Bridge Program honors latest college-bound seniors to complete Express Scripts Saturday Academy

Pattonville senior Tyler Wright was among 107 seniors to complete the UMSL Bridge Program’s Express Scripts Saturday Academy this year. He served as the master of ceremonies at the 35th annual Award Recognition Ceremony held virtually on Saturday. (Screenshots)

"Tyler Wright is winding down his senior year at Pattonville High School and still deciding on his future plans.

Wright knows he wants to study molecular biology.

“All my life, I have been deeply passionate about genetics,” he said to an audience of several hundred tuning into Saturday’s University of Missouri–St. Louis Bridge Program Express Scripts Saturday Academy Award Recognition Ceremony as it streamed on YouTube. “Even as a child, hearing about DNA filled my mind with images of a new frontier in my life. I knew that in the future, I would be striving to pursue a career in this field by attending a prestigious and revered college in which I can pursue a major in said field.”

He’s still figuring out where.

But Wright, who served as master of ceremonies for the 35th annual event, knows he has options that wouldn’t have been available to him were it not for the work he did through the Bridge Program over the past four years."