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December Student News

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

Here are some accomplishments shared by our students.

Dr. Kasbarian's Medical Microbiology class went on a field trip Wednesday, December 11, to tour Parkland Hospital’s Clinical Microbiology Lab. The students worked alongside Pediatric Residents and viewed slides of bacteria under the microscope, examined parasites and tapeworms collected from clinical patients, and observed fungal cultures from burn patients.

Additionally, they learned about the technology that Parkland employs to process the thousands of clinical specimens that arrive daily. Many of the techniques they learn in the Medical Microbiology class are used in a clinical lab setting.

"We were impressed at the interest they showed and the thoughtful questions they asked, ” said Lab Director Donna Gaffney.

Colleen Parro '20 was awarded her Girl Scout Gold Award. She coordinated and directed a camp at Boys and Girls Club for a group of 50 5-9-year-old's to help inspire them and spark their interest in STEM while providing a fun experience. The four-day camp allowed the kids to participate in STEM-related activities that were both fun and educational. 

"I realized my potential for making a difference in the world," she said. "Girl scouts showed me that it is important to work hard for my goals and issues I believe in. I have learned a lot about the importance of communication and I learned many different leadership skills, such as how to keep a group's attention and how to maintain order while also keeping a positive and fun learning environment for everyone.”

Brooke Horowitz '21 was honored with a "Love to Serve, Serve to Love" Award at the 11th annual WoW Luncheon with Orphan Outreach for her work at the Hope and Future home for girls in Guatemala over the summer.

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