Kaitlyn Handley from Carlisle County High School is shown receiving the Certificate of Recognition from the Commonwealth Honors Academy at a reunion of Academy scholars held at Murray State University on September 17th. Pictured with Kaitlyn is Dr. Warren Edminster, Academic Dean of the Academy, and Dr. Don Robertson, Vice President for Student Affairs of Murray State.
Kaitlyn and 93 other students completed the three-week Academy at Murray State between June 3rd and June 25th, 2011. During the three weeks, Academy scholars took two college-level courses, attended multiple lectures, concerts, field trips, and forums, and participated in a tri-weekly personal development seminar. As a successful graduate of the Academy, Kaitlyn will receive six hours of university credit, a $2,000 per year Murray State housing scholarship, and the option to take six additional hours from Murray State tuition-free.
The mission of the Commonwealth Honors Academy, currently in its eleventh year, is “to challenge, educate, enlighten, and nurture the next generation of academic, civic, and business leaders in the region. To qualify, students must have a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and an ACT score of 25 (or equivalent SAT, PSAT, or PLAN scores). For more information or to find details on applying to the 2012 Academy, please visit the Academy website at www.murraystate.edu/CHA