Eager to present at the upcoming KYSTE conference with her fellow SWAT Team members, our March Student of the Month, Ellen Kendall, is excited to share the benefits of iPads in the classroom and how advantageous the 1:1 Initiative has proven to be at Notre Dame Academy. According to her Chemistry Honors teacher Mrs. Goldcamp, Ellen “has been very helpful with the iPad implementation” while continuously supporting the learning of others in class and she does so with “kindness and understanding.”
Sophomore, Ellen Kendall, is dedicated to helping others, and this is evident in her commitment to service throughout Northern Kentucky. For a total of 4 hours per week, Ellen volunteers at two local organizations – St. Elizabeth’s Emergency Room and New Perceptions whose mission it is to provide educational and growth experiences for children with disabilities. At New Perceptions, Ellen practices music therapy with children who have autism, intellectual, and/or developmental disabilities. For a student interested in bio-medical engineering and who believes “music allows for balance” in life, the service commitments provide Ellen with the opportunity to develop her talents, give of her time, and contribute to her community.
Scriptures teacher, Mrs. Gorton, says “Ellen is humble with her academic achievements,” and she is even more so with her extracurricular involvement. A member of NDA’s Class of 2015, Ellen participates in golf and tennis at the varsity level, qualified recently for state in Science Research, advanced to state for her group’s Magna Carta website design for National History Day, and participates in many NDA clubs including JETS, Life Club, Select Choir, SWAT Team, and National Spanish Honor Society. She is also looking forward to the Peru mission trip this summer where she will join several other NDA students. Congratulations to Ellen, who is clearly a woman making a difference in our world!