IC Catholic Prep Student Spotlight
Cate is one of eleven recipients of the Monsignor Plunkett Distinguished Scholar Award – Class of 2020. This honor is the highest academic award given to ICCP senior students to honor their outstanding achievements and their commitment to academic excellence.
The University of Wisconsin, Madison, is Cate’s top choice, and she looks forward to studying psychology. She hopes to continue her postsecondary studies in psychology and then pursue a career where she can use her degree and also make positive changes in the criminal justice system.
She received acceptance to the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; the University of Cincinnati, the University of Dayton, the University of Iowa, and the University of Colorado, Boulder with scholarships and other financial assistance.
In her four years at IC Catholic Prep, Cate participated in numerous extracurricular activities, including leadership roles as the captain of the tennis and basketball teams. She was also active in the National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society, theater, drama club, Student Council, and the Knights of the Roundtable (KORT).
She came to IC Catholic Prep from Visitation Catholic School.
Cate is a 2020 Illinois State Scholar. She describes her time in sports as some of the most memorable experiences at IC Catholic Prep. “Here at IC Catholic Prep, I was able to form strong bonds with my peers, but even more deeply with my tennis and basketball teammates. They are my family and I will forever cherish our time on and off the courts.”