Ursuline News

January Student News
January Student News

We're always excited to hear what our students are up to!

Here are some accomplishments shared by our students.

Athena Bruess '19 is one fierce debater!

Athena competed in the 72 YMCA Youth and Government Conference from January 24-26. Her bill addressed sex education curriculum in Texas. She competed in the Senate Chambers of the Capitol along with 62 other seniors.

Athena asked questions of bill and amendment authors and made proponent and opponent speeches. She was one of only six senators recognized as Distinguished Delegates of the Farabee Senate.

Rachel Voirin '19 received a 2019 National Honorable Mention for the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations Award. More than 4,300 students applied for the award, which highlights outstanding achievements in computer science.

Madison Johnson '20 was recently crowned Miss Texas Teen!

The Royal International Miss Scholarship Program empowers young women and helps them develop their talents, public-speaking abilities, and self-confidence.

"This is a big accomplishment, and I'm proud that I can help other young women realize their true beauty," Johnson said.

The recent winners will compete for the international title July 7-13 in Florida.

Eight Ursuline students placed in the TPSMEA Region I Honor Choirs, which held its clinic and concert at Trinity Christian Academy last weekend. Congratulations to:

Mixed Choir

  • Ainsley Koch '20
  • Mi-Lan Hoang '21
  • Marissa Ovenshire '20
  • Sonia Stadler '20

Treble Choir

  • Ryan Luedtke '22
  • Caroline Neal '20
  • Caroline Richard '22
  • Kathryn Wilson '22

The singers sang Ubi Caritas, which they also performed at the Vatican over Christmas Break. Dr. Pamela Elrod Huffman, director of choral activities at SMU's Meadows School of the Arts, and Mr. Victor C. Johnson, an award-winning composer, music educator, and conductor, led the rehearsals.

Annette Diaz '19 recently completed the U.S. Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program. This program recognizes the accomplishments of young equestrians and encourages their future involvement in equestrian sport.

Participants in the program have at least 100 hours of training and have competed in three equestrian competitions during the year.