Youth Events

Junior Olympics

Sacred Heart Academy junior Darbi Gullet and sophomore Katie Esselman have been selected to play field hockey in the 2013 AAU Junior Olympic Games July 30 to Aug. 3 at the University of Michigan.
Athletes are selected based on play at the National Futures Championships in June, a news release from the school said. This is Esselman’s second year to be selected to the team.

Lacrosse classic

Sacred Heart Academy sophomore Mary Rose Hitt and freshman Mia Capozzoli were named 2013 Brine National High School All-Americans and were selected to represent the Midwest Region at the 2013 Brine National Lacrosse Classic held in Boyds, Md., June 30 to July 3.

Eagle Scout

Trinity High School senior Sean Link has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of Troop 477, which is affiliated with St. Aloysius Church in Pewee Valley, Ky.
For his Eagle Scout Service Leadership Project, Link updated the Marian Grotto area behind St. Aloysius’ chapel with a large natural stone patio, sidewalk, steps and a seating area.
He dedicated his project to the Sisters of Mercy, who previously owned the property, named Mount Mercy, and to Mary Pound, a longtime St. Aloysius parishioner and a frequent visitor to the grotto.
St. Aloysius School has begun using the grotto for outdoor classes and religious reflection, but all are welcome to enjoy the spiritual place located in the wooded area behind the school, a news release from the school said.

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 held July 19 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Kentucky Science Center, 727 W. Main Street.
Additional events will be held at the Walden Theatre, 1123 Payne Street, July 26 at 1 p.m.; and at the Kentucky Derby Museum, 704 Central Avenue, July 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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