Russell Bryan and Nathaniel "Nat" Standridge, both of Conway, will attend the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts.

Standridge is the son of Gary and Judi Standridge. Russell is the son of Eric and Sarah Bryan.

This year, ASMSA students move into the new $18 million Student Center that includes residence hall wings for males and females, dining hall, kitchen and several commons areas. The building houses the offices for the residential life staff, security and the school nurse. Construction continues on a library in the new center and will be open for spring semester in January 2013. The new junior class arrived on campus Aug. 4. Following several days of orientation activities, classes will begin on Aug. 9 with opening convocation at 8 a.m. The junior class includes 133 students from 46 of Arkansas’ 75 counties.

ASMSA is among 15 public, residential high schools in the country specializing in the education of juniors and seniors with interests in advanced careers in math and science. All classes are taught at the college level and more than one-third of the faculty holds doctoral degrees.

Lawmakers created ASMSA in 1991 as a means to increase the number of Arkansas students who earn college degrees. ASMSA is open to all Arkansas students who meet the academic criteria and offers free tuition, room and board for all students. Beginning total enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year is 244 students representing 58 Arkansas counties.

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