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Saint Ursula Academy Announces National Merit Students for 2015-2016!

Saint Ursula Academy Announces National Merit Students for 2015-2016!

Cincinnati, Ohio – October 20, 2015 - Saint Ursula Academy is proud to announce several students were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for 2015-2016. Five (5) Saint Ursula Academy seniors earned honors as National Merit Semifinalists, eight (8) SUA students are National Merit Commended Students, and two (2) were honored in the National Merit Hispanic Recognition Program.

The semifinalists finished in the top 1% of students nationwide who took that PSAT exam as juniors. These academically talented high school seniors will continue in the competition. They are among 16,000 semifinalists who will have an opportunity to compete next spring for 7,400 Merit Scholarship awards worth more than $32-million. Finalists will be notified in February 2016 and National Merit Scholarships will be offered in March 2016.

The Semifinalists are:
Anna Feldkamp of Anderson Twp.
Emma Maliborski of Green Twp.
Maria Racadio of Madeira
Shelby Schwarz of Hyde Park
Gabrielle Silvestri of Liberty Twp.

Eight SUA students are National Merit Commended Students, meaning they finished in the top 5% of students nationwide.

The Commended Students are:
Rachel Fagan of Loveland
Karly Hofmann of Delhi
Maureen Owens of Anderson
Emma Reginelli of Montgomery
Elisa Russell of Pierce Twp.
Cathryn Schoeppner of Price Hill
Margaret Schroeder of Cleves
Caroline Spurr of Indian Hill

Saint Ursula is proud of the two students who also earned recognition in the National Merit Hispanic Recognition Program.

They are:
Rachel Fagan of Loveland
Elisa Russell of Pierce Twp.

“Our students choose Saint Ursula Academy for its consistent high standard of academic excellence knowing the curriculum and co-curricular activities are designed to unlock the potential in each one of them; academically, socially and spiritually. We are very proud of these students and of their hard work to meet their academic goals,” said Saint Ursula Academy Principal Craig Maliborski.

St. Ursula Academy teachers and students work together to participate in an educational process that promotes critical thinking, problem solving techniques, and higher level thinking. All are necessary elements for success on the PSAT test, which determines those chosen for the National Merit Program in all of the categories.

Saint Ursula Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory, secondary school for young women known for academic excellence and rich tradition. St. Ursula welcomes students from more than 80 grade schools in the Greater Cincinnati area. In 2002 the Academy was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School. The campus, located at 1339 E. McMillan Street in East Walnut Hills has been the home of St. Ursula Academy and Convent since 1910. The class of 2015 earned college scholarships totaling nearly $20-million.

Photo Caption:
Front Row: Maria Racadio, Emma Maliborski, Gabrielle Silvestri, Shelby Schwarz, Margaret Schroeder, Cathryn Schoeppner, and Maureen Owens.
Back Row: Emma Reginelli, Rachel Fagan, Anna Feldkamp, Caroline Spurr, Elisa Russell, Karly Hofman