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Saint Ursula Academy Art Students Create Large-Scale Image of Girls' Rights Activist Malala from Post-It Notes

Malala Post It Art

Cincinnati, Ohio, Friday, January 26, 2018 – Art students at Saint Ursula Academy are showing off their latest creation which is larger than life! The students, with help from art teacher Kurt Nicaise, created a large image of girls’ rights activist Malala Yousafzai out of Post-It Notes.  

Malala is a Pakistani activist for female education and is the youngest Nobel Prize laureate.  Just like St. Angela Merici, the foundress of the Ursuline order of Sisters, Malala believes in the power and strength that comes from educating women like SUA students!  

Students posted this art piece as Saint Ursula celebrated the Feast of Saint Angela Merici on January 27. The girls used 1,700 Post-it Notes in all. The image is so large, it fills a large wall in the Keller Student Center at Saint Ursula. The picture measures 11 feet tall and 9-feet wide.   Students who worked on creating the image of Malala include Emily Wachter ’18, Alyssa Branca ’18, Maura Donovan ’19, Caitlyn Hyland ’21, Kaya Stone ’21 and Lydia Nieman ’21.

The impact comes from more than the size.

“Our students cannot take this education for granted,” said art instructor Kurt Nicaise. “Moreover, it’s the girls’ responsibility to each other and to women everywhere to use their education to make positive advancements and changes in our world today!”

Last year the art students at Saint Ursula Academy created the image of Saint Angela Merici, the foundress of the Ursuline order of Sisters, with Post-It notes.

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. The Class of 2017 earned college scholarships totaling more than $21-million.