Catherine was chosen from nearly 10,000 applicants.
The NHS Scholarship program is supported by NHS’s parent organization, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
Catherine founded the Spanish Translation Project, an initiative to translate the Pennsylvania common core biology and health curricula into Spanish.
The project has grown to have more than 100 continuing users, and the initiative was expanded to the Pennsylvania Department of Education and to University of Pennsylvania’s ACTION tutoring program.
Catherine is a gifted cellist and serves in a number of leadership roles at her school, including Champion Ambassador for The Giving Tree Service Organization; president of Girl Up, a United Nations initiative aimed at providing relief to women across the world in poverty; and as a member of the North Penn High School superintendent’s student council.
“For 100 years, we have recognized our outstanding students for their hard work and dedication to their communities,” said NASSP CEO Ronn Nozoe. “In the midst of a global pandemic that has disrupted almost all facets of everyday life, it’s inspiring and uplifting to see the incredible work of our students who strive each day to make sure their communities are a better place for all. We’re so proud that we can invest in Catherine’s future and the other talented and compassionate leaders.”
PHOTO CAP: Catherine Cavanaugh