Hospital offers college scholarships
For the 21st year, physicians associated with Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare (JHSMH), a part of KentuckyOne Health, are offering college scholarships.
The scholarship program, which began in 1991 as a Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital medical staff initiative, will award at least 12 one-time scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each. The program is open to all students who live in the primary service areas of the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare campuses. At least two will be awarded to a JHSMH employee or a member of a JHSMH employee’s family.
As part of the application process, students are asked to submit an essay detailing how the scholarship will allow them to reach their long-term goals or explaining how they’ve persevered through hardships. Applicants are also asked to provide information about their academic achievements, family demographics, community service and teacher recommendations. Applications for the scholarship are due by April 15, 2012. The scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board and books at the college of the recipient’s choice. To date, the medical staff has awarded $263,000 in scholarships.
To request an application packet, students or teachers may contact the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare Medical Staff Office, located at 1850 Bluegrass Ave, by calling 361-6652.
The ECHO, Trinity High School’s student newspaper, earned numerous awards in Western Kentucky University’s 32nd annual Mark of Excellence journalism competition.The following placed in the contest:
Mike Wagner — first place in Feature Writing; Philip Truman — first place in News Writing; Jack French — first place in Editorial Cartooning; Pierce Abernathy —c third place in News/Feature Photography and third place in Sports Photography; Jonah Phillips — third place in Sports Writing and third place in Review/Column Writing; and The ECHO — third place in Newspaper Page Design and second place for the Best High School News Website.
Caterina Karas, a student at Martha Layne Collins High School in Shelbyville, Ky., and a member of Saint Martin de Tours Church in Louisville, signed a National Letter of Intent March 6 with Xavier University to run cross country/track. Kara was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship and a cross country/track scholarship.
Karas is the Kentucky State Cross Country Record Holder, the 2010 Cross Country Class AA Champion and the 2011 Cross Country Class AA Runner Up.
St. Albert the Great School has been selected by Barnes & Noble as the only stop in Louisville for the Magic Tree House On Stage tour. Based on the popular series for children, the characters from the book will come to life for the school’s pre-Kindergarten through third-grade students. St. Albert the Great School will host the characters from the book April 2 at 9:25 in the school gym. There will be a 20 minute performance followed by a book stamping. Books will be on sale at the event and prior to the event from Barnes & Noble in the Summit.
Trinity High School students earned top honors in the Future Business Leaders of America regional competition March 13. The following students will move on to state level competition: Grant Rohleder, Jon Goldenberg and Evan Winrich — first place in Business Ethics; James Moak, Scott Lee and Brad Hoffman — first place in Computer Game and Simulation Programming; Patrick Heeb, Patrick Brennan and Thomas Albrektson — first place in Management Decision Making; Ben Baughman — first place in Health Care Administration; Jack Eichenberger and Daniel Hulsman — first place in Global Business; Adam McClinton — third place in Website Design; and Sam Motiff, Will Ratterman and Ross Troop — third place in Digital Video Production.