Jackie Homan '14 is very interested in a career as a magazine editor and is especially passionate about writing about fashion.  She contacted Girls Life magazine in Baltimore, Maryland, last year in the spring of her junior year when she learned that the magazine offered internships for students.   She contacted the editor of the magazine and had a phone interview and was accepted as a Magazine Fashion Intern.  She spent 2 weeks in the Baltimore office organizing the fashion samples, writing fashion articles, helping with layouts etc.  She is listed as an intern in this month’s publication!  Upon return, Jackie then went to New York City and took a Journalism magazine course at Fashion Institute of Technology.   Her course was taught by a Fashion Journalism professor with FIT, she heard from guest speakers in the fashion profession, and wrote fashion feature articles in this course. 

Jackie has known since early in her freshman year that this is what she wants to study and has pursued those opportunities in the field that will assist her to realize her dream.  Kudos for Jackie!

September 20, 2013

Congratulations to Devon Peters '14, who is attending Stagedoor Manor Theater Camp in Loch Sheldrake, NY this summer. She submitted a one act play that she wrote, Statistical Improbability, which was chosen as one of five student-authored plays to be produced in this session of camp. She will also be directing her play. In addition, Devon will be performing in the camp's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Stagedoor Manor alums include Natalie Portman, Robert Downey Jr, John Cryer and Zach Braff. Break a leg Devon!

June 25, 2013

Congratulations to our seven faculty/staff members who participated in The 15th Annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon Events on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5! The organizers of this amazing event will tell you, "if you participate on any level, you are a winner." Our Ursuline contenders, which include four alumnae, are across the board on their participation level. To run or walk the entire marathon is 26.2 miles. Our winners are:

Events Director Lori Haines – Walked the Half Marathon, Guidance Counselor Katie Hausfeld – Ran the Half Marathon, Coordinator of Alumnae Programs Libby Lame '04 – Ran the Full Maraton, Development Services Manager/Webmaster Mary Alice Redden LaPille '76 – Walked the 5K Marathon, Assistant to President Sharon Redmond, Emily Lorentz '02 – Ran the Half Marathon, Science teacher Diane Neyer Rose '74 – Walked the Full Marathon *, Science teacher Monika Nunez – Ran the Full Marathon - Way to go Ursuline faculty!

*Diane did the "whole hog" as it is called, and she is a 'streaker' which means that she has done all 15 Full Flying Pig Marathons. She power walked this event. At present there are fewer than 15 female streakers – way to go Diane!

May 10, 2013

Susan Morand '14 and Catherine Crowe '14 attended the Spirit of America Youth Leadership Conference the weekend of April 12. They spent four days at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania with a group of other high school-aged history lovers from around the country. Susan and Catherine were nominated by their UA teachers to attend the Spirit of America Conference through the Freedoms Foundation of Cincinnati. After a thorough application process, both were granted a full scholarship through the Freedoms Foundation of Cincinnati to attend the Conference along with 13 other students from Greater Cincinnati. 

While at the Conference, Susan and Catherine enjoyed a variety of history workshops and leadership discussions such as a mock congress, and several speakers from local universities. They even had several historical impersonators speak to them. They learned about the free enterprise system, the founding fathers, and current political issues. The two juniors said they had made many friends from across the country and encourage other students to apply to attend future conferences. 

Photo ID: From left – Catherine Crowe '14, Ian Jones (junior at St. Xavier), Susan Morand 14, Anna Self (junior at Miami Valley Christian Academy)

April 23, 2013

Two students are speech contest winners

Congratulations to Mimi Borders '14 and Elaina Weingartner '14 who are both winners in the Blue Ash Montgomery Rotary Club Speech Contest that was held on March 12. Elaina won 1st place and Mimi won 3rd place. The speech had to be 4-6 minutes long, and this year’s focus was on Leadership, Service, and the Four-Way Test.  The Four-Way Test is a Rotary standard used to test the things they think, say, and do, and consists of four questions: 1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

The contestants had to apply the Rotary Four-Way Test to the concepts of leadership, service to others, and life experience. The speech had to be presented from memory without the aid of a podium, notes, displays, or props. As the 1st place winner, Elaina will deliver her speech at the next Rotary Club meeting, and will go on to compete at the District Four Way Speech competition on April 7 at Wittenberg University.

April 1, 2013

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