Celebrating IB Diploma Success at Sacred Heart Academy

Thirty-two recent graduates of Sacred Heart Academy celebrate their success as results for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme are published across the world. SHA IB Diploma students are heading to 26 different schools including Cornell University, Vanderbilt University, St. Louis University, Duke University, the University of California – Los Angeles, as well as all the major state schools.

The following students earned the prestigious IB Diploma by completing a rigorous two-year curriculum of IB courses, satisfactorily passing 25 hours of international examinations, completing a minimum of 150 hours of Creativity, Action and Service (CAS), and writing a 4000-word extended essay on a topic of their choice under the guidance of a faculty member. Sacred Heart Academy’s 100% pass rate for the IB Diploma is well above the global pass rate of 78%.

Sacred Heart Academy has been offering the International Baccalaureate’s IB Diploma Programme since 1999, with a lifetime pass rate of 96.9%. The programme is designed to give students a broad, well-rounded international education and the skills needed for success at university and beyond. These students join the 64,740 students earning the IB Diploma this year in more than 143 countries around the world.


Sacred Heart Academy Class of 2019 students earning their IB Diploma and the colleges and universities each will enter this year are as follows:


Meredith Barnes (University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa)
Kiera Anne Bates (Saint Louis University)
Allison Bauer (Vanderbilt University)
Kathryn Boroughs (University of South Carolina – Columbia)
Keely Burns (University of Cincinnati)
Natalie Chou (Duke University)
Elise Coughlan (Belmont University)
Mikayla Crumbo (Baylor University)
Margaret Cunningham (University of Kentucky)
Helen Daly (Saint Louis University)
Lilly Parisa Deljoo (University of California – Los Angeles)
Elizabeth Marie DeLozier (Western Kentucky University)
Margaret Dick (University of the South – Sewanee)
Ashley Durik (Cornell University)
Olivia Fogo (University of South Carolina – Upstate)
Estelle Gabriel (Southern Methodist University)
Elizabeth Gannon (Western Kentucky University)
Mary Catherine Geddie (University of Dallas)
Mary Katherine Harty (University of Cincinnati)
Eleanor Hinkebein (Centre College)
Ihechiluru Chinyere Igwe (University of Toledo)
Ella Janson (Loyola University – Chicago)
Lainey Johnson (Boston College)
Lilly Landenwich (Miami University of Ohio)
Eva Larch (Tulane University)
Kate Elizabeth McLarney (University of Kentucky)
Lillian Peters (University of Georgia)
Brooke Simone Rechenberg (San Diego State University)
Julie Ries (Arizona State University)
Ashlyn Vale (Western Kentucky University)
Ella Vap (Tulane University)
Taylor Whitlock (Centre College)


This year, according to the International Baccalaureate website, “over 169,000 students across the world celebrated receiving their International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP) results. These students will join a community of over 1.85 million graduates, in 153 countries, who have all demonstrated the knowledge, skills and determination to address our greatest challenges.”