By: Shaquera Tolbert ’16
The Ice Cream Social is an annual event at the Academy of Mount St. Ursula that takes place at the beginning of the year. Aside from feeding us ice cream, its purpose is to inform our freshman and transfer students about the different forms of service/volunteer work the school offers and the experiences of other students. Some girls came up to the podium and spoke about their experiences, such as volunteering at the Cardinal Hayes Special Needs Program where they expressed how humbling the atmosphere is. Other students shared their experience at POTS. At this service location, students work at a community soup kitchen and are able to give back to the homeless. Many girls also shared their experience with Sister Alice Marie’s UN events. They spoke about visiting the UN and speaking with other students about human trafficking.