Bardstown City Schools is proud to announce that two Bardstown High School juniors have been selected to attend the Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State University.
Congratulations are in order for Faith Bryan and Skyler Kehm for this 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 at least a 3.5 GPA and a minimum 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.
Upon completion of CHA, students will receive six hours of university credit. Participants also have the opportunity to take six additional hours of tuition-free university courses at Murray State University during their senior year and are awarded a four-year, $2,000-per-year housing scholarship to attend Murray State University.
Bardstown City Schools is proud of the hard work and dedication that these students have demonstrated to earn admittance to the Commonwealth Honors Academy, and we wish them continued success in all their future endeavors!