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Holy Child Student Named National Merit Semifinalist

Chappaqua resident Caitlin Hogan has been named a Semifinalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Thanks to the School of the Holy Child for submitting this information:  School of the Holy Child senior and Chappaqua resident Caitlin Hogan is among the roughly 16,000 high school students named a Semifinalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Chosen on the basis of high scores on the Preliminary SAT, the semifinalists represent less than 1 percent of high school seniors nationwide.

Having entered Holy Child as a fifth grader, Caitlin Hogan has taken advantage of every opportunity that the School affords. She has honed her skills as an athlete, participated in service trips to New Orleans, and organized the Holy Child team for the annual Polar Plunge in support of the Special Olympics. Caitlin is a regular cast member in Holy Child’s Winter Musical, including last year’s Annie, a contributor to the School newspaper and literary magazine, and is also involved with running the School’s Gryphon Film Festival. Caitlin has consistently been an Honor Roll student, and her current course load includes AP English Literature, American Government and Politics, Advanced Physics, Economics, Advanced Spanish, Modern American Women, Creative Writing, and Religion. She completed five AP courses last year, including AP Calculus BC, and this year is enrolled in both Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations through Holy Child’s consortium membership with the Online School for Girls.

“I have seen Caitlin grow into a thoughtful, confident, engaged, and driven young woman,” said Kim Calhoun, director of the arts and Caitlin’s faculty advisor at School of the Holy Child. “I am certain that wherever the road takes her, whatever path she chooses, she will devote her time and energy to something bigger than herself, and make the world a little better than she found it.”

Harrison resident and Holy Child Class of 2012 graduate Nikki Erlick was a National Merit Finalist last spring.

About School of the Holy Child

School of the Holy Child in Rye, NY, established in 1904, is a Catholic, independent, college-preparatory school for young women in grades 5-12. Inspired by the ideals of Cornelia Connelly, founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, the School was established to educate young women to “meet the wants of the age” and to foster “joy in teaching and joy in learning.” Through its challenging curriculum and extra-curricular programs, School of the Holy Child is committed to developing the inherent talents of each individual. The School currently enrolls students from 70 communities throughout Westchester, Putnam, Bronx, New York, and Fairfield Counties. For more information about the School, contact (914) 967-5622 or visit www.holychildrye.org.

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