September 5 was a defining day in the history of Ursuline Academy, as Cardinal Seán O'Malley celebrated a Mass of the Holy Spirit to bless Ursuline's latest campus addition on the first day of the 2017-18 academic year. The entire student body, faculty and staff, and honored guests joyfully participated in the Mass, the first school event held in the new building.
The sixty-one members of the Ursuline Academy Class of 2017, joined by their families, friends, and Ursuline faculty and staff, gathered on the grounds of the campus for the Academy's graduation on June 4. In keeping with school tradition, the graduates processed down the staircase in front of the Ursuline Convent prior to the ceremony wearing white gowns and carrying a bouquet of roses. One hundred percent of Ursuline Academy's graduates will attend a four-year college or university.
Ursuline Academy is pleased to participate in the Girls' School Advantage, a free event hosted by the National Coalition of Girls' Schools designed to help families learn about the effectiveness and unique environment of all-girls schools.
Ursuline Academy welcomed 34 members of the Class of 2018 into the Angeline Chapter of the National Honor Society on Wednesday, March 29.
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.