Sacred Heart Academy seeks nominations for awards

Sacred Heart Academy is accepting nominations for its Alumna of the Year award. The 2014 recipient will be honored Feb. 6 during the school’s 24th annual Alumnae Awards Celebration. The celebration will take place at The Olmsted and will include dinner and a cash bar.

According to a news release from the school, the Alumna of the Year award is presented to a Sacred Heart Academy alumna who has contributed significantly to her community and enriched the lives of those around her.

Nominations are also sought for the Heart Award, which is given annually to a Sacred Heart Academy graduate or individual who has contributed significantly to the community at large or to the SHA community and faculty.

The Ursuline Teaching Legacy Award will be presented to an alumna who has dedicated 20 or more years to teaching. This award was established in 2008 by the SHA Alumnae Board to honor the Ursuline Sisters’ 150th anniversary of teaching in Louisville, the release said.

Former athletes, coaches and individuals who have been exceptionally loyal supporters of Sacred Heart Academy athletics will also be considered for induction into the Valkyrie Hall of Fame. Former athletes must be “at least a 10-year graduate, performed with excellence in a varsity sport and continue to
show true sportsmanship to family and community.”

The school also is accepting nominations for individuals who did not graduate from Sacred Heart Academy, but “whose devotion is equal to completing the requirements for a diploma.” An Honorary Diploma will be given to a man, woman, teacher, public figure or former student who attended but did not graduate from SHA.

Nominations and supporting documentation should be mailed to Nannette Mershon, SHA Alumnae Director, Sacred Heart Schools, 3177 Lexington Road, Louisville, Ky., 40206 or emailed to by Nov. 7.

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