MCHS juniors selected to attend Commonwealth Honors Academy

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MCHS Juniors Selected to Attend Commonwealth Honors Academy

Kinsey Story

Marshall County High School announces that two MCHS juniors have been selected to attend the Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State University.

Congratulations to Kinsey Story and Grady Ward for the distinction.

The Commonwealth Honors Academy is a three-week-long program for academic, personal, and social development and is open to outstanding high school students during the summer after their junior year.

The academy is open both to students in Kentucky and to students in other states, and accepts only 120 participants each year. To be considered for a slot, applicants must have a 3.5 GPA and a composite ACT score of 25.

Each year, the academy incorporates an overarching theme into the courses and activities offered that is meant to foster learning outside of the classroom by unifying academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular experiences. Attendees will participate in an interdisciplinary humanities and fine arts course and a separate elective course in an area of interest to them, both of which will incorporate elements of the year’s theme. Students also participate in small-group seminar sessions that allow them to contemplate a wide variety of topics.

This year Murray State University has had to make the difficult decision to cancel the program in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Murray State University is honoring all accepted students with a $2,000/yr housing scholarship if they attend Murray State University.

The Marshall County School District is proud of the hard work and dedication these students have demonstrated to earn admittance to the Commonwealth Honors Academy, and we wish them continued success in all their future endeavors!