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Ben Cecil and Casey Montgomery, both Marion County High School students, were recently awarded the Certificate of Recognition from the Commonwealth Honors Academy. Cecil, Montgomery, and 86 other students completed the three-week academy at Murray State University between June 8 and June 29.
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, Cecil and Montgomery 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 14th 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 2014 Academy, please visit the website at www.murraystate.edu/CHA.