Students at John Paul II Academy took up a collection for earthquake victims in Nepal and raised $215 in two days.
“The school community was encouraged to do an extra chore or donate part of their allowance to earn money to donate,” said principal Lynn Wilt.
The money was sent to Catholic Charities of Louisville and will be forwarded to Catholic Relief Services, whose representatives in Nepal are providing shelter, food and hygiene items to earthquake victims.
Derek Nafziger, a senior at Trinity High School, was selected as a Brown Fellow at Centre College. Brown Fellows are assigned a professor to work with them during college and receive a stipend. Nafziger was one of 10 students selected from 250 applicants. He plans to use the stipend to start a clean-water initiative on Centre’s campus.
- Sydney Flynn, a senior at Sacred Heart Academy, was awarded a National Merit $2500 Scholarship.
- Alex Young, a senior at St. Xavier High School, has been selected to receive the National Merit Scholarship sponsored by the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Kieran Gill, a junior at St. Xavier High School, has been selected to attend the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs at Georgetown College this summer.
Four students from St. Nicholas Academy will be taking part in the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland in June. The students came in second in the state competition to qualify for the national event. One seventh-grader competed as an individual and three eighth-graders created a documentary.
St. Xavier High School sophomore Garrett Bunch and juniors Patrick Koshewa and James Dawson have been invited to perform with the Kentucky Ambassadors of Music. The students will join the group of musicians on a seven-country tour in Europe during the summer of 2016.