Kathleen Nolan Levesque has been appointed the third president of Ursuline Academy, effective July 1. Ms. Levesque succeeds Rosann Whiting, who concluded her presidency in June after eleven years at the helm. Levesque, a graduate of Ursuline, is well known to the school community, having served as Interim Principal for the 2015-16 school year and, most recently, overseeing strategic planning.
The seventy-eight members of the Ursuline Academy Class of 2018, joined by their families, friends, and Ursuline faculty and staff, gathered on the grounds of the campus for the Academy's commencement exercises on June 3. 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.
Ursuline Academy welcomed 33 members of the Class of 2019 into the Angeline Chapter of the National Honor Society on Thursday, May 3 in a ceremony marked by flowers and candles.
On April 12, nine members of UA's Junior Classical League attended Classics Day at Holy Cross. They participated in various contests and enjoyed putting their classics skills to the test.
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.
Ursuline's Choral Group, under the direction of Susan Glancy, earned a silver medal for its performance at the MICCA Concert Festival (Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association) on March 25. This is the group's second silver medal in as many trips to MICCA
On Friday, March 23rd, Ursuline Academy senior Marguerite Droney of Canton was honored at a breakfast for Catholic Schools Foundation (CSF) Scholars hosted by Cardinal Séan O'Malley, Peter Lynch, John Farina of PwC, and CSF. The Celebration of Excellence was held in the atrium of PwC's Boston office in the Seaport. Ursuline Academy is one of 29 Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Boston supported by CSF.