Showing school spirit by helping those in need; Ursuline hosts food drive
Ursuline Academy students collect food during a canned food drive Wednesday. FOX19 photo
BLUE ASH, OH (FOX19) -
Ursuline Academy students on Wednesday conducted its largest spirit week project -- a canned food drive— with scheduled deliveries
to agencies who serve those in need.
For weeks, the students
competed with each other to see which class can bring in the most canned goods
that will be donated to Mercy Home Food Pantry in Walnut Hills, Mason Food
Pantry, St. Vincent de Paul, and Hope Emergency in Brown County.
The cans will
be delivered to the agencies later in the week.
During this week, Ursuline is celebrating its annual spirit week — a school-wide effort to show
pride in being an Ursuline Lion and to share that sense of unity with the community.
In addition to many activities
during the week, the students' other charitable efforts include cashing in pop
tabs they collected all year and giving the proceeds to Ronald McDonald House;
and a Penny Race and Spirit Walk which both benefit a scholarship
fund for future young women to attend Ursuline.
Academy is an independent Catholic college-preparatory school for young women
in grades 9 –12. Founded in 1896 by the Ursulines of Brown County in St.
Martin, Ohio, the school has been located at 5535 Pfeiffer Road in Blue Ash