Sophomore Chloe Byrne received an Optical Society of America Award for her second-place finish at the Regional Science Fair held at Bridgewater State University on March 11-12.
On February 25, the Ursuline Academy Speech Team competed at the Tufts University Invitational. Performing in rounds across the university's campus, Ursuline achieved record-breaking results.
Junior Ashley Thomas headed to the All State Track Meet on Sunday, February 26, and brought home a medal for her eighth place finish in the 55 meter sprint, as well as a new school record for the event. At the All State meet, athletes compete across divisions in their respective events. Congratulations, Ashley!
On Saturday, March 11 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the 2017 Massachusetts Scholastic Art and Writing Awards regional ceremony will be held, honoring students in grades 7-12 from across the Commonwealth who have received Silver and Gold Keys for their art and writing submissions.
On Saturday, February 11, Maggie Chipman '17, Jamie Folwell '19, and Maggie Folwell '20 each qualified to compete at the NCFL National Speech and Debate Tournament to be held in Louisville, Kentucky in May.
Saturday, January 21 was a milestone day at State Relays for Ursuline's 50 shuttle relay team. Last year, at this same meet, the Ursuline team set a new state record in this event. This year they bettered that mark by .51 seconds. Kelly Cheevers, Caitlin Lewis, Jackie Hayes and Ashley Thomas lowered their elite time from 25.95 to 25.44.
On Thursday, February 2, the Xaverian Brothers High School and Ursuline Academy vocal performing groups will join together to perform Together in Harmony: a Collaborative Concert. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in Xaverian's Bisson Foyer at 800 Clapboardtree Street in Westwood. The concert is free and open to the public.
Ursuline Academy's Environmental Science classes had a busy fall setting up a long-term research project focused on measuring the impact of deer browsing on the local flora. The initial experimental set-up required the students to build a 10-meter x 10-meter deer exclosure, designed to keep the deer out of a certain area.
This week, Ursuline students and faculty participated in a global computer science event, the Hour of Code. This movement reaches over 100 million students in 180+ countries and aims at increasing exposure to coding and computer science concepts.