Youth Events

STEM camp

Shaye Allen, a sophomore at Presentation Academy and Raven Tindall, a Presenation freshman, were part of a six-person team to develop a science project that will be performed aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in late 2015.
The team — called “The Circuiteers” was one of eight teams that participated in
a two-weekend STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) camp March 21-22 and 28-29 at the Kentucky Science Center for the inaugural Louisville
Mission Discovery Science Camp.
The purpose of the camp was to allow students “to work together in teams to design science experiments that could be influenced by the microgravity environment of the ISS,” a news release from Mission Discovery Louisville said.

Spring theater

Sacred Heart School for the Arts will present “High School Musical” April 24 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and April 25 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
All shows will be at the Ursuline Arts Center, building #5, on the Ursuline Campus, 3105 Lexington Road. Tickets for the April 24 morning performance are $4. All other performances are $5 for students/senior citizens and $8 for adults.
Tickets can be purchased online or at showtix4u.com or at the door. For more information, call 897-1816.

Athletic signings

Three Trinity High School seniors signed national
letters of intent to play baseball at the college level April 15. Nathan Fitcher signed with Spalding University. Tyler Neeley signed with Bellarmine University. Cameron Ridge sign with Transylvania University.

Motivational talk

Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students at Ascension School attended an inspirational talk April 13 presented by Jamon Brown, a University of Louisville football player.
Brown is part of the PurpMe organization, which stands for People Uplifting Real People. The PurpMe group seeks to empower youth to “learn to work together and to show love to one another, and also learn to share their struggles and learn to motivate one another,” a news release from the organization said.

Tech competition

A team of Trinity High School students, coached by Marlon Francis, were named finalists in the 2015 Clean Tech Competition sponsored by the Center for Science Teaching and Learning. Out of 300 entries, Trinity’s team is one of 10 remaining in the competition and one of three from the United States.
Juniors Hanli Li, Alex McGrath and Matthew Pennington presented a plan to use solar energy and length of daylight to force sweet potato plants into early flowering and tuber formation, a news release from the school said. The objective of the project, the release said, is
to shorten the number of days to maturity while producing more sweet potatoes.
The team earned $300 to continue to build their prototype and a trip to Philadelphia to present it in the final round.

History champs

The academic team at St. Xavier High School won first place in the 2015 Kentucky History Bee and Bowl State Championships held April 4 in Russell, Ky. Bowl champions were Reed Rapasky, Alex Young, Kevin Reilly and Kenneth Gardner. In individual competition, Rapasky was the overall History Bee winner.

Optimist contest

Miranda Atkinson, a freshman at Presentation Academy, won the Optimist Club of Louisville’s essay contest based on the theme “Optimism Should be a Priority.”
Atkinson was awarded $150 and a gold medallion. Her essay will also be sent to the district level to be judged along with winners from other Optimist Clubs in the district. College scholarships are available for winners at the district level.

Jarrett’s Joy Cart

The Trinity High School community will be presenting more than 700 toys and stuffed animals to the Jarrett Joy Cart organization, which will distribute the donations to children in the Kosair Children’s Hospital oncology ward. The toys represent an approximate retail value of more than $3,000.
Jarrett’s Joy Cart is wheeled through the hospital’s oncology ward and children may select toys and games.

College manager

Zach Stopher, a senior at Trinity High School, has accepted a scholarship position on Marshall University’s 2015 football team as team manager.

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