Catherine “Katie” O’Toole has proven herself to be a leader during her time at IHA. During her four years, she built a well-rounded resume, taking on leadership roles in many major clubs. This includes her position as President of Student Council and Vice President of Model UN. She is also a part of the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, and Spanish Honor Society. She is also a member of Kindness Above Malice. While she is not yet sure of her true passion, she knows that she enjoys helping others and protecting animals.
Along with all of these activities within IHA, Katie has shown her leadership and devotion to her faith within her community. She is currently an altar server and CCD teacher at St. Joseph’s Parish. She has formed a bond with religion teacher Sister Margaret, who describes Katie as “fun-loving, responsible and willing to take on challenges.” Sister Margaret also says, “She is compassionate and willing to go the extra mile for others.”
Among all of the her clubs and societies, Katie considers her favorite part of her high school experience to be the people. She remarks on the sense of community that she feels at IHA. Specifically, Katie will remember daily locker breaks at IHA, where 200 girls could get together, sprawled out on the floor, to eat and talk. What is a better example of the IHA community Katie has grown to love?
Among one of her favorite memories at IHA is the week of the Senior Talent show. From rehearsal and the performance on Wednesday night to the Senior Retreat on Thursday and Friday, she felt the week brought the senior class together leading up to their graduation.
Katie will be attending Boston College in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences in the fall as an undecided major. In fact, she considers her acceptance to Boston College to be her proudest accomplishment. After college, Katie’s eventual goal is to attend graduate school, possibly law school.
Of course, we are certain of Katie’s success in the future. We wish her the best of luck and know she will find her passion in the coming years. With her leadership capabilities and the opportunities she will receive at Boston College, we look forward to seeing what the future brings for her! Katie, remember that you can do anything you set your mind to and that you will always be welcome at IHA.
By: Kaitlyn Brown’19, Social Media Chair