History Day @ YSU
On Saturday March 29th several Ursuline 10th graders participated at the Youngstown State University District History Fair. Ursuline us proud to announce the following award winners: Maura Rubinic-1st Place Individual Documentary; Michael Marshall and Alex Schlosser-1st Place Group Documentary; Christina Leone-2nd Place Research Paper; Stephen Listisen-2nd Place Website; Prajit Khooblall-Honorable Mention Exhibit; Dante Cerimele-Honorable Mention Exhibit; Sidney Parks-3rd Place Exhibit; Dante Rossi-2nd Place Exhibit. These students will represent Ursuline at the state competion in April.
Video Conference Technology
Thanks to the generous donation of two Ursuline families, the school was able to transform our Lyden Computer Lab into a Video Conference/Distance Learning Lab. Recently, Mr. Hartranft’s Anatomy class participated in COSI’s Kidney Transplant Program. Students viewed the transplant along with a live surgeon who explained the surgery and answered student questions. The anatomy class will return to the lab for a live knee surgery and an autopsy. Students have also visited the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Interact Club Students Deliver To Beatitude House
The Interact Club, the high school version of Rotary, has sponsored the Thanksgiving food drive for 10 years for the 12 families who reside at Beatitude House, a transitional housing facility run by the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown on the north side of Youngstown. Through our fundraising, we purchased 12 chickens, 12-1 lb. packs of ground round, 12 gallons of milk, 12 flats of eggs, butter, pumpkin pie, whipping cream and toilet paper. The school community donated dish detergent, tissues, napkins, paper towels, saran wrap, and aluminum foil as well as macaroni and cheese, pop tarts, peanut butter and jelly, pasta and sauce, hamburger helper boxed potatoes, stuffing, soup, crackers, cereal, juice, vegetables, cookies and applesauce. Students of Stewardship (S.O.S.) donated laundry detergent. The Italian language classes also held a special collection of pasta, sauce, and candy. The Ursuline Interact Club is sponsored by the Youngstown Rotary Club.
National Merit Semifinalist
Congratulations to senior Emilia DePaul who has been named a National Merit Semifinalist. Students who place in the top 1% of all students taking the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) are named semifinalists. Emilia is a member of the speech and debate team, band, and student council executive board. Emilia was one of two students in Mahoning, Columbiana, and Trumbull counties to receive this honor. The other was from Cardinal Mooney. Kudos Emilia!
Fourteen Ursuline students earned the distinction of AP Scholar. Meghan Buckley, Lea Carroll, Christine Kerrigan, Xinyan Liu, David Markovitch, and Zachary Schmetterer were named AP Scholars for earning scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. John Crowe, Dan McClurkin, Anthony Rohan, and Cassidy Teminsky earned the distinction of AP Scholars with Honor for receiving an average score of 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Ursuline’s AP Scholars with Distinction are Christina Eusanio, Jeremiah Kibler, and John Tomko. Christina, Jeremiah, and John earned an average score of 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Congratulations to our AP Scholars.
Advanced Placement Success - The Best in the Valley
The College Board announced Advanced Placement testing results from May and we are pleased to report another successful year. The exams, which test mastery of introductory college survey course content, are graded on a five-point scale with scores of 3 or higher considered passing scores. 25% of the Class of 2013 earned a three or higher on at least one AP exam. In other words, 25% of our most recent graduating class earned college credit. Ursuline’s overall pass rate of 78% compares favorably to the global pass rate of 54%. Ursuline’s mean score for all tests given of 3.9 was well above the state mean of 3.0 and the global mean of 2.81.
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