Assumption High School received a $25,000 grant from the Celebrate My Drive initiative, sponsored by State Farm. Students, parents, administrators and members of the Assumption community participated in the program by making commitments to drive safely.
Assumption is required to invest 10 percent of the grant in teen driver safety programs for students. The school plans to use the remaining funds on school improvements.
The Celebrate My Drive program is meant “to celebrate new drivers, focusing on the freedom, but also the responsibility, that comes with earning a driver’s license,” a news release from the school said.
The program aims to “amplify conversations about this important topic and help be part of the solution,” the release noted.
Assumption was one of 100 schools to be chosen for the grant from the more than 3,200 registered high schools that participated in this year’s program, the release said.
The Serra Club’s annual Vocation Essay Contest winners were announced late last year. First place winners each received $100 and their teachers received $50 each.
In the fourth- to sixth-grade category, Audrey Dant, a sixth-grader at St. Patrick School, placed first. Paul Gates, a fifth-grader at St. Albert the Great School placed second; and Riley Torbus, a sixth-grader at St. James School in Elizabethtown, Ky., placed third.
In the seventh- to eighth-grade category, Mackenzie Hustead, a seventh-grader at St. James in Elizabethtown, placed first. Nell Rydzewski, a seventh-grader at St. Margaret Mary School place second; and Molly Eby, a seventh-grader at St. James in Elizabethtown earned third place.
The winning essays can be viewed here.
Supplies Over Seas
Ten middle school students and four parents from St. Margaret Mary School volunteered at Supplies Over Seas Dec. 29. The students sorted medical supplies to be sent to Liberia for use in the fight against Ebola.
Students also sorted personal hygiene items, which will be distributed to local agencies.
Supplies Over Seas is a Louisville-based non-profit organization which collects and distributes medical supplies to communities in need around the world.
The Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry will host its City-wide Spelling Bee at the Catholic Enrichment Center (CEC), 3146 W. Broadway, Jan. 10 at 10 a.m.
Students in grades one to eight are invited to participate. Registration is required and there is a $5 entrance fee per person. Word lists and guidelines are available upon request. For more details or to register, call the CEC at 776-0262.
Mercy Academy will host a “Home Team Huddle” at the school, 5801 Fegenbush Lane, Jan. 11 at 4:30 p.m. The event will take place before the varsity basketball game against Assumption High School and will feature games of corn hole (including a free raffle for a Mercy corn hole board), grilled hot dogs, pasta salad, desserts and lemonade. All are free while quantities last.