Young scholar headed to Kirksville

June 26, 2013 

Cameron White of Lee’s Summit is one of more than 400 specially selected students nationwide participating in this summer’s Joseph Baldwin Academy for Eminent Young Scholars at Truman State University in Kirksville.

The Joseph Baldwin Academy is a summer program of two three-week sessions for gifted students going into grades 8-10. Founded in 1985, it is intended to provide opportunities for social growth as the students explore college life and take university-level courses. The academy is run by Truman State University students, faculty, and alumni.

White, who will be a freshman at Lee’s Summit West High School in the fall, was among 412 scholars selected from a field of 4,500 applicants. He will enroll in a psychology of pop culture class during his three-week stay at Truman State.

White is the son of Danielle Theiss and Shawn White.

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