Student Profile:
Katherine Quirk, 18
Holy Innocents Episcopal School, senior

Katherine Quirk, 18, daughter of Marty and Janet Quirk of Sandy Springs, has excelled academically, athletically and as a volunteer within her community.

A senior at Holy Innocents Episcopal School (HIES), Quirk recently received awards for AP Government, AP Physics, Scholar Athlete and General Excellence. Last year she received awards for AP English and the AP Scholar with Honors Award. She has also made the Headmaster’s list every semester of her high school career.

Quirk’s involvement in organizations includes peer counseling, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, student guide/ambassador and Spirit Club. Twice she has accompanied Holy Innocents’ Church members on mission trips.

From an athletic standpoint, Quirk has played varsity softball for the last four years during which time she achieved the Softball Coach’s Award and lead as a team captain in her senior year. She’s played varsity lacrosse for three years and received the Best Midfielder Award as a junior and was a team captain as a senior. Quirk has also been a cheerleader for four years and received the Coach’s Award as a sophomore, Best All Around Cheerleader as a freshman and senior and was a team captain this last year.

Additionally, Quirk made the Homecoming Court as a freshman and senior and this last year received a nomination for the HIES Wendy’s Heisman.

Quirk has one older brother, Daniel, and a younger sister, Allison.

What’s Next:

Quirk plans to attend the the Honors College at the University of Georgia. She is undecided on a major, but is considering business/marketing and/or pre-med with a focus on dermatology. It is her intention to explore as many opportunities as she can before she graduates college.

“I want to become successful, but I want to keep the same values I have,” Quirk said. “I really want to make the most of college – study abroad, do a lot of traveling, make a lot of good friends and take every opportunity I can in life for those years.”

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