Liam Egan, a fifth-grade student at Holy Trinity School, raised $2,320 to fight autism during the seventh annual Families for Effective Autism Treatment’s Outrunning Autism 5K run. The race was held Sept. 22 at Westport Village.
Egan was the highest individual fundraiser for the event.
Holy Trinity School also supported Egan’s efforts by holding a “dress down day” to raise money for the event.
Twelve members of Trinity High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) assisted with the Billy Roby Junior Olympics at The Kentucky School for the Blind on Oct. 3. The students assisted with relay races and other events. Trinity’s chapter of the NHS has volunteered at the Junior Olympics for more than 20 years.
The Trinity High School community collected approximately 8,000 pairs of shoes to support the efforts of WaterStep (formerly Edge Outreach).
According to a news release from the school, WaterStep sells the materials from the shoes and uses the proceeds to purchase equipment and to educate people who do not currently have access to clean, safe drinking water.
Sacred Heart Academy hosted a school-wide pep rally Oct. 5 at the school to honor its state championship golf team.
This is the second consecutive year that Sacred Heart has won the state championship, and it’s the school’s seventh state golf title overall. Members of the championship team are Rachel Gathof, Maddie Hamilton, Gabrielle Miller, Meredith Moir and Katie Page. The team is coached by Leslie Bender.
Festival of Plays
Mercy Academy will host a “Festival of New Plays,” the school’s first festival of student-written plays. The program will take place Oct. 11 at 4 p.m., Oct. 12 at 8 p.m., Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
The Festival of Plays was inspired by an annual playwriting competition hosted by the Actors Theatre of Louisville, a news release from the school said. One-hundred and seventy Mercy seniors took part in the play-writing project.
St. Bernard School, 7500 Tangelo Drive, will hold a junior high mixer Oct. 13 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is $8 and correct change will be appreciated. Parents must pick up children at the gym door. Appropriate dress is required. For more information, call 239-5178.
The Office of Multicultral Ministry will host a Community-wide Spelling Bee at the Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 West Broadway. The preliminary round will be held Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The second round will be held Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the finals will be held Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Students from grades 1 to 12 are invited to participate. Registration is required and there is a $5 entrance fee per person. Word lists, rules and regulations will be distributed at the registration. For more information or to register call 776-0262.