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April Student News

We’re always excited to hear what Ursuline students are up to!

Here are some accomplishments shared by our students.

Marissa Ovenshire '20 and Ryan Luedtke '22 joined a virtual choir made up of 500 singers from all over the world. Sponsored by the Lorenz Publishing Company, the piece is composed by Victor Johnson, Music Director at the Fort Worth Fine Arts Academy. Listen. 

Cecilia O'Brien '20, violinist, was recently selected as one of 110 musicians nationwide to participate in the National Youth Orchestra of the United States (NYO-USA), in conjunction with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. In 2020, the orchestra will train with top players from American orchestras and will perform under the direction of Carlos Miguel Prieto. The program will include Stravinsky’s, "The Rite of Spring" and feature guest violinist Midori.

Hannah Bajaj '22 compiled a video with friends to thank healthcare workers in the community for everything they are doing. View video. 

"I was wondering about different ways I could help out all of the healthcare professionals who are sacrificing so much," she said. "I realized that the best way to help them out is to stay home and show appreciation!"

UA students featured:

  • Lilly Ashmore '22
  • Serena Dash '22
  • Kelli Hunter '22
  • Manahil Khan '22
  • Callie LaValle '22
  • Leya Mampilli '22
  • Lily Moayedi '22
  • Addie O’Connor '22
  • Nadia Shaaf '23
  • Niki Shaaf '22
  • Paige Van Hyfte '22
  • Shelby Van Hyfte (alumna)
  • Anvita Wadhwa '22

Milena Gandara '22 was recently elected as a delegate to represent GS-TOP at the National Council Meeting to be held in October 2020. The council delegate role is a three year term that represents GS-TOP issues and interests at the national GSUSA level. She has additionally been creating cards for the United Way of Tarrant County Notecard Project. This project makes uplifting cards for homebound seniors and residents of long-term care facilities that are experiencing social isolation.  

Kalli Ratan '22 and her family have been making cards with happy notes and wishes inside to deliver to different nursing homes around the Dallas area. She has also recruited some friends and together, they have delivered a total of 300+ cards. 

"Making the cards has been really fun and it gives a chance to be really creative while doing so," she said. "It's really rewarding knowing someone will be so happy receiving it." 

Morgan Lemler '23 has been making face masks to donate to Children's Hospital. 

"I decided to get involved because the medical community needs more supplies and I saw a way I could help the situation," she said.

Morgan has been sewing since she was little, however, this is her first community service project using this skill. 

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