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Ursuline Academy Hosts Funeral for Homeless Veteran
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Janet Reynolds

On Tuesday, February 12, the students of Ursuline Academy in Dedham bore witness at the funeral of Donald Benson, a 74-year old Navy veteran who was experiencing homelessness at his passing and had no known family. When school administrators were asked by Bill Lawlor P’13 ‘15 ‘16 of Lawlor & Crosby Funeral Home in West Roxbury, they agreed to host it without hesitation.

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2018-19 Speech Team on a Roll
UA Communications

Culminating an extremely successful year for the team as a whole, four members of the Ursuline Academy Speech Team have qualified to compete at the National Speech & Debate Association finals in Dallas in June.   Following a strong showing at the Barkley Forum Tournament at Emory University in Atlanta on January 25-27, the team began February at the New England District Speech Tournament at Catholic Memorial School. There, Hamsa Shanmugam ‘20 won 2nd place in informative speaking and Mary Kate McDonald and Maddie Mullen ‘19 won 3rd place in duo, qualifying each of them to compete at NSDA Finals. Kendra Miller ‘20 earned 2nd alternate position at the Dallas Finals in humorous interpretation.

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Students get a taste of Panama at World Youth Day 2019
Elaine Fazekas

In a collaboration between Spanish IV students and the Campus Ministry team, Ursuline students and faculty were treated to an on-campus celebration of World Youth Day, a gathering for thousands of young people to share their faith, grow closer to Christ, and celebrate the universality of the Catholic Church. Held every three years in a different country, World Youth Day 2019 gathered in Panama City, Panama from January 22-27.

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kate levesque and fr. paul harman
UA Communications

The Ursuline Academy community gathered together to celebrate and bless the presidency of Kathleen Nolan Levesque ‘77 at a joy- and music-filled Mass on Friday, December 7.  The Mass was not only the formal beginning of Levesque’s tenure, but was an affirmation of the spirit and mission of Ursuline Academy, which revolves around respect, compassion, intellectual curiosity, and a commitment to service. 

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