Youth Events

Presentation students
aid EDGE Outreach

Presentation Academy’s Y-club is collecting shoes to donate to EDGE Outreach. EDGE uses money made from the sale of the shoes to build water filtration systems.

Presentation’s Y-club has placed shoe donation boxes around the school, at all four KUNA conferences and at the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Motherhouse in Nazareth, Ky. The club will take shoe donations until the end of the school year.


Energy award

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) has awarded its first Young Environmentalist Award to Trinity High School junior Matthew Addison.

Addison received the award from State Rep. Tim Moore and EEC Secretary Len Peters during a meeting of the legislature’s Natural Resources and Environment Committee.

The Secretary’s Young Environmentalist Award recognizes young people who decide on their own to serve as environmental stewards. Each summer for the past 10 years, Addison and his family and friends wade through a two-mile stretch of the Little Barren River, picking discarded trash and tires and hauling them back to shore in john boats for disposal.


Education honor

Project Warm has announced that St. Xavier High School theology teacher Ben Kresse and his family are the recipients of the Green Spark Education Award, which will be presented at a breakfast April 3 at the Louisville Zoo. The Green Spark Education Award, sponsored by LG&E, is given to an educational institution that has effectively engaged its students in service learning on the topic of energy conservation. Each winter Kresse organizes volunteers to help weatherize the homes of low-income families to reduce energy bills.


Scholarship

Bethlehem High School senior Lauren McGrew, a 4.0 student, has received the Mary Agnes Dugan Clayton Scholarship. McGrew will attend Bellarmine University this fall and is considering a major in psychology.

The Mary Agnes Dugan Clayton Scholarship, established by Joe Paul Clayton in the name of his mother, provides full tuition, plus room and board, for a Bethlehem student attending Bellarmine University. Mary Agnes Dugan Clayton is a 1943 graduate of Bethlehem High School.


Prom donation

Assumption High School freshman Reagan McCants collected 70 prom dresses for the tornado victims of Henryville High School. McCants also gathered shoes, purses, jewelry and shawls.

Assumption students also raised $2,300 during a jeans day for the tornado victims which will be sent to Hand in Hand Ministries for disaster relief in eastern Kentucky. Students made six blankets for victims of the tornado who are still in University Hospital. Sophomores plan to collect used books to help restock libraries destroyed in schools.


Academic honor

Students from St. James School in Elizabethtown, Ky., competed in the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition (KAAC) state Governor’s Cup competition March 11 and 12 in Lexington, Ky. For the second consecutive year, the quick recall team made it to the elite eight. Team members received individual medals for their efforts and a trophy for the school. (Team members were Garrett Kasey, Jacob Dvorjak, Riley Jones, Sarah Erckenbrack, Patrick Quire, Stephen Thompson, Mara Wheelehan, Michael Quire, Kyle Landis, Olivia Hamilton, Abby Erckenbrack and Luke Wiseman.)

St. James placed twelfth in the state in overall competition. More than 200 middle schools competed in the competition.

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