Heard in the Halls

Heard in the Halls: 10.21.20

ursuline academy | Longtime Ursuline employee and supporter Thelma Hartnett was feted with a special 100th birthday celebration this month. Students and staff decorated their cars and held a socially distanced parade for Hartnett, who has been with the school for 55 years. She began teaching typing, shorthand and personal finance in 1965 and has since filled other roles in development and alumnae relations.

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For the second time in its history, CHS was named a National Blue Ribbon School, one of only seven to receive the distinction in Missouri this year. The award is given by the U.S. Department of Education to recognize academic excellence and student achievement.

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The school recently commemorated the Jewish feast of Sukkot with a virtual celebration. Students painted and shared their own images via videoconference while learning about the weeklong holiday’s traditions and symbolism.

Two MICDS students have been making a name for themselves in sports, academics and community leadership.

Senior Annalisa Goot recently won U.S. Squash’s Scholar-Athlete Award, which recognizes students who achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher while excelling on the squash court. Last year, she served as a co-captain of the MICDS girls’ team and was named MVP by her coaches and teammates.

Junior Coumba Diallo has been accepted into the Youth Leadership St. Louis Program sponsored by FOCUS St. Louis. The initiative helps inspire young people to become leaders in the community. Each year, it welcomes about 150 students from schools across the region as well as the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri.


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