Cincinnati, Ohio – November 21, 2016 –Savannah Carrick ’17 of Green Township has met Saint Ursula Academy’s challenge to “build a better world”. Carrick was recently named #ADifferenceMaker in an SUA contest managed by Digital 2060 for her work with Interfaith Hospitality Network. For her entry, she will receive a $200 gift certificate and Saint Ursula Academy will make a $100 donation to Interfaith Hospitality Network.
Carrick, her mother, and her fluffy cavachon Daisy are part of the pet therapy program offered by Interfaith Hospitality Network(IHN). As part of the program, Daisy visits IHN weekly to show unconditional love to the children who are temporarily housed by the agency. The children she visits are typically at a time of high stress and uncertainty in their lives and Daisy provides a few moments of love, cuddles, and distraction in their uncertain schedule.
“The only thing that is consistent from week to week is that when we walk in the room with Daisy, everyone swarms to her,” said Carrick who has been visiting IHN since January.
In addition to her work with Daisy, Savannah also works at TDA Interiors as an intern. Two days each week, Savannah can be found hard at work meeting with Sales Reps, requesting samples for projects managed by the agency, selecting the finishing touches for projects, and designing spec sheets for clients.
Within the walls of Saint Ursula Academy, Savannah models the same confidence and leadership that is reflected in her after school activities. She is a leader in the Robotics Club and is active in the Students for Advancement Organization as well as a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. On weekends, she is an equestrian rider in the hunter/jumper discipline.
After graduating from Saint Ursula Academy Savannah plans to attend college and pursue a degree in Interior Design. No matter where the next few years lead Savannah, it is clear to Saint Ursula Academy that she will continue to be #ADifferenceMaker.
Saint Ursula Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory, secondary school for young women known for academic excellence and rich tradition. Saint Ursula welcomes students from more than 90 grade schools in the Greater Cincinnati area. The Academy is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School. The campus, located at 1339 E. McMillan Street in East Walnut Hills has been the home of St. Ursula Academy and Convent since 1910. 86% of the Class of 2016 earned college scholarships totaling more than $22-million.
Photo caption: Saint Ursula Academy’s Savannah Carrick of Green Township was recently named #ADifferenceMaker for her work with her dog Daisy in pet therapy at Interfaith Hospitality Network.