Youth Events

Young entrepreneur

Sophia Samutin, a junior at Sacred Heart Academy, was honored last month by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) with the Young Entrepreneur Award.
The award is presented to high school and college women who own and operate a business while attending school.
Samutin is the founder of Eggs & Herbs, which specializes in producing eggs from organic, pasture-raised hens. Samutin sells eggs from chickens she raises and has plans to begin selling herbs in the near future, a news release from the school said.

Y-club honors

  • The Trinity High School delegation received several honors at the Kentucky Youth Assembly, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nov. 18 to 20. Senior Connor Priest received the Outstanding Delegate Award, and junior Nick Travis won the award for Outstanding Parliamentarian.
  • The St. Xavier High School delegation was recognized as a Delegation of Excellence. Sophomore Kealind Trent was recognized as an Outstanding Delegate and selected as an alternate justice to next year’s model Supreme Court.
  • Presentation Academy delegation also received the honor of Delegation of Excellence. Additionally, Presentation was recognized as the Most Outstanding Delegation overall. Sophomore Brianna Daniel served as the Premiere Speaker of the House and junior Karly Kindoll served as a committee chair and was recognized as an outstanding delegate. Senior Lauren Hamilton was one of five students out of the 500 in attendance to be recognized with an outstanding speaker award.
  • DeSales High School was also recognized for their participation at the 2012 Kentucky Youth Assembly. A bill — authored by seniors Alex Carter, Nick Davis, Chris Padilla and Andrew Schneider — was recognized as an Outstanding Bill. Carter was also recognized as an Outstanding Speaker, and junior Patrick White won Best Delegate. Additionally, junior Andrew Hurt was selected to act as President of the Senate at next year’s conference.

Food drive

Students at St. Gabriel the Archangel School collected 7,500 canned goods in November. Many of the items were distributed in Thanksgiving baskets given to needy families through the Fern Creek Highview United Ministries (FCHUM). The extra items will be placed in the FCHUM food pantry for distribution during the Christmas season.
The student council also sponsored a school uniform break for students, who made a cash donation to the American Red Cross to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.  The total amount collected was $1,055.59.

Filmmaking camp

Presentation Academy will host the MovieMakers Winter Break Filmmaking Camp at the school, 861 S. Fourth Street, Dec. 27 to 29 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuition is $150. Call 718-5090 or visit for more information.


Beginning in the fall of 2013, Mercy Academy freshmen, sophomores and juniors will use iPads along with existing curriculum in the classroom. Seniors will not be required to buy the computers, but it is an option if they are interested. A news release from the school said the new iPad initiative will allow students to “have access to information at all times, allowing them to move deeper into a subject.”

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