Three SUA Students Recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation
St. Ursula Academy

St. Ursula Academy is proud to announce that three seniors have earned high honors from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their performance on the Practice SAT (PSAT).

Katie Amend earned Semi-Finalist honors. Her score places her in the top 16,000 students in the nation and offers her scholarship opportunities for higher education. She is the daughter of Eric and Lisa Amend of Perrysburg.

Katie has completed eight Advanced Placement courses and is currently in two more. In addition to taking a rigorous courseload, she is the vice president of SUA’s National Honor Society, a four-year member of the Mock Trial team, a volunteer for the Toledo Labre Program, and a member of Campus Ministry. Katie will apply to universities such as Georgetown, Columbia, Harvard, and Vanderbilt this fall.

Grace Perry and Katie Buerk earned Commended Student honors, placing them in the top 50,000 students who took the PSAT when eligible.

Grace Perry will complete 10 AP courses by graduation, including one independent course. She previously attended Sylvania Timberstone Junior High. She is the daughter of Eric and Jennifer Perry. Grace is a member of the Spanish Club and Environmental Club, as well as a Student Ambassador. As a student-athlete, she has competed in Track and Field and on the Crew team. She has volunteered for the Toledo Labre Program. Grace will apply to several universities, including University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Virginia, and Dartmouth College.

Katie Buerk will complete eight AP courses by graduation. She attended St. Joan of Arc parish school before enrolling at SUA. She is the daughter of Brandon and Nadiya Buerk. She serves as a Student Ambassador, participates on the Diversity Advisory Committee, is active in numerous Campus Ministry activities, and performs in musicals. Katie plans to apply to Ohio State University and Georgia Tech, among other universities.


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