2019 Governor’s Scholars & Commonwealth Honors Academy Recipients Announced

Governor’s Scholars Recipients

Owensboro Catholic High School is proud to announce four juniors to the 2019 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars recipients.  Claire Hauke, Grace Hauke, Katie Hayden and Alex Scheithe have all been named Governor’s Scholars for the Summer of 2019.  This is a very prestigious 5 week program held at Kentucky colleges and universities to challenge and inspire some of Kentucky’s best and brightest. 

The Governor’s Scholars Program is predicated upon the belief that one of the Commonwealth’s greatest resources is its academically talented young people. Consequently, a five-week summer program for approximately 1,020 of Kentucky’s brightest rising high school seniors will be conducted this summer on three college campuses: Bellarmine University in Louisville, Centre College in Danville, and Morehead State University in Morehead.

The emphasis of the Governor’s Scholars Program is on the students’ development of critical thinking, adaptability, creativity, widened horizons, future-orientation, and constructive responses to the ambiguities of life. The curriculum of the Governor’s Scholars Program has been built with the recognition that talented students have a wide variety of interests and concerns. The curriculum provides opportunities to develop both general and specific intellectual skills and talents.

Congratulations ladies!  Job well done.


Commonwealth Honors Academy Recipient

OCHS junior, Spencer Osborne, has been selected to attend the Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State University this Summer.  He is one of 120 rising seniors from a 3 state area selected to the program.  The Commonwealth Honors Academy is a three-week academic enrichment experience held every June. Students live and learn with their peers and teachers from the area as they take college-level honors courses, take field trips that enrich classroom experiences, attend speakers and listen to professional artists perform and talk about their work, and participate in social and personal growth seminars.  Congratulations Spencer!