Youth Events

Unsung Hero Award

Assumption High School senior Cassie Williams was awarded an Unsung Hero Award by the Louisville Rotary Club. Finalists also included seniors Julia Couch and Ann Nunnelley.
Each year the Rotary Club recognizes one outstanding civic-minded high school senior from every parochial, private and public school in Jefferson County. All Unsung Hero recipients receive $250 and a certificate of achievement. In addition, all Unsung Hero recipients and finalists who are pursuing a post-secondary education in Jefferson County are eligible to apply for Rotary scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $16,000.

Energy award

Fourth-grade students at St. Mary Academy were honored by the Kentucky’s Youth Awards for Energy Achievement Program. Three representatives from the class presented their project about energy consumption and conservation May 2 at the Convention Center in Frankfort.

Eagle Scouts

Two local high school seniors have won scouting’s highest honor — the Eagle Scout award. They are: Trinity High School senior Anthony DeVore, whose Eagle Scout project involved adding new landscaping and painting railings in the courtyard at Highland United Methodist Church; and St. Xavier High School’s Tyler Buttleman, a member of Troop 175 at St. Edward Church. His project was to build two bridges along the archery trail at Fern Creek’s Sportsman’s Club.

Essay winner

Nate Johnson, a student at Holy Angels Academy, won first place in the Right to Life Educational Foundation of Kentucky’s essay contest for ninth- and tenth-graders.

Art show

The art department at Assumption High School will host their annual spring show May 12, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the school’s Humana Performing and Fine Arts Center, 2170 Tyler Lane.

Letters of intent

  • Four Mercy Academy seniors signed letters of intent to participate in college athletics April 26. Colleen Sholtes signed with Belmont Abbey College to play golf. Lucy Meredith will play lacrosse at Transylvania University. Katie Jackel will play field hockey at Transylvania. And, Andrea Mattingly signed with Wittenburg University to play field hockey.
  • Five Holy Cross High School seniors signed letters of intent. Henry Vincent signed as a preferred walk-on with the University of Louisville football team. Maya Hardin will play basketball at Bellarmine University. Coral Maybrier signed with Indiana University Southeast to play volleyball. Jeremy Glass will play football for Notre Dame College. And, Lynsey Hazelwood signed with the University of Tennessee Martin to play volleyball.

ROTC scholarship

Mercy Academy senior Gabby Fong received a full ROTC scholarship to Yale University.

Stock market

Fifth-grade students from St. Gabriel the Archangel School were honored April 27 for placing first in the state in the Stock Market Game competition. During the fall and winter semester, the students researched companies, created a portfolio and invested $100,000 in imaginary money in stocks and mutual funds.
The winning team members were: Isaac Harper, Cole Campisano, Carter Bean, Mary Kate Wafzig and Regan Berger.

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