Youth Events

40 days of Lent

Students at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown, Ky., are participating in numerous activities throughout the 40 days of Lent. Members of the pro-life club prayed outside the EMW Women’s Surgical Center in downtown Louisville March 22 and 29.
Students participated in reconciliation April 3 and they also will take part in eucharistic adoration April 16 in St. Joe Prep Hall from 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On Holy Thursday, students will meet at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral for the Holy Thursday service and a “simple meal” of bread and soup afterward at the school.
Students will pray the rosary in the school chapel on Good Friday and will participate in the Stations of the Cross later in the afternoon.

Rice Bowl

The Trinity High School community raised more than $1,900 during this year’s Rice Bowl program that will go to Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to give aid to those in impoverished, war-torn or natural-disaster areas. The Rice Bowl program is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action effort for parishes, schools and families, a news release from the school said.
The program invites Catholics to live in solidarity with the poorest and most vulnerable brothers and sisters through the three Lenten pillars of praying, fasting and almsgiving, the release said.

Relay for Life

Assumption High School will host the “Relay for Life of the 502” event at the Assumption Green Sports and Education Complex, 4500 Champions Trace, April 18 at 6 p.m. to April 19 at 6 a.m. All funds raised will go to support cancer research. For more information visit

Global scholars

Trinity High School seniors Houston Lichtefeld and Michael Gilligan have signed statements of intent for the Global Scholars Honors Program at the University of Kentucky. The program accepts only 40 students per year. Lichtefeld and Gilligan will pursue opportunities for undergraduate research with other scholars and experience education abroad, a news release from the school said.

Spring musical

St. Margaret Mary School will host “Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.” April 23 and 24 at 7 p.m., April 25 at 6 p.m., and April 27 at 2 p.m. All performances will be held at the school at 7813 Shelbyville Road, across from the Oxmoor Mall. Pre-sale ticket prices are $9 for adults and $6 for students and seniors, and can be purchased online at Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.

Debate contest

Members of the Trinity High School speech and debate team completed their regular season with a trip to Centre College March 22 for the National Forensics League qualifying tournament for nationals. Senior John Moremen placed in the top seven in the state in International Extemporaneous Speaking. With his partner, senior Jackson Rice, Moremen also claimed third place in the state in Public Forum Debate. Moremen and Rice will serve as alternates for the national tournament.

KUNA honors

A group of sixth- and seventh-grade students from Holy Trinity School participated in the YMCA’s Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA) Conference March 23-25. This is the first delegation from Holy Trinity to participate at KUNA.
The Holy Trinity group was named a Delegation of Excellence and was awarded an Outstanding Proposal Award. Harper Grove was named an outstanding ambassador.

Scholastic art

Olivia Vanegas, a senior at Assumption High School, earned national recognition in the 2014 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Vanegas won a Gold Key at the Louisville Metropolitan Regional Competition for her painting “Street Life.”
She will be recognized at a national ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City June 6.

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