Record Staff Report
Thirty-two members of the Sacred Heart Academy class of 2019 have earned an 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.
All of Sacred Heart’s 2019 candidates earned the diploma, compared to 78 percent worldwide, the release said.
The recipients of these diplomas and the schools they plan to attend are:
Meredith Barnes, University of Alabama Tuscaloosa; Kiera Anne Bates, Saint Louis University; Allison Bauer, Vanderbilt University; Kathryn Boroughs, University of South Carolina Columbia; Keely Burns, University of Cincinnati; Natalie Chou, Duke University; Elise Coughlan, Belmont University; Mikayla Crumbo, Baylor University; Margaret Cunningham, University of Kentucky; Helen Daly, Saint Louis University; Lilly Parisa Deljoo, University of California Los Angeles; Elizabeth Marie DeLozier, Western Kentucky University; Margaret Dick, University of the South Sewanee; Ashley Durik, Cornell University; Olivia Fogo, University of South Carolina Upstate; Estelle Gabriel, Southern Methodist University; Elizabeth Gannon, Western Kentucky University; Mary Catherine Geddie, University of Dallas; Mary Katherine Harty, University of Cincinnati; Eleanor Hinkebein, Centre College; Ihechiluru Chinyere Igwe, University of Toledo; Ella Janson, Loyola University Chicago; Lainey Johnson, Boston College; Lilly Landenwich, Miami University of Ohio; Eva Larch, Tulane University; Kate Elizabeth McLarney, University of Kentucky; Lillian Peters; University of Georgia; Brooke Simone Rechenberg, San Diego State University; Julie Ries, Arizona State University; Ashlyn Vale, Western Kentucky University; Ella Vap, Tulane University; and Taylor Whitlock, Centre College.