Youth Events

Scouting for food

Boy Scouts in grades one to five from Pack 43 at St. Francis of Assisi Church and Pack 4 from St. Agnes Church collected food for the Dare to Care food bank.
Members of Pack 4 distributed flyers along Eastern Parkway, Bardstown Road, Trevilian Way and Newburg Road. Members of Pack 43, which includes students from St. James Church, went out the following weekend to collect the donated food.
The two packs were able to drop off more than 1,800 food items to Dare to Care on Nov. 22

Food distribution

Last month, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students from St. James School in Elizabethtown, Ky., volunteered at Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, a national non-profit organization made up of a network of regional food banks.
The students spent several hours filling bags to be used for the BackPack Program, a program for children who are at risk of going hungry over the weekends when school meals are unavailable. The program currently supports 600 to 700 students in Hardin County, a news release from the school said.

Player of the year

Merideth Jewell, a senior at Mercy Academy, has been named the 2014-15 Gatorade Kentucky Volleyball Player of the Year. Jewell is the third Gatorade Kentucky Volleyball Player of the Year to be chosen from Mercy.
The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also “high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field,” a news release from Gatorade said.
Jewell has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Morehead State University.

Eagle Scout

John Michael Boyle, a senior at Trinity High School, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.
He is a member of Troop 327 at St. Albert the Great Church.
For his Eagle Scout Leadership Project, Boyle and a team of volunteers built a 150-foot split-rail fence around the playground at the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, Ky.

Dance clinic

The Mercy Academy dance team will host a dance clinic Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinic is open to all grades pre-kindergarten and up.
This year’s routine will be taught to the Taylor Swift song “Shake It Off,” and performed at Mercy’s home basketball game Feb. 5. For more information, visit mercyacademy.com or email Beth Albanese at ealbanese01@gmail.com.

Honors choir

Eight St. Xavier High School students have been selected for the 2015 University of Louisville Honors Choir. They are: seniors Eli Meyer and Daniel Stapp; and juniors Michael Bailey, John Bowen, James Dawson, Xander Eisert, Nolan Lawson and Jackson Smith.
The honors choir performed at a concert Jan. 12 under the direction of University of Louisville’s Dr. Kent Hatteberg.

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