Global Community Day: Exchanging across our Network

On Monday, September 14, 2015 the Global Education Program kicked off its year by leading an inspiring and exciting Community Day for our Upper School students.  We had several student speakers from our delegations to Dallas & South Africa, as well as Theresa Manganiello ’17 who participated in the Ursuline Links Program in Summer 2015.

Brigid Morrissey ’18 spoke about her experience in Dallas on behalf of the Dallas 2015 delegation, which also included Annie Colbourn, Julia Sparco, Carina Colon, & Mary Kate Kalinowski.  Brigid shared her experience at the North Texas Food Bank and at Cowboys stadium but most interesting was her insightful comments about the experience that the delegation had entering another Ursuline community.  “It was as if we were on campus in Wilmington, but it just looked and sounded different.  We immediately felt at home and loved.  I still talk with our group on a regular basis!”

Dallas 2015 delegation

Theresa Manganiello ’17 presented about her experience participating in the Ursuline Links program this summer.  She, along with student from 5 other Ursuline network schools, spent two weeks on a variety of service projects to support underprivileged youth in the UK.

During her two week stay in London, the group had two free days during which they were able to explore the city.  They conquered a lot in two days including a walking tour of the city, some shopping in Trafalgar Square, a ride on the London Eye and an evening at the theatre where they saw “Wicked.”

Lisa Moran ’16 and Erin Davis ’16 represented the South Africa delegation and talked about their incredible experiences in Cape Town, Kruger National Park and in Johannesburg where they exchanged with our sister school, Brescia House.  The entire delegation, made up of seniors Sophia Simoes, Cecilia Iversen, Sofia DelPorte,  & Kailyn Kampert donned their signature bucket hats as a symbol of the unifying bond that this trip provided.  The delegation also shared a wonderful video of their experience – check it out here.

During Community, Mrs. Neill announced the destinations for our 2015-16 exchanges: Ursuline Academy in New Orleans, LA and Colegio Santa Ursula in Lima, Peru.  Our sisters in Peru welcomed us to their school in a wonderful and unique way!


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