by S. Purdom
Photo cutline: (back row from left): Gayle Balentine, (grandmother), Dan Renick, (father), Chase Renick, (brother), Audrey Renick (sister), Thomas Renick (brother), Angel Renick (mother), Charlie Adams, (grandfather) and Janice Renick, grandmother. (front row from left): Dr. Warren Edminster, MSU executive director of honors college, Katherine Renick, and Dr. David Whaley, Dean of the MSU College of Education and Human Services.
Murray, Ky., May 5--- Katherine Renick, a Murray High School senior, signed the Murray State University Presidential Fellowship commitment in a special ceremony held inside the MHS Library.
MSU Representatives of Murray State University traveled to Murray High School for the official signing. The Presidential Fellowship is a full-ride scholarship that covers tuition, housing, and meals for up to eight semesters. Fellows must be in the MSU Honors College and must complete five hours of undergraduate research under the guidance of a faculty mentor for each week of the term of the Fellowship.
The MHS Student Council president, Renick is member of National Honors Society, French and Spanish Club, a Leadership Tomorrow graduate and a former Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Ambassador.
Chosen this year as one of 16 Kentucky High School students, Renick is serving a one-year term as a member of the Student Advisory Council for the Kentucky Commissioner of Education, Stephen Pruitt. This group meets with the commissioner and Kentucky Department of Education staff to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting public school students throughout Kentucky and provide feedback – from a student perspective – on critical issues impacting Kentucky students and schools.
The president of the MHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter, Renick also served as manager for the MHS Lady Tiger Basketball Team
Renick will be pursuing a degree in Education at MSU.