An academic standout, science researcher and leader at The Summit Country Day School, senior Caroline Kubicki, Montgomery, has been named a semifinalist in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Corporation Program.
Part of the mission of The Summit is to challenge every student to share fully the gifts that have been given to them by God. Caroline works to do just that, filling her time with academic pursuits, athletic exploits and community service.
During her time as a student at The Summit, Caroline has completed numerous honors and Advanced Placement courses. Her senior slate is no different in terms of curriculum, and she maintains a sterling grade point average.
Her list of academic extracurricular activities includes the mock trial team (won a most valuable attorney award in trial competition), the academic team, playing piano in the Royal Conservatory Music Program and The Summit Country Day School Science Research Institute (SRI).
She has also served as a Kairos leader.
Through the SRI, Caroline studied astrophysics with Marco Fatuzzo, Ph.D. at Xavier University. She also had the opportunity to present her and Dr. Fatuzzo’s findings at the Xavier University College of Arts and Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Caroline’s interest in the sciences has also led her to a variety of different programs during previous summers. During her freshman and sophomore year, she was enrolled in the University of Cincinnati Women in Engineering & Applied Science Summer Camp, the Wake Forest University Biosciences & Engineering Institute and the Georgetown University Medical Institute.
In her freshman and sophomore years, she was a member of the varsity field hockey and lacrosse teams.
In The Summit’s Upper School, a student is required to perform 48 hours of community service. As of Oct. 30, Caroline has already eclipsed that number with more than 120 service hours. She has spent time playing piano for residents at Seasons Nursing Home and helped fundraise for the Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) Foundation.
Caroline is one of 13 students at The Summit who have received recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. As a whole, they represent 12 percent of this year’s graduating class.