Instead of attending class Feb. 24 to 28, students at Assumption High School participated in numerous acts of service for its annual mission week. The theme of this year’s mission was “The Power of Community.”
Eighty-four seniors, along with faculty and staff traveled to Belize, Nicaragua, New Mexico and Appalachia for mission trips.
Students also viewed the documentary “The Potter’s Field,” about the local, student-driven, indigent burial program; listened to Catherine McGeeney from the Coalition for the Homeless, discuss poverty and homelessness in the Louisville area; and performed service work at Ronald McDonald House and with Catholic Charities.
Amy Teta, a student at Sacred Heart Academy, has been selected to attend the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy. The leadership program is taking place at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., from Feb. 21 to March 7.
The academy uses technology, science-oriented workshops and team exercise to teach leadership skills in science, technology, engineering and math, a news release from Honeywell said.
Teta will join 300 other students from 38 countries and 33 U.S. states and territories for the two-week program.
Students at St. Xavier High School won numerous awards in the 2014 Scholastic Art and Writing Regional competition Feb. 20.
Gold Key winners were: Victor Burklow (mixed media), Luke Harwell (ceramics and glass) and Kevin Riggs (ceramics and glass).
Silver Key winners were: Eric Bush (photography), Max Lambert (ceramics and glass), Will Ostertag (ceramics and glass), Ethan Torstrick (mixed media), James Vessels (ceramics and glass), Joseph Vonderheide (ceramics and glass) and Andrew Walker (drawing).
Gold Key artworks were exhibited at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft from Feb. 7 to March 2. Silver Key and honorable mention artworks were exhibited through March 4 at Gheens Academy.
Tommy Sullivan, Griffin Johnson, Michael Lucchese, Lowell Brown, Patrick Ryan and Jackson Krauser, all juniors at St. Xavier High School, have been chosen to represent St. X at the Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools Student Retreat March 9 to 13 at the Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in West Hartford, Conn.
Also, St. X senior Devin Kelly was selected as a senior leader.
The retreat helps students understand the mission and ministry of the Xaverian Brothers, a news release from the school said.