SPRINGFIELD, 111., October 16—Governor James R. Thompson appointed eight persons Wednesday to the Board of Trustees of the newly created Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.
"Illinois is a State blessed with creative and gifted students whose talents are the bright hope of our future. But if these students are to grow to their full potential, their talents must be nurtured and refined, their minds must be challenged to reach out and examine the unknown. This is the object and goal of the Illinois Math and Science Academy. The Academy was a promise made in this Administration's Better Schools Program—a promise which must be fulfilled for the best and brightest of our youth," the Governor said.
"If we are to compete in a technological society with other nations that already have intensive math and science training, then we must start now to concentrate our efforts on preparing our students through this Academy."
State of Illinois, "NEWS from the office of THE GOVERNOR" (1985). Documents. 2.