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MCHS Juniors Selected to Attend 2023 Commonwealth Honors Academy

Picture- (left to right) Gracie Hayden, Sydney Bell, and Alyssa Campanello.  Not pictured- Tyree Pious 

McCracken County High School is proud to announce four MCHS juniors have been selected to attend the Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State University.


Congratulations to Sydney Bell, Tyree Pious, Alyssa Campanello, and Gracie Hayden for being accepted to CHA. 


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.