On Sunday, June 2, the sixty-eight members of the Class of 2019 graduated from Ursuline Academy, processing down the stairs of the Ursuline Convent in traditional white gowns and carrying a bouquet of roses. Just prior to the ceremony, the graduates assembled for a formal photo on the same stairs, flanked by magnificent rhododendron shrubs in full bloom. Family and friends eagerly took the opportunity to take their own photographs of the iconic moment.
This spring, Cecilia Rose ’20 has been finishing her requirements for the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award available to Girl Scouts. Each candidate for the Gold Award is required to create “a sustainable and beneficial program” for their community, and toward that end, Cecilia has launched a project to foster appreciation for the military. In addition to developing a community education program about the impact of the U.S. military and organizing a food drive for military personnel, Cecilia arranged for a Mass honoring veterans on May 18 at St. Paul Church in Wellesley. Read more here.
On a recent Saturday, members of Ursuline Academy‘s Green Club converted an underutilized corner of the campus to a beautiful space that invites prayer and contemplation for the Ursuline community. Not only will this new prayer garden be enjoyed by human inhabitants of Ursuline, but it will also welcome birds and pollinator insects, a goal of the Green Club. For the past year, the club has been working to raise awareness of issues relating to environmental protection and sustainability. Some of its other projects include spearheading a recycling effort on campus, and cleaning up the Charles River watershed.
Ursuline Academy had a very successful outing at the annual Classics Day held at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester on April 4. The day is a competition among high school Classics students from public and private schools across Massachusetts; Ursuline students took first place in the Manuscript Challenge and second place in Certamen.
Lillian Adler '20, Hamsa Shanmugam '20, and Raceja Velavan '21 presented science projects at the Massachusetts Region V Science & Engineering Fair held on March 16 at Bridgewater State University.