Senior Kathryn Sullivan named National Merit semifinalist

Kathryn Sullivan has been named a National Merit Scholarship Corporation semifinalist.

Senior Kathryn Sullivan has been named a National Merit Scholarship Corporation semifinalist.

An avid writer, science-minded academic, who is particularly fond of the chemical and materials sciences, and taekwondo practitioner, Summit Country Day School senior Kathryn Sullivan, Morrow, has been named a National Merit Scholarship Corporation semifinalist. 

Kathryn is among 16,000 semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program who are now in the running for about 7,500 National Merit scholarships worth more than $32 million.  

After her junior year, Kathryn’s outstanding performance on Advanced Placement (AP) tests earned her recognition as an AP Scholar with Honors by the College Board, because she had a 4.5 average out of 5 on four AP tests. She is a member of the National Honor Society (NHS). This spring, she helped the Summit’s Latin Club win another state championship after finishing first in Overall Points at Ohio Junior Classical League Convention. Among her many Latin awards, she had a perfect score on the National Latin Exam in 2017. 

She has held leadership roles in the school’s 2019 Hoxworth Blood Drive and serves as a liaison between the student Leadership Board and NHS. She is on the staff of Insight, the school’s student newspaper and participated in creative writing, Writer’s Salon, theater and numerous writing competitions. She is the founder of the school’s Dungeon’s and Dragons Club, serving as its dungeon master. She has learned American Sign Language. And she worked last summer at YMCA Camp Kern as a ranch counselor and lifeguard. 

She has competed in several taekwondo events and volunteered to keep the official scorebook and clock at weekly games for the Butlerville Athletic Association in Morrow for the past three seasons. By volunteering her hours, additional funds helped cover fees for underprivileged players. 

Kathryn is the daughter of Summit Lower School’s Math Specialist Michelle Sullivan. 

National Merit semifinalists are selected based on performance in the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test taken during their junior year. Finalists will be announced in the spring. In the past five years, 64 Summit students have been recognized by National Merit. 

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