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Saint Ursula Academy Announces 8 National Merit Students for 2016-2017!

Saint Ursula Academy Announces 8 National Merit Students for 2016-2017!

Cincinnati, Ohio – September 30, 2016 - Saint Ursula Academy is proud to announce the National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognized eight students from Saint Ursula Academy for 2016-2017. Two Saint Ursula Academy seniors earned honors as National Merit semifinalists and six SUA students are National Merit commended students.

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 7,500 Merit Scholarship awards worth more than $33-million. Finalists will be notified in February 2017 and National Merit Scholarships will be offered in spring 2017.

The Semifinalists are:
Leah Grabowski of Hyde Park
Sophia Heller of Anderson Twp.


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

The Commended Students are:
Ashley Davis of Anderson Twp.
Catherine Dieckman of Indian Hill
Emilie Kilfoil of Anderson Twp.
Julia Maltbie of Mariemont
Lilian Mannix of Hyde Park
Katherine Schlaak of Pierce Twp.


“We are incredibly proud of these young women,” said Saint Ursula Academy Principal Craig Maliborski. “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 congratulate these students for their hard work to meet their academic goals.”

Saint 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. Saint Ursula welcomes students from more than 90 grade schools in the Greater Cincinnati area. The Academy is 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. 86% of the Class of 2016 earned college scholarships totaling more than $22-million.
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