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Jun 9, 2011    #131
Contact: John Austin
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Bailee Slack selected as University of Missouri-Kansas City 2011 Trustees' Scholar

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is pleased to announce that Camdenton High School graduate and Lake Ozark, Mo., resident Bailee Slack has been named a 2011 UMKC Trustees' Scholar. Slack will enter UMKC this fall and will major in Biology.

Each year, UMKC names a select group of academically gifted and accomplished entering freshmen as Trustees' Scholars. The UMKC Trustees created the scholarship program to support the University in attracting the best and the brightest students to UMKC. Each Trustees' Scholar receives an aid package valued at more than $60,000 over four years.

Over the course of her high-school career, Slack served as Student Council Junior Class President, was a member of National Honor Society and competed in numerous competitions as a member of the Camdenton High School Math Club. She also competed as a member of the school's Varsity Softball Team, receiving All-Conference and All-State Academic recognition. As a student scientist, Slack developed a way of locating human cadavers using insects and was the first high school student ever allowed to conduct research at the University of Tennessee's Human Anthropology Field Station. She also was awarded "Best of Show" at the Regional Science & Engineering Fair held at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., which qualified her to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, Calif.

To qualify for the Trustees' Scholars Program, students must meet at least two of the following three criteria: a minimum ACT Composite score of 30; rank in the top 5 percent of the graduating class; or a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or more in a 17-class core curriculum. Trustees' Scholars must enroll full time, be seeking an undergraduate degree and commit to living on campus for the first two years.

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