Catherine Gorey, a 2017 graduate of Darien High School and the daughter of Steve and Cynthia Gorey, has received the P.E.O. STAR scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year sponsored by P.E.O. Chapter L, Darien.

The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and potential for future success. Gorey has served as president of the Youth Community Fund, completed a local literacy project for the Gold Award in Girl Scouts, and swam competitively for her school's varsity swim team. Additionally, she won first and third places in the Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair for research projects, and is a member of the Darien High National Honor and National Science Honor Societies.

Gorey will be attending Cornell University this fall where she will study Human Development.

The P.E.O. sisterhood is an International philanthropic and educational organization that promotes increased educational opportunities for women. Visit www.peointernational.org.