BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Friday Senator Rand Paul toured the number one high school in the nation right here in Bowling Green. The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science is on the campus of Western Kentucky University.
The academy is composed of Kentucky high school juniors and seniors with exceptional talent and interest in careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
"This is where we'll get our next generation of scientists and doctors and leaders in our state," said Senator Paul," so I'm real proud of Gatton Academy and proud that it's here in Bowling Green and proud that it's at Western."
Paul went on to say a distinct feature of the Gatton Academy is that it challenges the students with a curriculum that puts them right up there with college students even though they're still in high school.