St. X students featured in documentary
A documentary called “A Potter’s Field,” featuring several St. Xavier High School students will premiere at the 5th annual Flyover Film Festival June 12 at 7 p.m. at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street.
The documentary follows members of the St. Joseph of Arimathea Society at St. X. These students, along with St. X faculty and alumni, act as pall bearers and provide a Christian burial service for deceased individuals in Jefferson County who do not have the funds to be buried in a private cemetery.
To view the trailer, visit http://vimeo.com/66920898.
Assumption High School students, faculty and staff collected $2,000 for tornado victims who attend Mount St. Mary High School in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Eight families of Mount St. Mary High School lost their homes in a May 20 tornado. In addition to being a “sister school” with Assumption, Mount St. Mary is also involved in the Mercy Ambassador Exchange Program and their mascot is also the Rocket.
Students, faculty and staff at Assumption donated the money in exchange for a day to dress out of uniform. In addition to the donation, students signed a banner offering prayers and support to the Oklahoma school.
Both Assumption and Mount St. Mary high schools were founded by the Sisters of Mercy.
AP course pilot
The College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program has selected St. Xavier High School as one of 40 high schools in the country for an AP Computer Science Principles pilot. The College Board’s AP Program plans to launch the new AP Computer Science Principles course in the fall of 2016 with the first AP exam scheduled for May 2017.
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 will be admitted to each event at no charge. To register, visit any Louisville Free Public Library.
The first event will be at the Frazier History Museum, 829 W. Main Street, June 8 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Three St. Xavier High School students were selected as recipients of the school’s Joseph Harry Bundschu Memorial Aviation Award. Senior Nick Grueninger, junior Matt Jones and sophomore Sehr Faltin were selected based on a 500-word essay about their interest in aviation. They will receive funding for flight lessons. Larry Bundschu, a 1966 alumnus, and his late father, both pilots, established the endowment to allow others to share in the joy of flying, a news release from the school said.
Nine students in Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville have been awarded college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships. They are:
Bethlehem High School — Ezra Surtees, University of Dallas.
DeSales High School — William Reichert, University of Kentucky; and Gregory Reilly, University of Kentucky.
St. Xavier High School — Geoffrey Bohn, University of Louisville; Joseph Dawson, University of Louisville; Tanner Thieneman, University of Kentucky; and Cole Pospisil, Vanderbilt University.
Trinity High School — Joseph Senn, University of Louisville; and Orion Youngblood, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.