Four Shawnee area students are among the 72 students from across the state selected to begin classes in August at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM).

The students will be part of the class of 2010; the school’s 19th graduating class.

“We are very impressed with the scholastic and personal accomplishments of these students, as well as their educational aspirations,” said Dr. Edna Manning, president of OSSM.


Four Shawnee area students are among the 72 students from across the state selected to begin classes in August at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM).
The students will be part of the class of 2010; the school’s 19th graduating class.
“We are very impressed with the scholastic and personal accomplishments of these students, as well as their educational aspirations,” said Dr. Edna Manning, president of OSSM.
Students accepted include: Destiny Brown, Tecumseh; Alexis Chen, Shawnee; Stephan Clark, Tecumseh; and Lauren Dinsmore, Wewoka.
OSSM is Oklahoma’s public residential school for junior and senior high school students with exceptional abilities in science and math. Approximately 250 students from across the state applied to the school this year, and 120 of those were selected for the interview process.
While at OSSM, students participate in a rigorous academic program. In addition to college level courses in sciences and math, the curriculum includes programs in computer science, humanities, the arts and physical education.
During their two years at OSSM, students must complete nine semesters of science and four semesters of mathematics, English, social science, physical education and foreign language. In addition, two semesters of fine arts and one semester of computer science are required.