Youth Events

Ugandan charity

Eighth-grade students at St. Raphael School recently raised $660 from a sale of paper bead jewelry which the students learned to make. They donated the proceeds to Amazima, a charity in Uganda.

The students were inspired by the book “Kisses from Katie,” an autobiography of a young Christian who served impoverished women and children in Uganda.

Perfect ACT

Frederick Weitendorf, a junior at St. Xavier High School, has received the highest possible composite score of 36 on the April 2013 administration of the ACT. Weitendorf is a member of the Quick Recall Team, Math Team, Ryken Service Club and the National Honors Society. He also was selected a Kentucky Governor’s Scholar and will participate in the program in June.

Journalism award

The Assumption High School newspaper The Rosecall placed first with special merit in the American Scholastic Press Association Annual Newspaper Review and Contest. This is the highest award offered in the competition.

The Rosecall staff received third place in overall design and second place in general excellence from the Kentucky High School Journalism Contest. Senior Rebecca Jones received first place in the editorial cartoon category and placed first and third in the two-page layout category. Senior Amanda Nitzken placed first in news writing and in one-page design. Senior Stephanie Campbell received second place in review writing.

Additionally, the 2012-2013 Rosecast yearbook staff received second place in the advertising section category, third place in general excellence, third place in overall coverage and third place in yearbook photography from the Kentucky High School Journalism Association.

State champs

  • The St. Xavier High School tennis team captured their fifth straight team championship May 18. It was the program’s 22nd title in the 32 years of team competition. In individual competition, the doubles team of Parker Thieneman and Zachary Kuo defeated St. X teammates Coleman Cox and Nick Waldeck for the doubles championship.
  • Sacred Heart Academy held a school-wide pep rally for its state championship lacrosse team May 17. This is the school’s second lacrosse state championship.

Language scholar

St. Xavier High School junior Michael Ritter has been awarded a 2013-2014 National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship to study language abroad in China this summer. The NSLI-Y scholarship is funded by the U.S. Department of State. The scholarship covers all program costs for participants including domestic and international travel, tuition and related academic preparation, language testing, education and cultural activities.

Eagle Scout

John Cerjak, a member of the Trinity High School class of 2013, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of Troop 325 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. For his Eagle Scout Leadership Project, Cerjak built 40 birdhouses for the St. Joseph Children’s Home.

Reading program

Kindergarten Countdown, a series of events for students entering kindergarten, will be hosted at various locations in Louisville this summer. Children entering Kindergarten will receive a free Kindergarten Countdown t-shirt and book. One child and an accompanying adult get in to each event at no charge. Stop by any Louisville Free Public Library June 1 or after to register.
The first event will be at the Frazier History Museum, 829 W. Main Street, June 8 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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