IC Catholic Prep is proud to announce that seniors Kaitlyn Grady and Robert Vitek, both from Elmhurst, have been named finalists in the 62nd Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Both Grady and Vitek met all requirements to advance the finalist standing and will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered in 2017.
The selection of some 7,500 Merit Scholarship winners from the group of more than 15,000 finalists is now in progress. In March, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation will begin mailing scholarship offers to the winners. Four major news media announcements of Merit Scholars designees will be made by MNSC in April, May, June, and July.
Kaitlyn Grady is a high honors student who serves as President of the Business Professionals of America Club, Spanish Club, and Model United Nations. She is the Editor of the Yearbook and the Knight Times school newspaper. In addition, Kaitlyn is a member of the Math Team, WYSE Team, National Honor Society, Engineering Club, Knights Ambassadors, and Students of the Cenacle. As a member of the Knights Girls Soccer Team, Kaitlyn has also earned both Academic All-Conference and All-Conference honors. She plans on studying Chemical Engineering Vanderbilt University, University of Alabama, or Georgia Institute of Technology.
Robert Vitek is a high honors student who serves as a Kairos leader, Editor of the Knight Times school newspaper, and co-captain of the 2016 IHSA Class 3A State Champion Football Team. He is also a member of the WYSE Team, Math Team, National Honor Society, Student Council, Business Professionals of America Club, Engineering Club, and Students of the Cenacle. In addition to football, Robert is a member of the lacrosse and hockey teams where he has earned Academic All-Conference awards. Robert is planning to pursue either an engineering or medical degree at Stanford University, Vanderbilt University or the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.