35 Sacred Heart students earn international diplomas

sacredheartacademy-9.18.15-fThirty-five members of the Sacred Heart Academy class of 2016 have earned the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma awarded by the International Baccalaureate Organization based in Geneva, Switzerland.

“We are very proud of our 35 IB diploma recipients who have completed a rigorous curriculum based on critical reading, thinking, writing and application that enhances their understanding of our global society and prepares them to easily meet the challenges of the prestigious colleges they are attending,” said Mary Lee McCoy, principal of Sacred Heart.

According to a news release from the school, students earn an IB diploma by completing a rigorous curriculum of IB courses over two years, passing 25 hours of international exams, completing a minimum of 150 hours of CAS (creativity, action and service) and writing a 4,000-word essay.

One hundred percent of Sacred Heart’s 2016 IB diploma candidates earned the diploma. This compares to a rate of 80 percent in the world, the release said.

The recipients of these diplomas and the schools they plan to attend are:
Clare Blim (Centre College), Kate Brewer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Sophie Broyles (Centre College), Eleanor Crecelius (University of Southern California), Caroline Culver (University of Louisville), Avery DePaola (Ohio State University), Olivia Doyle (Clemson University), Emily Easterling (Vanderbilt University), Juliette Eddins (University of Kentucky), Kathryn Esselman (Northwestern University), Abigail Estes (University of Chicago), Damilola Fakunle (Wake Forest University), Sydney Fogo (University of Louisville), Abigail George (University of Notre Dame), Melanie Hedge (Clemson University), Stephanie Keller (Centre College), Shannon Link (Xavier University), Sarah Loheide (University of Kentucky), Sanjana Mahesh (Ohio State University), Shea Maloney (University of Georgia), Kerry Mullaney (University of Louisville), Jaclyn Ose (Samford University), Caroline Oyler (University of Virginia),
Kaycie Polk (Transylvania University), Mary Ramsey (Vanderbilt University), Nicole Repishti (Ohio State University), Emma Sears (University of Louisville), Bernadette Sommer (Clemson University), Elizabeth Steiner (University of Notre Dame), Jordan Tedesco (University of Cincinnati), Audrey Thomas (Kent State University), Martina Thurman (Northwestern University), Elizabeth Wahlstedt (Princeton University), Laura Walker (Xavier University) and Mary K. Wentzel (University of Notre Dame).

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