St. Xavier High School senior Ian Timothy received a Gold Medal in the student-film category of the New York Festivals International TV and Film Awards Competition.
The awards were given at the National Association of Broadcasters convention. Timothy’s film, “Day Shift” was one of only two student films to win Gold Medals. The New York Festivals competition featured entries from 50 countries.
Additionally, Timothy is a recent recipient of a Silver Telly Award in the animation category for “Day Shift.” This is an international professional award and is the highest honor given by the Telly Awards. Timothy’s film won in a professional category, not a student one. This year, there were more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents.
Joseph Ruth and Clayton Smith, both students at Trinity High School, have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.
Ruth, a sophomore at Trinity, is a member of Troop 30, which is sponsored by The Temple. For his Eagle Scout Service Leadership project, Ruth constructed an information kiosk at the Putney Pond nature preserve in Prospect, Ky.
Smith, a senior at Trinity, is a member of Troop 477, which is sponsored by St. Aloysius Church in Pewee Valley, Ky. He built and installed seven duck nest boxes and five bat houses at Lake Jericho Recreational Area in Henry County for his Eagle Scout project.
Trinity High School sophomore Ted Kamer is one of five recipients of the 2013 “Beacon of Hope” awards. This is an annual award given by the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) of Kentucky.
This award is presented to students who have shown success working with learning differences. Kamer will receive a $500 scholarship for college tuition.
- Fifteen Assumption High School students have signed national letters of intent to play college-level athletics. They are: London Ackermann (volleyball), Georgia Tech; Katie Friedrich (basketball), Lindsey Wilson College; Kelsey Gordon (field hockey) and Kaelin Grimes (volleyball), Western Kentucky University; Kelsey Kaiser (basketball and soccer), Spalding University; Erin Keifer (field hockey), Centre College; Audra Kinney (field hockey), College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.; Abbie Mather (tennis), Belmont University; Hailey Netherton (field hockey), University of Louisville; Sara Nicolas (field hockey), Central Michigan University; Kylie Noltemeyer (rowing), University of Louisville; Brandy Orth-Becker (track and soccer), Centre College; Taylor Paulson (volleyball), St. Louis University; Morgan Riggs (soccer), University of Kentucky; and Dee Dee Sliter (basketball), Spalding University.
- Cody Tranbarger, a senior at Trinity High School, has committed to playing lacrosse for Amherst College in Massachusetts.
Mercy Academy will host a Choral Music Concert and Art Show April 28 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the school’s StockYards Bank Auditorium, 5801 Fegenbush Lane. Admission is free.