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Kathleen Tirador has an expansive list of accomplishments in and out of the classroom and is set to graduate from Miller Place High School this week.

Name: Kathleen Tirador - Age 17

School: - 12th grade

Accomplishments: Kathleen will be graduating from Miller Place High School this week and headed to the University of Rochester in the fall. While a student at the high school, Kathleen took eleven Advanced Placement, College or Honors classes. Her success on the Advanced Placement exams earned her recognition from the College Board as an Advanced Placement Scholar.  

She received the award for General Academic Excellence for each of her four years by maintaining a grade point average of 95 or greater. As a freshman, Kathleen received the Award for Excellence in Concert Chorus and as a sophomore took second place in the Long Island Business Teachers Association (LIBTA) Competition. As a senior, she took second place in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Suffolk County Division's economics written test.

Kathleen was a member of the Select Chorus and the Instrumental Jazz Ensemble, playing the piano. She participated in the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) competition on the piano during 9th and 10th grades. She is also a member of the National Fraternity of Student Musicians/Piano Guild and a member of the Janiuay Association of North Americans, a Filipino-American cultural organization.

Kathleen played on the badminton team and was a member of the Service Club, the Foreign Language Honor Society for Spanish and the National Honor Society.  She served in the leadership role as historian for the FBLA and was a member of the Drama Club performing in the ensemble for productions of RENT, Curtains, Fiddler on the Roof and Sweeney Todd. She is also a member of the International Thespian Society.

Kathleen volunteers her time singing in Youth Choir and as a John T. Mather Hospital volunteer.  She earned the St. Louis De Montfort Scholarship as well as the John T. Mather Auxiliary Scholarship.

The senior currently works at . She plans to major in biology as a student at the University of Rochester with plans to pursue a career in medicine.

Helen Partlow June 21, 2012 at 05:25 PM
she sounds wonderful and must be applauded for her many accomplishments thus far in life. her family also must be applauded for raising this bright girl in a nurturing household that prides itself on knowledge and achieving such wonderful goals.


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