Students from two area high schools have been honored in the national Scholastic Art and Writing competition.
St. Xavier High School senior Ian Timothy has received national recognition in the contest for the fourth consecutive year. He earned a Gold Medal, American Visions Medal and Best in Grade for his film “Day Shift.” Timothy also earned a Silver Medal in the Film and Animation category for “All My Dreams” and a Silver Medal in the Art Portfolio category for his “Beaver Creek” episodes.
Two Sacred Heart Academy seniors have been recognized as national medalists in the same competition.
Mikayla Burress earned a National Gold Key for her photograph, “I Will Let the Ocean Lead.” Lydia Pawley earned a National Silver Key for her drawing, “Mirror, Mirror.”
Timothy, Burress and Pawley have been invited to a national awards ceremony in New York. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards was established in 1923 to encourage and recognize student achievement in the creative arts. National Medalists are celebrated at a Carnegie Hall ceremony and will have their work showcased in galleries in New York City.
Twenty students from St. Xavier High School received special recognition from the American Association of German Teachers for their performance on the 2013 National German Exam. Four of the 22 — Luke Kozal, Brian Ford, Christopher Raymond and Gabriel Turner — scored in the 90th percentile.
Members of the St. Edward Church youth group participated in a mock refugee experience at the church Feb. 23 as part of their preparation for Confirmation. The students participated in several simulation exercises that refugees must endure before gaining entry into the U.S. including a medical exam and a United Nations interview.
Laxmi Adhakari, a Nepali refugee, spoke to the group about his experience as a refugee. The event was part of the Parishes Organized to Welcome Refugees (POWR) program.
Several Trinity High School students earned awards at the 2013 Kentucky United Nations Assembly.
Senior George Smith received an award for Outstanding Ambassador. Junior Eric Elder finished in the top three of a group of 22 students as Executive Committee Candidate for 2014. Additionally, Elder will be Summit President for the 2014 KUNA conference.
Additionally, the Trinity group received an award for Delegation of Excellence.