Youth Events

SPAVA awards

Fifty-eight students at St. Nicholas Academy were awarded Peacemaker Awards by the Society for the Prevention of Aggressiveness and Violence among Adolescents (SPAVA) on May 7. Students receiving the honors were:

Miranda Atkinson, Olivia Atkinson, Mary Baxter, Keaton Brooks, Deelan Brown, Dylan Clark, Matthew Cundiff, Chase Daub, Joe Davis, Alex Doucette, Megan Edwards, Gloria Fan, Carmen Foote, Sydney Gardner, Jackson Hartlage, Drake Hasler, Jason Ho, Hannah Huff, Aquilla Irabaruta, Nathan Johnson, Destiny Kleinhelter, Brian Tran, Emily Lukeas, Anna Lynch, Brandon Mattingly, Cameron McDonogh, Kristen Meyer, James Mouser, Alex Murphy, Lukas Myers, Cloey Neeley, Lexi Newton, Justin Ngo, Julie Nguyen, Matthew Nguyen, Stephen Owen, Jake Payne, Chase Pfaadt, Jennifer Phelps, Noah Phillips, Jordan Powell, Peyton Powell, Hannah Reed, Benjamin Russell, Alex Schneider, Halle Snyder, Emily Spicer, Hailee Stebbins, Jenny Story, Amanda Trautwein, Alexis Triplett, Jonas Vance, Jacquez Vasquez, Katelyn Vaught, Alex Vettiner, Rebecca Vowels, Alexia Welch and Emily Woods.

Dr. Timir Banerjee, a local neurosurgeon founded SPAVA in 1999 as a means to teach youth about non-violence and peace.

National merit

St. Xavier High School senior Will Sack has been awarded a National Merit scholarship, sponsored by the UPS Foundation.

Brown Fellow

Assumption High School senior Tess Bettler was selected as a Brown Fellow at the University of Louisville.

The Brown Fellows Program is available at both Centre College and the University of Louisville and provides students with an enrichment opportunity customized by the student that includes research, leadership and international travel, a release from Assumption said. Ten fellows are chosen each year by both colleges.

Science fair

Students from St. Albert the Great School participated in the school’s science fair last month. Amanda Hanger placed first in the eighth-grade earth science category. Soo Lee Kyung placed first in the eighth-grade life science category. Cooper Winrich placed first in the seventh-grade physical science category. And, Kevin Deye placed first in the eighth-grade physical science category.


Sacred Heart School for the Arts will conclude its 2012-2013 theater season with “Hansel and Gretel” May 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. and May 12 at 2 p.m. All performances will be in the Ursuline Arts Center, building 5 on the Ursuline Campus, 3114 Lexington Road.

Tickets, $5 for students and seniors and $8 for adults,  are available online at or at the door.

Art show

The Assumption High School art department will host its annual spring art show May 11 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Humana Foundation Performing and Fine Arts Center on Assumption’s campus, 2170 Tyler Lane.

The artwork will include paintings, drawings, 3-D pieces and graphic art. There is no cost to attend.

Athletic signings

Nine Mercy Academy seniors signed national letters of intent to play college-level  athletics on April 25.

They are: Katie Wicke (cross country and track), Lindsey Wilson College; Courtney Anderson (soccer), St. Catharine College; Shelby Catlett (cross country & track), Transylvania University; Hanna Spoelker (field hockey), Transylvania; Alicia Kalbfleisch (field hockey), Centre College; Jessie Wilson (field hockey), Transylvania; Katie Wegenast (field hockey), Bellarmine University; Lauren Lee (soccer), St. Catharine; and Kayla Richardson (basketball), Lindsey Wilson.

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