Congratulations to the members of the Assumption speech team who traveled this past weekend to compete at the Bradley University Heart of Illinois tournament. The team competed against 25 schools from seven states including from as far away as California.
SHAPE-America Midwest District has selected Assumption’s physical education teacher Kalie McKinley as the 2018 Midwest District SHAPE America High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year. In addition to her 2018 award, she was named the INSHAPE (formerly the Indiana AHPERD) Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year for 2017.
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced that Assumption’s storied volleyball coach Ron Kordes will be inducted in their 2018 Hall of Fame. Since becoming head coach 1989, Coach Kordes has lead the Rockets to 20 KHSAA State Championship titles, earned 1,060 wins with only 107 losses, and went undefeated in the 2001 (40-0) and 2005 (43-0) seasons.
It is bittersweet to announce that after 29 years of coaching at Assumption, Debbie Judd will step down as our head field hockey coach. Under her leadership, Assumption’s varsity field hockey team has earned 568 wins, 24 regional titles, and 10 state championships. In addition to her impressive record, Coach Judd was named 2003 Midwest Coach of the Year, 2015 KHSAA Coach of the Year, and 2016 West/Midwest Coach of the Year.
Sweeping all three sets, the Assumption Rocket volleyball team earned their 20th state championship title beating Mercy Academy on November 5 at Valley High School 25-22, 25-18, 25-22. Several AHS players were named to the first team All-State including Anna DeBeer ’20, Kayla Kaiser ’18, and Payton Frederick ’18. Camille Nazor ’19 and Rylee Rader ’20 were named to the second team All-State. In addition, Senior Kayla Kaiser ’18 was named Kentucky’s Ms. Volleyball 2017. Click read more to view news article.
Senior Taylor Allen has been selected as a state finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman award. Since 1994, Wendy's has recognized high character student athletes who have “displayed excellence and integrity both on and off the field”.
Assumption senior Sarah Daus was elected by the 75 representatives at Girls State in Frankfort to represent Kentucky as one of two senators at Girls Nation in Washington, D.C. last July. Girls State and Girls Nation are mock legislative programs sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.
Assumption senior Lauryn Grady has earned a perfect 36 on her ACT. Of the over two million high school students who took the benchmark standardized college admission test in 2017 only 0.136% received a perfect score.
Assumption seniors Melanie Duckworth and Lauryn Grady have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as National Merit Semi-finalists. Melanie and Lauryn were in the top 1% of the 1.6 million students who took the PSAT in 2017. In addition, seniors Alia Ahmadi, Kara Bruns, Sarah Michels and Correna Tate have been named National Merit Commended students for their excellent scores on the PSAT finishing in the top 5% of all students in the United States.
After 5 semesters of research, meetings, and reviews, eight seniors will showcase their Scholars Thesis work at the sixth annual Scholar Fest this Friday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Assumption theater. Each of the Scholar’s Thesis candidates will present the findings of her independent research project she has developed since sophomore year.