Whether it is lessons in the classroom, athletics, the arts, service or community events, there is always something exciting happening at Ursuline Academy. Read all about it in the Life on Lowder Street Blog!
Eleni Haberis '15 was named a finalist in the 2014 Boston GLOW (Girls Leadership|Organized Women) IGNITE Change essay contest that asked the question: "If you had $1000, what could you change for women and girls in your community and how would you do it?" She won a $1,000 college scholarship and an iPad for her essay on building self esteem through positive body image. Eleni's essay will be posted soon at www.bostonglow.org.
Sophomore Jackie Gonzalez will be competing in the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championship National Finals to be held on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the historic Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, home of the Masters Tournament. Jackie is one of 88 junior golfers from across the US and Canada to qualify, and she will be representing New England in the Girls 14-15 age group. The competition will be nationally televised live on the Golf Channel on Sunday, April 6th from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Tune in and look for Jackie carrying her Ursuline Academy golf bag!
Anna Splitz '15 won first place at the Baystate Winter Games fiqure skating competition, held on March 21-23. Anna earned first place for Artistic Freestyle, and now qualifies for the 2015 State Games of America figure skating competition in Omaha, Nebraska.
Ten hardy Ursuline teachers and staff members donned the school uniform today, making good on their pledge to dress as students in reward for the girls' amazing effort to raise $2,000 for the Maranyundo Girls School in Rwanda. Reports that an eleventh teacher (a male with a name beginning with 'K') also dressed in plaid remain unconfirmed. Eleni Haberis '15 was selected by the junior class to serve as acting Assistant Principal for the day.
Dr. Muldoon chronicled her experience as a student below:
5:25 am: Awaken and consider wardrobe options. Remember that I will wear the uniform and hit snooze button.
6:15 am: Decide not to wear uniform during commute lest accident occur and awkward questions arise. Wear jeans to work, rejoicing.
7:25 am: Don skirt. Am astonished to learn that it is an empire waist garment. Breathing impaired. See flashing lights.
7:28 am: Regain consciousness. Pass out again immediately upon catching sight of self in mirror.
7:55 am: Remove non-regulation fleece, jeers of students echoing in ears. Ask them "if you cut me, do I not bleed." Erudite reference fails to produce desired effect.
8:20 am: Remind self of Percy Weasley of Harry Potter books. Think I am becoming a Tory.
9:00 am: Draft on back of legs unbearable, and possibly giving me rickets. Borrow tights from kind colleague.
10:20 am: Hungry, so hungry. Eating physically impossible given waistline constraint.
11: 47 am: Longest day of life, ever. Not in a good way.
1:13 pm: Attend English class. Bet Lady MacBeth did not attend all girls Catholic school.
2:30 pm: Proclaim a Day of Liberation to Captives and don jeans and sweatshirt. Girls in Rwanda, this one was for you.
Kudos to all of our students, teachers and staff during this collaborative effort known as the "Star Wars Game." Having the teachers dress as students for the day was the brain-child of Student Body Vice President Ciara Byrne '14. All in all, it was a festive day at Ursuline. Even the puppies were in plaid!