At Monday night's Henry County Public Schools Board of Education meeting, Interim Superintendent Sonny Fentress recognized HCHS and iLead Academy student Daniel Brooks, who has been accepted into the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics.
The Craft Academy, located on the campus of Morehead State University, is a dual-credit residential high school for academically exceptional students. Craft Academy provides students with a postsecondary residential experience to complete their junior and senior years of high school by enrolling in college courses. The Craft Academy's purpose is to meet the unique educational needs of academically gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors in the Commonwealth. The academic rigor of the Craft Academy challenges students to excel at their highest level through project-based STEM+X courses and hands-on learning experiences, with emphasis on innovation, design and creativity, and civic and regional engagement. The cost of tuition, housing and a meal plan at Craft Academy are free for Brooks, who said he intends to pursue a career in engineering.