Assumption adds to its ‘Hall of Fame’

Assumption High School inducted members into its Hall of Fame during a reception April 22 at the school.

Inductees were recognized for achievements of the “mind, body and spirit.” The Spirit of Assumption and the Sister Mary Prisca, RSM, Leadership awards also were presented.

Rosemary Bisig Smith, a 1959 graduate, was honored with for her accomplishments of the mind. This category recognizes an alumna who has had personal or professional achievement in her career and has remained a loyal supporter of the Assumption community. Smith is the executive director and development officer of the Catholic Education Foundation. From 1980 to 1990, she served as the development director at Assumption.

Three women were recognized for achievements in the body category. This award is presented to former Assumption athletes who performed with excellence and lettered in a varsity sport, managers or coaches.

Maeghan Ramser Breunig, a 1997 alumna, was a standout track star who set records that are still in place today. Debbie Judd is a science teacher at Assumption and since 1989 has been the head field hockey coach. And Sarah Pomeroy Sanders, a 1998 graduate, was named Gatorade Kentucky High School Volleyball Player of the Year and the KHSCA Kentucky High School Volleyball Player of the Year in 1997.

Mary Varga was recognized with the Spirit Award. This award is given to an alumna who has made a difference in the lives of others and is someone who has stayed connected to the Assumption community through her classmates or through the school. Varga, a 1977 graduate, is a certified personal trainer and owner of ElderFit, which serves senior citizens of Louisville. She is a brain injury survivor and board member for the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky.

Ava Meagher was recognized with the Spirit of Assumption award. Meagher  was a faculty and staff member at Assumption for 23 years. She passed away in 2007.
Carl and Carleen Crossan Herde, a 1978 alumna, were recognized with the Sister Mary Prisca, RSM Leadership Award. The couple have served as co-chairs of Phase I of the AHS “Mind, Body, Spirit” capital campaign.

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