Kat McGrory '05 was a recipient of the 2009 National Awards for Education Reporting, a prestigious national competition for education writing. She was awarded second place in the “Large Media- Series or Group of Articles” category for her three part series, titled “School on the Brink,” for the Miami Herald about Florida’s failing school systems. The contest rewards the best education reporting in print and broadcast media. A total of 334 entries were judged in this year’s contest.
McGrory graduated from Hamilton with a double concentration in Spanish and economics. She spend her junior year abroad with Hamilton’s Academic Year in Spain, was involved in various community service projects, wrote for The Spectator and was a sister in the Kappa Sigma Alpha sorority. After Hamilton, she went on to receive a masters of science in journalism from Columbia University in 2006.