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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!

Three Students Place First in New England Regional Oireachtas

Marie Gormley '18, Norah O'Toole '18, and Maeve O'Toole '20 competed in the 2014 New England Regional Oireachtas for Irish Step Dancing on behalf of the Heavey-Quinn Academy of Irish Dance. In the competition, these three girls, along with their 13 other teammates, came in first place in figure choreography group dance. The Oireachtas brings the best Irish dancers from across New England for this annual competition. By winning, the Heavey-Quinn team will now go on and compete against the rest of the world in Montreal, Canada in the Irish Step Dancing World Championships this coming Spring, 2015. Congratulations ladies!



Posted by efazekas in Arts on Thursday December 4 at 03:56PM
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2015 Feed the Homeless Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Ursuline Academy students Kathleen Ryan '19, Olivia Ryan '20, and Madison Sanders '20 volunteered their time on Wednesday November 26 to help feed a Thanksgiving dinner to over 500 homeless and mentally disabled individuals. The event, in its eleventh year, is held annually at Florian Hall in Dorchester the day before Thanksgiving and is sponsored by Boston Firefighters Local 718 and Massport in conjunction with State Senator Linda Dorcena-Fory. The annual event was founded by Billy Higgins of South Boston, who has spent his life advocating for those in need. It provides guests a full turkey dinner with all the fixings, along with live entertainment provided by Bob Fowkes. In attendance was Governor-Elect Charlie Baker, State Senator Linda Dorcena-Fory, Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn, and founder Billy Higgins.

Posted by efazekas in Service on Thursday December 4
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Line Design Project

 Here are just a few of the amazing "line designs" designed and created by Ms. Joseph's Geometry classes.  Each design is made 100% from straight lines arranged in myriad ways!



Posted by efazekas in Academics on Friday November 14 at 12:06PM
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Catherine Rockett '15 Selected for ATA Championship Tournament

Senior Catherine Rockett was recently selected to play in the Annual American Tennis Association Junior National Championship held from August 2-9 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Catherine was selected from Sportsmen's Tennis and Education Center in Dorchester to play 18 and Under singles and doubles. Participating in this tournament were prestigious clubs from across the United States. This annual tournament has served to promote cultural understanding and national diplomacy for 97 years.  Pictured are Catherine (lower right) with her Sportsmen's Tennis teammates and coaches.

Posted by efazekas in Athletics on Friday September 26 at 08:39AM
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Senior Scholarships and Awards

At graduation and the related ceremonies of Baccalaureate Mass and Class Day, many members of Ursuline's Class of 2014 received scholarships or awards for their efforts in academics, athletics, or community service.  Congratulations and best wishes go out to all of the deserving recipients.

The following seniors were honored at graduation:

Carol D'Souza, Serviam Award

  • The Serviam Award seeks to recognize outstanding traits of leadership in service, awareness of others and acceptance of responsibility, as well as academic achievements. The Serviam Award is the highest honor that Ursuline Academy bestows

Ciara Byrne, Sister Mercedes Videira Medal 

  • The recipient of the Sr Mercedes Videira award acts with integrity, humility, generosity and concern for others, and exhibits through her actions a deep love for Ursuline Academy. 

Caroline Sullivan, Principal's Award 

  • Given in recognition of a student’s appreciation of the benefits of a Christian education, her leadership on behalf of her class and her willingness to serve others.  

Casey Lynch and Sheila Orechia, Cross of Excellence Award 

  • Presented every year to the senior who has attained the highest grade average over her complete course of studies.

The following seniors were honored at Class Day.

Kaylene Murphy - The Cheryl Eakin Scholarship

  • To a senior who demonstrates a willingness to serve others and shows dedication to the “common good”.

Lindsay Gioioso - The Pearce Book Award

  • To a senior who has a passion for excellence, an appreciation for learning and who also demonstrates a willingness to serve others and has demonstrated a dedication to the common good of the Academy.

Caroline Sullivan - The Good Citizen Award

  • The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution presents this award to a student who demonstrates the qualities of Dependability, Service, Leadership and Patriotism. 

 The following seniors were honored at Baccalaureate Mass:

        Casey Lynch - English Prize
        Haley Curtin - French Prize
        Agata Atayde - Latin Prize
        Katherine O'Malley - Spanish Prize
        Sheila Orechia - Mathematics Prize
        Julia Doran - History Prize 
        Jaclynne Nader - Religion Prize 
        Julia Gustin - Science Award
        Kelsey Lynch - Fine Arts Award
        Casey Lynch, Mary-Kate Nolan, and Sheila Orechia - National Merit
         Scholarship Program 

The following girls were recognized for their initiative, spirit of generous service and willingness to assume responsibility for the common interest of the Academy: Naedia Clarke, Lauren Crispi, Lindsay Gioioso, Kelsey Lynch, Carlton Morris, Abigail Murphy, Kaylene Murphy, Jaclynne Nader, Samantha Nedder, Nora Reyad, Grace Ryan, Courtney Sepe.

Alexandra Wolfe was recognized by the United States Figure Skating Association for a Platinum Level award.


  • Jaclynne Nader was awarded the Needham Bank Scholarship.
  • Lindsey Baryluk received a full 4-year Active Duty Army ROTC Scholarship to attend the University of Delaware.
  • Haley Curtin received a full 4-year Naval ROTC scholarship to attend Harvard University.
  • Sheila Orechia received a full 4-year Cardinal Medeiros Scholarship to attend Boston University.
Posted by efazekas in Academics, Events on Friday June 6 at 02:58PM
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