Senior Surprise Gift, A No-Contact Drive Through.
On Saturday, May 2, 2020 the senior class was invited to come to school to pick up a Senior Surprise. Each senior, driven by a family member, entered the circular driveway and was immediately greeted with cheers and signs! Teachers and staff lined the driveway, wearing masks and standing 6 feet apart, applauding the seniors and shouting greetings.
In keeping with required health practices at this time, the seniors stayed in their cars and waved to the unexpected honor guard. Their eyes welled up with tears of joy. Some cars were decorated with the words of Ursuline cheers. Each car drove slowly, stopping at the center of the circle, as music played from the loudspeakers. It was the Ring Day mix, touching on memories of prior special occasions that the Class of 2020 had enjoyed.
At the one stopping point, Mrs. Davidson, Mrs. Beirne, Mrs. Moore or Mrs. Lynch carefully placed the surprise gift bag in the trunk or back seat of the car. Then, the cars proceeded slowly out of the driveway, waving to more teachers and staff, and honking their car horns in joy.
The weather was a glorious 75 degrees and sunny on this particular day but it was the affection between the teachers and students that warmed the hearts of everyone present.
We invite you to see many more photos in the slide show below.
College Decisions are Celebrated Virtually
The day before the Senior Surprise was a national College Decision Day. The Class of 2020 proudly announced their choices on May 1 by sharing photos of themselves in their college gear. We are proud of each senior and applaud her hard work and exploration of the best fit for her desired college path.
Collegiate Athletic Signing Ceremony via Zoom
April 29 was the day long designated as the Spring College Athletic Recognition Ceremony, Given the circumstances of the pandemic, we celebrated with seven members of the Class of 2020 via Zoom. The student-athletes expressed their commitment to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level by saying a few words about their college choice and recalling a favorite experience of their Ursuline athletics.
Nina Campos will join the Sacred Heart University Cheerleading Team,
Casey Conroy will join the UMass Amherst Track and Field Team,
Sofia Dedaj will join the University of Scranton Volleyball Team,
Mia Martinez will join the Felician University Softball Team,
Haley McLean will join the Tufts University Track and Field Team,
Elena Mugno will join the Loyola Maryland Swim Team, and
Claire Wilson will join the Boston University Track and Field Team.
This virtual ceremony gave the school community and athletes’ families an opportunity to celebrate with each athlete as they committed to continuing their athletic careers. Congratulations to each student-athlete and her family, who have demonstrated dedication and made sacrifices over many years.
Senior Tribute in Lights
Ursuline is participating in a new Senior recognition called "Be The Light” night. Every Friday night at 8:20 p.m., which is 20:20 on a 24-hour clock, the Class of 2020 is honored as we turn on the lights at school to shine brightly for 20 minutes. This new tribute is spreading across the country and we are pleased to participate to celebrate our Seniors.