Youth Events


St. Patrick Church, 1000 N. Beckley Station Road, will host the next “Exalt” event — a “festival of praise and worship” — on May 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Graduating eighth-graders and high school students are invited to the event, which will feature talks and live Christian rock music. Pizza will be provided. There will be a special blessing for the graduating eighth-graders and seniors.
Rick Rayome, one of the adult organizers, said he hopes this program will highlight the importance of the Mass and the Blessed Sacrament. Nearly 200 teens and 75 adults attended a similar event in January.
The goal is “to create a longing for the youth to return to Mass and to help kids understand that we praise God everywhere but we worship him at the Mass,” Rayome said.
Teens are invited to attend a youth Mass at 5 p.m. before the praise event. Graduating eighth-graders and high school students who want to attend “Exalt” may contact the youth minister at their parish or simply come to the event. No registration is required and the event is free of charge. Find “Exalt” on Twitter @ExaltLouisville.

Leadership award

Josh Fakunle, a senior at Trinity High School, has been awarded the 100 Black Men of America — Louisville Chapter Future Leaders Scholarship. He will receive a full academic tuition scholarship for four consecutive years at the University of Kentucky. The mission of the 100 Black Men of America is “to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic” opportunities, a news release from the school said.
Fakunle was honored at the 100 Black Men Annual Derby Scholarship Gala on May 1 at the Galt House Hotel & Suites.

History day

Ten Mercy Academy students competed in the Kentucky History Day State Competition at the University of Louisville April 26 and two students advanced to the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland in June.
Sophomore Hirra Iqbal placed second in the individual website category for her project, “Eglantyne Jebb and the Declaration of the Rights of the Child.” Sophomore Amanda Greenwell placed first in the individual exhibit category for her project, “A Vote for Women’s Rights: The Illegal Ballot Cast by Susan B. Anthony.”

Duke TIP

Chas Pemberton, a seventh-grader at St. Gabriel School, was one of the students in the Archdiocese of Louisville recognized in the annual Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP).
TIP identifies academically talented seventh-graders in public, nonpublic and home schools based on their scores on standardized tests taken in elementary or middle school. These students take either the SAT or ACT college entrance exam.
Pemberton received both “grand” (the highest scores) and “state” recognition.

Movie night

Mercy Academy will host a movie night featuring Disney’s “Frozen,” May 9 at 7 p.m. at the school’s Evans Park Sports Complex at 5801 Fegenbush Lane. The event is free. Bring blankets or lawn chairs.

KHSAA award

Logan Porter, a senior at  Trinity High School, was recognized in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s (KHSAA) CLASS Awards Recognition Program. Porter received a $350 scholarship award at a banquet on May 4. He also is eligible for a $3000 scholarship.

Spring concert

Trinity High School will host its annual Spring Concerts, featuring the choir and jazz band, along with the newly-formed bell ensemble. The performances will be held in Trinity’s auditorium on Sherrin Avenue May 9 at 7 p.m. and May 11 at 3 p.m. Admission is free and parking is available in the auditorium lot or across the street in the Alumni Hall lot.

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