelson, Catherine Skaggs, Adam Ruffing, Ava Shields, Cole Kirks, Emma Lyons

JBA offers highly talented students a head start on their future university careers by allowing them to spend three weeks as college freshmen: they move into a residence hall, adapt to living with a roommate, eat dorm food, make new friends, attend classes, and work with Truman State’s faculty.

The primary goal of the academy is that students leave with an increased appreciation for the pleasures of education, intellectual engagement, and the college experience. Along the way, students grow both academically and socially as they interact with other high-ability students from across the country.
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