Intramurals is equal parts spirit and Serviam.
Ursuline students recently collected supplies for the homeless. Earlier this week, each class put together Blessing Bags. Each bag included important necessities, handwritten notes, and prayers.
"The Dean of Students Team had the idea to make blessing bags for the homeless, and when we brought it to Student Council and the faculty, everyone was incredibly supportive," Dean of Students Kayla Brown said.
Ursuline made more than 1,000 Blessing Bags. Students will hand them out to those in need. Bags will also be distributed to area shelters.
"My last service drive at Ursuline was a little bittersweet, but I loved helping my community from start to finish," senior Maddie Fynes said. "The student body's focus has shifted from a competition to genuine service. Having this service project allows us to really put our faith into action and see the bigger picture."
Freshman Emma Whitley agrees.
"I was so shocked to see how many items we collected and how many blessing bags we were able to make," Watson said. "I loved seeing all of my friends and peers gathered together."
Intramurals dates back to the 1950s. For several days before Thanksgiving break, the entire student body participates in a service project, hall decorating, mural, videos, and a volleyball tournament.
"It's truly the highlight of my year to see our students working together to create something that will help others," Brown said. "That spirit should always be at the center of Intramurals."
Here's what was collected by class:
- Freshmen: socks, toothbrushes, and toothpaste
- Sophomores: granola bars, peanut butter crackers, and water
- Juniors: hand sanitizer, feminine products, and Chapstick
- Seniors: Kleenex, hair brushes, and combs