Twenty-eight members of the Sacred Heart Academy class of 2018 have earned the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma awarded by the International Baccalaureate Organization based in Geneva, Switzerland.
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 2018 IB diploma candidates earned the diploma. This compares to a rate of 78 percent in the world, the release said.
The recipients of these diplomas and the schools they plan to attend are:
Abby Birk, Johns Hopkins University; Kathleen Blim, Centre College; Ashley Brangers, Centre College; Ruby Diffey (University of Louisville), Rosemary Dong (Northwestern University), Isabella Estes (Centre College), Eva Farrar (University of North Carolina), Gabriella Floro (Centre College), Caroline Hamilton (Georgetown University), Jane Harris (Colorado College), Zoe Hert (University of Kentucky), Elizabeth Heuser (University of Georgia), Catherine Hofmeister (University of Louisville), Jordan Horan (University of Dayton), Lucy Hubbs (Western Kentucky University), Ella Johnson (Washington University St. Louis), Jessica Julian (University of Louisville), Sarah Kiaras-Attari (University of Edinburgh), Erika Kupper (University of Dayton), Alyssa Meiman (Ohio State University), Elianna Pecha (Miami University of Ohio), Ellen Phelps (Western Kentucky University), Emily Raque (St. Louis University), Jennifer Riddle (Purdue University), Cierra Scott (Mercer University), Caroline Tafel (Colorado College), Taylor Utter (University of South Carolina) and Lillian Williams (St. Louis University).