Simon Durland is headed to Penn State this fall where he will major in actuarial science. Simon’s teachers describe him as a “highly intelligent, generous, diversely talented and a diligent young man.” He earned a 3.85 GPA at St. Mary’s High School. His achievements include: Saints Scholarship for Leadership in Sports, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal for Outstanding Math Student, Parvis Scholar, National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, and Student Athletes in Leadership. He also volunteers his time tutoring a 4th grade student with mental and physical disabilities to help him improve his math skills. He prepares and serves dinner at the Lighthouse Shelter. He also served with a temporary shelter program during Covid winter relief. He visits the homebound, serves as a liturgist, and cleans the sanctuary and pews at St. Mary’s for the Campus Care program.