Friday, March 2 marked the 21st anniversary of Women in Leadership, an annual Ursuline tradition in which alumnae return to campus to share their professional and community service experiences with current juniors and seniors. This year, with the addition of bestselling author-illustrator Peter H. Reynolds as keynote speaker, the event's focus was on how the alumnae panelists are making their mark in the world by staying true to their hearts and choosing life paths that are personally meaningful.
Ursuline's high school robotics team, the Robots in Plaid, has qualified for the state robotics competition to be held on March 3 after excelling at the FTC qualifying tournament on February 10. At that tournament, Ursuline took third place for the Motivation Award and first place for the Innovation Award out of the 20 teams competing. Robots in Plaid was the only all girls team at the qualifying tournament, and one of the few with a girl driving the robot.
Chairperson Meg Reynolds '82 announced on Friday that the Ursuline Board of Trustees has selected Kathleen Nolan Levesque '77 to serve as the next President of Ursuline Academy, effective July 1. Kate Levesque succeeds Rosann Whiting, who announced that she will conclude her presidency at the end of this academic year after eleven years at the helm.
Two Ursuline Academy seniors signed National Letters of Intent last week to compete in Division 1 college athletic programs next year. Taylor Eck will swim for the Sacred Heart University Pioneers in Fairfield, CT, and Margaret (Mimi) Dailey will play tennis for Providence College in Rhode Island.
The Ursuline Drama Club last weekend successfully presented its first production of the year in the Ursuline auditorium. New this year, the club has a dedicated space in which to rehearse, build sets, perform, and engage in all things theatrical.
Ursuline Academy senior Ashley Thomas today signed a National Letter of Intent to compete for the Track & Field team at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Ashley is the daughter of Frank and Kristina Thomas of Dedham.
For the first time in Ursuline Academy history, all five fall sports will be participating in post-season play, either as a team or by sending athletes to championship competitions. The five teams are soccer, volleyball, field hockey, swimming & diving, and cross-country.