Newport Central Catholic Sophomore Selected for Governor's School for the Arts (GSA)

Newport Central Catholic High School sophomore selected for

Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA)

 The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts provides hands-on arts opportunities for the state’s talented high school students who are dancers, actors, musicians, creative writers, future architects or visual artists.  This year, sophomore Matthew Froendhoff has been selected to participate in this wonderful program in the discipline of Visual Art. 

GSA’s primary components include a three-week summer residency program at Centre College 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, exciting field trips, and special arts events. 

 “Matthew is ridiculously innovative and creative….his intellectual curiosity and problem solving skills are through the roof, and these qualities are evidenced by his sculptures and “costumes” he creates….”

“Matthew is ridiculously innovative and creative….his intellectual curiosity and problem solving skills are through the roof, and these qualities are evidenced by his sculptures and “costumes” he creates….”

Mr. Jim Doerflein, Art Teacher at Newport Central Catholic High School notes, “GSA is a competition for sophomores and juniors, and Matthew is one of only a handful of sophomores I’ve ever had win. 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% 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.