Ursuline News

February Student News

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

Here are some accomplishments shared by our students.

Senior Rugby player on the Dallas Bears Rugby Team Michaela Coulter '20 was featured in The Preston Hollow Advocate, "Dallas Bears petite rugby star: ‘Yeah, I tackle people.’ Why rugby? ‘It’s down and dirty.’" Read article. 

Angelina Velis '20 and Grace Risinger '20 continue to do great work with teens and dating violence. They were featured on WFAA Channel 8 recently for playing a part in raising awarness on teen dating violence for young women in high school. Read story. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. 

Congratulations to our 2020 National Merit Finalists:

  • Sarah Hui '20
  • Lauren Montigue '20
  • Cecilia O'Brien '20
  • Sarah Visokay '20

Seven National Arts Honor Society members had their art showcased at the Blue Print Gallery for the Dallas Young Artists Exhibit. They are: 

  • Ollantay Avila '20
  • Sarabeth DeBord '20
  • Kate Rucker '20
  • Justine Walker '20
  • Kayleigh Currier '21
  • Vivian Nguyen '21
  • Olivia Pujats '21

Additionally, after competing against over 1000 other artists from around the country, Ollantay Avila '20 was one of 60 to have her piece selected to be displayed at the National Art Educators Association Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia.

Brooke Horowitz '21 was selected to attend the Dallas Business Journal's 7th annual Mentoring Monday. The event featured 53 mentors and over 250 attendees. It is held nationwide on the same day in 43 cities for all American City Business Journal Publications and brings together some of North Texas' top businesswomen. 

The Model UN Team traveled to Boston from February 6 to February 9, to participate in the Boston University Model United Nations Conference. Congratulations to Ana Paulina Quiroz '22 who won best delegate for her committee. The Ursuline 2019-2020 Model UN Roster: 

  • Soha Alam '23
  • Anastacia Chu '23
  • Serena Dash '22
  • Ella de la Garza '22
  • Agustina de Urtubey '21
  • Jana Elawar '23
  • Anna Victoria Lavelle '21
  • Katherine McMahon '22
  • Chiamaka Osuagwu '20
  • Paola O'Rourke '20
  • Ana Paulina Quiroz '22
  • Eleanor Skelly '21
  • Montse Spencer '22
  • Ella Tomaselli '22
  • Somto Unini '21
  • Emma Whitley '22

Montserrat Spencer-Ortiz '22 took a trip to Chihuahua, Mexico last fall. She was moved by the young Tarahumara girls (a group of indigenous people living in The Copper Canyon) asking for KORIMA (food or charity) at a street light. Through a prize raffle, Montserrat raised $1,900 to send food to the Tarahumaras and with the help of a Catholic Priest in Chihuahua City, dry food and grains was delievered to the Tarahumara community of Cusararé. This winter they will have 1,465 kilos of corn, rice, and beans

Montserrat named this Project "Korima" - a word from the Tarahumara language that has a wide and complex meaning. It designates a tradition of social commitment, based on assistance and mutual support in trouble/crisis situations.

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