Junior Natalie Donlan has many interests that she pursues at Scecina. Besides being a Top 10 student academically, she played volleyball and was a cheerleader while also being involved in Baking Club, Key Club, Student Ambassadors and National Honor Society.
Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.
By Cari Gallagher '93
Name: Natalie Donlan
Grade School: Holy Spirit
Favorite School Subject: Choir
Favorite Books: "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton, "Copper Sun" by Sharon M. Draper
Favorite Quote: “Worry ends when faith in God begins.”
Academic Honors: President’s Academic Excellence Award (2014, 2015, 2016), Scecina Scholar Athlete (2014, 2015, 2016), Academic All-Conference – Cheerleading 2016, National Honor Society
Crusader Natalie Donlan is grateful for the experiences in faith formation available at Scecina Memorial High School. “Prayer, weekly Mass, and daily Catholic Theology classes – all of these opportunities have enhanced my learning experience” Natalie says.
Natalie is making the most of her high school experience by becoming involved in the diverse courses and co-curricular activities offered at Scecina. She is an excellent student, ranked 9th in her class with a 4.15 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
Natalie also is an accomplished athlete. This school year she played JV volleyball for the Crusaders. During the winter sports season she was a varsity basketball cheerleader.
Natalie belongs to the Scecina Baking Club, Key Club, Student Ambassadors, and National Honor Society.
As her senior year approaches, Natalie is undecided on her college plans. She is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and might incorporate that passion into her career plans. Natalie is also a pro-life advocate and intends to crusade for the cause.
Natalie is the daughter of Jean (Kriech) Donlan ’85 and Jim Donlan. Jean is Director of Community Engagement for Scecina and moderator of the baking club. Jim is a veteran with the Indianapolis Fire Department. He owns and operates the Westside Bait Shop as well. The Donlans have three other children: Mitchell ’15, Julia ’19, and Stuart ’21.
Posted on Thu, May 19, 2016
by Beth Murphy