Clayton State University recently selected six outstanding high school graduates to be the University’s first Presidential Scholars. Kirk Muse, a resident of Fayetteville, Ga., and a graduate of Whitewater High School, is one of those scholars.
“These students represent the academic best of our incoming freshmen. They are very talented academically, they wrote competitive essays, and they chose Clayton State,” says Clayton State President Dr. Thomas J. “Tim” Hynes, Jr.
“Being one of the first Presidential Scholars is an honor and a pleasure. This will only make me want to work harder and continue striving for success,” says Muse.
Muse is already familiar with Clayton State, as he was a dual enrollment student while a senior at Whitewater High School, attending classes at Clayton State and receiving both high school and college credit for those classes . He feels that experience will help him adapt to the college life, which he is eager to get into and to begin learning toward his career choice -- creating video games.
Muse, who will start as a full-time Clayton State student on Aug. 16, will pursue a B.S. in Computer Science as his major program of study. Clayton State also offers courses in programming and video game design.
“In my (application) essay, I explained how video games can help a person exercise, learn, and have fun doing it. It also brings families together. I want to be an advocate, helping others solve problems through game programming,” says Muse.