WHS student earns academic honors
Posted: Friday, September 28, 2012 12:00 am
Megan Jones from Westview High School received the Certificate of Recognition from the Commonwealth Honors Academy at a reunion of Academy scholars held at Murray State University Sept. 8. Presenting the award were Dr. Warren Edminster, Academic Dean of the Academy; and Dr. Bonnie Higginson, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of Murray State.
Miss Jones and 94 other students completed the three-week Academy at Murray State June 9-30. 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, Miss Jones 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 12th 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 2013 Academy, visit the Academy website at www.murraystate.edu/CHA.
Published in The WCP 9.27.12