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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)-Continued growth and lots of success stories, that was the message from the executive director of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science on Tuesday.

Dr. Germain McConnell spoke to members of the Columbus Rotary Club.

During the presentation, McConnell talked about the impact the school is having on its students as well the area.

The executive director said the school continues to see a large number of students graduate and go off to college and he’s excited about the direction the school is heading.

“This is a life changing experiment,” said Dr. McConnell. “Not only are we providing them with challenging and rigorous course work, but the things that happen outside of the classroom makes such a big difference. The residential environment, them being around other students who are like them, like-minded and learning from each other, I think really adds the greatest value and that’s something that can’t be duplicated.”

MSMS is continuing to recruit and bring in new students.

For information about the school, visit www.themsms.org

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