Youth Events

Summer workshop

The Passionist Earth & Spirit Center, 1924 Newburg Road, will present a workshop for high school students July 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The workshop is called “Our Place in the Universe” and will look at “our understanding of the universe and our place within it,” a news release from the center said.
The cost of the workshop, which includes lunch and refreshments, is $20 and must be paid by June 25. After June 30, the cost is $30. Scholarships are available upon request.
To register online, visit earthandspiritcenter.org. For more information email info@earthandspiritcenter.org or call 452-2749.

Safety contest

St. Raphael School, 2131 Lancashire Avenue, was named a runner-up in the School Safety Contest, sponsored by the Catholic Mutual Group. The school received a $500 prize.
As part of their entry into the safety contest, St. Raphael students created a video featuring the “Safety League.” The entry was a take on popular comic books “where ordinary people turn into super heroes to fight crime,” a release from the contest said. In the video, ordinary students from all grades were recruited to turn into heroes to protect their fellow students from harm.
Topics discussed in the video were bullying, proper hand washing, locked classroom doors, intruder alerts, fall prevention, proper drop-off and pick-up procedures and healthy habits.

Kindergarten fun

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 to register.
The next event will be at Calypso Cove, Northeast YMCA, 9400 Mill Brook Road. Those with last names beginning in A-L will meet June 20 and participants with last names beginning with M-Z will meet June 27. Both groups will gather from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

New playground

More than 200 volunteers from the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and organizers from KaBOOM! met May 31 to build a new playground for residents of the St. Vincent de Paul apartments.
The new playground’s design is based on drawings created by the children who live on the St. Vincent de Paul campus.

Scholarships

Cynthia Beaven, a 2013 graduate of Mercy Academy, was one of the recipients of the McNair/Horseshoe Scholar Awards from the University of South Carolina.
The award is valued at $15,000 per year for four years.

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