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Newport Catholic Student Chosen for Governor's School for the Arts

Newport Central Catholic sophomore Matthew Froendhoff has been selected to participate in the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts.

He was chosen for visual art.

GSA’s primary components include a three-week summer residency program at Centre College in Danville where students are immersed in a rigorous curriculum. GSA provides students the opportunity to develop as an artist and as an advocate for the arts.     

Over 1,400 students audition for GSA each year and approximately 255 students are selected to attend for GSA, an honor which includes the opportunity to learn from gifted faculty, performances, field trips, and special arts events. 

“GSA is a competition for sophomores and juniors, and Matthew is one of only a handful of sophomores I’ve ever had win," said Jim Doerflein, New Cath art teacher. "Frankly, this is no real surprise. His drawings are wonderful, and they readily display his aptitude and potential. Matthew is ridiculously innovative and creative, the latter being a much overused term, but 100 percent appropriate in this case!

"His intellectual curiosity and problem-solving skills are through the roof, and these qualities are evidenced by his sculptures and costumes he creates, all pointing to his extreme intelligence. Over and above all of this, however, Matthew is one of the most sensitive, positive people, student or otherwise, that I know. I am thrilled for Matthew and his whole family!”

Matthew is the son of Angi and Scott Froendhoff of St. Therese Parish. 

-Staff report

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