The 2014 Archdiocese of Louisville Book Bee finals were held at DeSales High School March 6. Teams of up to 12 students at each grade level read 12 books of varying degrees of student ability and reading difficulty. In the competition, a team is asked three questions on each of the books read.
In the fourth-grade division, St. Mary Academy won first place. St. James School in Elizabethtown, Ky., took first in the fifth-grade category. Our Lady of Lourdes School placed first in the sixth-grade division and St. Augustine School in Lebanon, Ky., placed first in the junior high category.
The YMCA Black Achievers program recognized two Trinity High School seniors on Feb. 22.
Aubrey Hayden received the Thomas Cork Sr. & Gwen House Cork Scholarship ($500) and Christopher Chandler received the National Black MBA Association Louisville Chapter L.O.T. Scholarship ($500), the India Mulligan Memorial Scholarship for Community Service ($500) and the Walter L. Barnes Community Service Award.
Assumption High School’s Advanced Choir, Bell Choir and Chamber Choir received superior ratings at Festival Disney March 8 in Orlando, Fla. The Advanced Choir received Best in Class in the women’s division and third place overall among all the choirs that performed.
The Mary Byron Project Scholars at Assumption High School sponsored a local Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event March 23 at The Assumption Green Sports and Education Complex. This international program raises awareness about sexualized violence against women, a news release from the school said.
The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event was a relay race in high-heel shoes between teams composed of students and faculty from DeSales, St. Xavier and Trinity high schools. Trinity won the race and received the Golden Shoe trophy.
The event is sponsored by the Mary Byron Project, Heine Brothers and Kizito Cookies in partnership with DeSales, St. X and Trinity high schools.
About 400 students at St. Albert the Great School attended a book reading by former NFL player and author Tim Green. Green’s latest book New Kid promotes hard work and good values.
The students also raised $850 by hosting a dress down day. The money was donated to the media center at Nativity Academy at St. Boniface.
William Mulloy, a junior at St. Xavier High School, took first place in the one-mile race at the New Balance Nationals held at the Armory in New York City on March 15. Mulloy also broke the meet record by running the mile in four minutes and fourteen seconds.
Ryan Carlin, a freshman at DeSales High School, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of Troop 194 at St. Martha Church.
For his Eagle Scout Leadership Project, Carlin built a concrete walking rosary next to an entrance to St. Martha Church. The project consisted of more than 200 hours of time by 30 volunteers.
The walking rosary is three feet wide and approximately 30 feet in walking distance. The rosary beads and decades are symbolized with raised stones in the concrete. A bench has been added to allow visitors to sit in prayerful meditation.
Matt Daugherty, a senior at Central Hardin High School, has signed a national letter of intent to wrestle at St. Catharine College. Daugherty is a member of St. James Church in Elizabethtown, Ky. The 2014-2015 school year will be the inaugural year for the wrestling program at St. Catharine.
The Trinity High School community donated 93 usable pints of blood at the school’s annual spring Red Cross blood drive on March 18.