Anna Shoulders headed to Gatton Academy, Phillip Wilkerson to Huntsville
By Kim McDaniel, RHS Principal

Posted on May 7, 2017 8:58 PM

The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, a dual-credit high school program located on the campus of Western Kentucky University, has announced that 95 new students have been chosen to participate in this prestigious school as members of the Class of 2019. We are thrilled to report that one of our students, Ms. Anna Shoulders, has been announced as one of the newest members of the Gatton Academy Class of 2019.

Anna, a Russellville High School Sophomore from Adairville, is the daughter of Maxwell and Lana Shoulders. We are so proud of her accomplishments and wish Anna the best of luck in her new adventures at WKU’s Gatton Academy.

Anna will join another RHS student, Phillip Wilkerson, as he is a Gatton Academy member of the Class of 2018. Phillip, the son of Steven and Donna Wilkerson, has also been recently notified that he has been selected to participate in The University of Alabama in Huntsville and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Heliophysics Summer Research Opportunity for Undergraduates.

During this time, Phillip, who is 1 of only 10 students chosen, will travel to Huntsville, Ala. for 10 weeks to engage in cutting edge heliophysics research with astrophysicists from UAH or NASA. Students in this program will be paired with mentors specializing in heliophysics research from the solar interior to the heliopause: including theory, modeling, computer simulations, data analysis and instrument design. At the end of the 10-week program, participants will be required to present their research experience. Partial Funding (up to $1000) will be provided to attend the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, Cal.

Congratulations to both Anna and Phillip on their accomplishments!!!


If you missed the RHS Drama production of Annie on Saturday evening, you missed a great show!! No worries, however, as you will have three more chances to come out and support our drama students during this fabulous production!! Annie will be performed on Friday at 7 p.m. and on Saturday at 2:30 and 7 p.m.

8th Grade Trup

The 8th grade end of the year trip has been scheduled for Friday, May 12. Students will be traveling to Holiday World in Santa Claus, Ind. and will leave RJSHS at 8 Friday morning and will return by 5:30 p.m. We wish our 8th grade class safe travels during their trip!

We will continue KPREP, EOC and AP testing this week with exams wrapping on Friday with the AP Human Geography exam at the Tech Center on Seventh Street. Please continue to encourage students to get plenty of rest during the week and to eat a good breakfast. Our students, thus far, have worked very diligently and have given 110 percent on their state assessments! We are very proud of them!

Upcoming Events:

• KPREP—6th, 7th, 8th and 11th grades
• Potential PCA students will meet with representatives from SKYCTC
• RHS Baseball vs. Ohio Co. (H) 5:30
• RHS Softball vs. Monroe Co. (A) 5:30
• RMS Baseball vs. Glasgow (A) 5:30

• KPREP—6th, 7th, 8th and 11th grades
• Russellville Band Banquet 6:00PM
• Academic Recovery 3:20-4:20
• RHS Baseball vs. Warren Central (H) 5:30
• RHS Softball vs. Logan Co. (H) 5:30 **Senior Night—senior players will be honored between games

• End of Course Exam---Biology
• AP English Language Exam

• End of Course Exam—US History
• AP World History Exam
• Russellville Archery Team to Nationals in Louisville
• RMS Baseball vs. Logan (H) 5:30
• RHS Baseball vs. Greenwood (A) 6:00
• RHS Softball vs. Warren Central (H) 5:30

• AP Human Geography Exam
• RJSHS Production of Annie—7:00PM
• RMS 8th Grade Trip to Holiday World—8:00-5:30
• RHS Softball @Hopkins Co Central Tournament

• RHS Track Regionals @ Green County
• RHS Softball @Hopkins Co Central Tournament
• RJSHS Production of Annie—2:30 and 7:00


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