Several students who attend schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville have been recognized by the Kentucky Derby Museum Art Contest.
- Abby Moore, a junior at Mercy Academy, was named the grand prize winner. Moore will receive six box-seat tickets to this year’s Kentucky Derby. She also will receive a plaque, blue ribbon and certificate at an award ceremony Feb. 11. Her work will be framed and on display in the museum for the next year. Mercy’s art department will receive $500 for art supplies.
- Anna Hennis, a senior at Assumption High School, was named the Thoroughbred Award winner.
- Taylor O’Neil, a junior at Mercy Academy, won the Jockey’s Award.
- In the intermediate category, Grace Medley, a fifth-grader at St. Nicholas Academy, placed first.
- In the middle school category, Brenna Schoenbachler, an eighth-grader at St. Bernard School, placed second. Julie Nguyen, an eighth-grader at St. Nicholas Academy, placed third in the same category.
Holy Trinity School, 423 Cherrywood Lane, was recognized for its efforts in compassion Jan. 29 by the office of Mayor Greg Fischer. Brenda Frank, a representative from mayor’s office, will present the school with a Proclamation for Compassion.
The city of Louisville has been twice named the model compassionate city by the Charter for Compassion International. In an effort to continue this commitment to practice compassion, Louisville is naming 100 affirmed schools or businesses that are committed to being a model for compassion in their daily lives, a news release from Holy Trinity said.
IB world status
Sacred Heart Model School has achieved certification as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme school for grades six to eight.
SHMS is the only Catholic and private school in Kentucky certified as an IB middle years school.
The Middle Years Programme requires students to study two languages, humanities (to include religion at SHMS), sciences, math, arts (to include visual and performing arts at SHMS), physical education and technology, a news release from the school said. In the eighth grade, students will also undertake a community project to demonstrate the development of skills and understanding and to encourage students to implement “action as service” in the community, the release said.
The curriculum is organized through five areas of interaction, including approaches to learning, community and service, human ingenuity, environments and health and social education.
Sacred Heart Academy, also a member of Sacred Heart Schools, has been an IB high school since 1998 and is the only Catholic and private high school in Kentucky to offer the program.
Matthew Blincoe, a senior at Trinity High School, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.
He is a member of Troop 327 at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church.
For his Eagle Scout Service Leadership Project, Blincoe built a bridge over a drainage system at Bernheim Forest, using rocks, concrete and soil.
St. Nicholas Academy will present “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” Feb. 20 and 22 at 7 p.m. at the Iroquois Ampitheater.
The play will be performed by students in grades three to eight. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Letter of Intent
Reggie Bonnafon, a senior at Trinity High School, signed a National Letter of Intent to play football for the University of Louisville on Feb. 5.