When Katie Fox '18 first heard about the Memory Project from her brother, who attends St. Sebastian's School, she immediately thought it would be a great way to combine her love of art with her dedication to service. With Ursuline's motto of "Serviam" in her mind, she was intrigued to learn about this non-profit that invites art students to create and donate portraits of youth around the world who live with substantial challenges. The portraits are intended to help the children feel valued and important, and provide a meaningful piece of personal history for them. Besides the benefit to the children, it offers a way for student artists to use their unique talents to practice kindness and global awareness in a very personal way.
After the very successful Last Chance Meet, our top 17 athletes spent eleven days sharpening for our Winter Tour's (for all but the top 1%) final destination of the track & field season -- the Division 5 championships on February 15. Twelve members of the 2017-2018 team qualified in an open event. Ursuline was one of only 9 teams to qualify in the top 24 and compete in all three relay races.
Over a period of five days this June, rising seniors Maggie Chipman, Student Body Vice President, and Lobna Youssef, Senior Class President, traveled to New York to participate in the Ursuline Educational Network Leadership Conference. Representing Ursuline Academy in Dedham, Lobna and Maggie joined executive members of student councils from Ursuline schools across the nation, from Dallas to Toledo to the host school, New Rochelle.