Youth Events

Pen pals

Students from St. Andrew Academy and St. Paul School participated in a pen pal exchange program as part of Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 22 to 26.
Red Ribbon Week is a nationally celebrated drug and alcohol prevention awareness campaign.
The students were given age-appropriate writing assignments and suggestions to encourage one another to stay drug and alcohol free and to make positive decisions, a news release from the schools said.

Theater

St. Margaret Mary School’s musical theater program will present “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” Nov. 14, 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Activity Center, 7813 Shelbyville Road.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors and can be purchased by calling the school at 426-2635. They can also be purchased at the door for $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

Service pageant

Sarah Marie Cullop, a fifth grader at St. Bernard School, was the second runner up in the Princess with a Purpose pageant, a pageant that promotes service work. The pageant was held Oct. 21 and had 15 participants ages 6 to 15.

Basketball camp

Trinity High School and Sacred Heart Academy were partners in hosting Trinity’s annual “Shooting for the Stars” basketball camp for residents of St. Mary’s Center for adults with intellectual disabilities. The camp was held at Trinity’s Steinhauser Gymnasium Oct. 27.
Trinity and Sacred Heart basketball players and coaches led the St. Mary’s Center participants in basketball drills and a scrimmage game.

Eagle Scouts

Two Trinity High School seniors have earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.
Will Nalley was honored at a ceremony Oct. 15. Nalley is the 155th Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 315 sponsored by Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church. For his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project, Nalley volunteered at the church, sprucing up the grounds with new mulch, replacing dead plants, trimming shrubs and adding benches and a bird bath.
Drew Harden is a member of Troop 30 sponsored by The Temple. For his project, Harden oversaw the construction of picnic tables for the Chance School. Harden is also the Senior Patrol Leader (the youth leader) for his troop and served on the staff of National Youth Leadership Training.

Cosmic bowling

Mercy Academy students Alicia Kalbfleisch and Nikki Douglas hosted “Bowling Against Bullying — Halloween Cosmic Bowl” at Fern Valley Strike & Spare, 6220 Shepherdsville Road, Oct. 27. All proceeds were donated to the Newburg Boys & Girls Club of Kentuckiana’s gym renovation fund. The event was part of Kalbfleisch and Douglas’s senior service project.

State champs

Sacred Heart Academy held a school-wide pep rally for its state championship field hockey team Oct. 25. At the pep rally the team presented the state championship trophy to principal Mary Lee McCoy. This is the eighth field hockey state championship for Sacred Heart Academy and the fifth title for Coach Liz Lewis.

Xavier Scholars

St. Xavier High School recognized 36 freshmen at the annual Xavier Scholars reception held on Wednesday, Oct. 24. These students scored in the 95th percentile or higher on the high school placement exam.

Perfect ACT

Trinity High School senior Orion R. “Ori” Youngblood earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test. Less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score, a release from the school said.

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