Assumption junior will take part in the James Graham Brown Cancer research internship this summer. Only 15 students in the Louisville area were selected for this eight-week program with KentuckyOne Health. According to the Brown Cancer Center's website, “The goal of the program is to afford students an opportunity to obtain hands-on wet-lab or computer-driven research experience through working with James Graham Brown Cancer Center faculty in their research laboratories.” Mary Grace has an interest in scientific research and looks forward to honing her observational skills at the Brown Cancer Center. Congratulations to Mary Grace for earning this exceptional STEAM opportunity.
Nine years ago, Assumption seniors had a dream — to create a flag football game for girls while raising money for charity. Through hard work and a lot of planning this dream became reality. Friday, April 29, the ninth annual Pink and White Game between Assumption High School and Sacred Heart Academy will be played at Trinity High School’s Marshall football stadium, 4011 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40207. Tickets are not available at the event and may only be purchased at one of the four participating schools the week prior. The event raises breast cancer awareness with proceeds going to the Norton Cancer Institute Breast Health Program. Since its inception in 2008 the game has raised over $170,000 for breast cancer programs.
The evening begins at 7 p.m. with a special ceremony to honor breast cancer survivors and remember loved ones who have passed away from the disease. Students from the Assumption, Sacred Heart, St. Xavier High School, and Trinity High School will escort a survivor onto the field and give them a pink rose. Students memorializing a family member or friend who have passed away from breast cancer will observe a moment of silence in their honor. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. with a halftime dance routine performed by the boys’ high schools. St. Xavier students will showcase a dance to cheer on the Assumption Rocket flag football team and Trinity students will perform to rally on the Sacred Heart players. This “role-reversal” concept was conceived to reflect a new interpretation of the famous annual football rivalry between St. X and Trinity.
In a check presentation ceremony on April 27 at Farnsley Middle School, Assumption's AP environmental science students were awarded a $3,000 grant from the Knollenberg Foundation by Mayor Greg Fischer. The award was received for the students' three-pronged plan to combat Louisville's urban heat island challenge on the Assumption campus. Representing the Archdiocese of Louisville, all-american speech champion, Assumption senior, Raegan Davis discussed the plan to mitigate the solar heat gain. The students propose planting deciduous trees throughout the black asphalt parking lot to increase the tree canopy and offset the high temperatures. In addition, students would like to install a trellis on the south wall to create a green wall of vegetation and decrease reflective heat. Lastly, the students would like to expand green STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education at Assumption to teach future generations of women scientific processes to care for the environment. Click the article to watch Raegan Davis' inspiring speech.
At the LouisvilleCatholicSports.com banquet on Sunday, April 24, Assumption senior Sabrina Fussenegger was presented the Academy Sports and Outdoors Student Athlete of the Year award which includes a $1,000 scholarship. Sabrina has lettered in Rocket softball and basketball all four-years at Assumption and has a 3.7 GPA. She will be playing softball for the Bellarmine Knights. Click the headline to read the full article at CatholicSportsNet.com.
Congratulations to Assumption senior Rachel Lancaster who signed to play in the NCAA for Northern Kentucky University. Rachel is ranked first in the state for discus with a 125 ft. 3 in. distance and second in shot put with a 37 ft. 6 in. throw. In addition to competing at the NCAA level in discus and shot put, Rachel will also compete in the hammer throw. She holds a 3.7 GPA and is majoring in Information Technologies.
Honor the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death with a rousing performance of his final play ‘The Tempest’ as peformed by Assumption's Rose Theatre Company. The production opens Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m., with three additional performances Saturday, April 30, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in Assumption's Humana Foundation Peforming and Fine Arts Center. Adult tickets are $10 and student/senior tickets are $7. To purchased tickets using google chrome at www.showtix.com, click “Read More" below, click buy tickets, and search Assumption High School.
This Shakespearean classic centers on Prospera, a banished ex-duchess who has spent 12 years on an enchanted island with her only daughter, Miranda. Conjuring up a storm, Prospera is given the opportunity to re-encounter those who exiled her so long ago. A witty comedy, ‘The Tempest’ is an intriguing tale of redemption, and forgiveness, and it perfectly exemplifies the human condition. We see how the multitude of characters brought to the island by a tempest ordered by Prospera interact and manipulate one another, all while combining the realistic and the mystical.
‘The Tempest’ is a widely respected and brilliant Shakespearean play discussing the meaning of life and the importance of revenge and forgiveness. The Rose Theatre Company has interpreted the play in a new light by casting Prospera as a female. Students from Assumption High School, Trinity High School, St. Xavier High School, Atherton High School, and Jeffersonville High School have had a hand in creating this work of art and interpreting it for the Assumption stage.
The Rotary Club of Louisville presented Assumption senior Lilly Caudill with the Unsung Hero Award on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at a luncheon held at the Galt House Hotel. This special award is given to one high school senior from each school for their “service above self.”
Assumption’s college guidance counselor Leigh Jackson shared, “Lilly is a young woman who strives to focus on the positive. She is a quiet leader and uses her positive outlook in how she approaches every opportunity. Lilly is a talented, passionate, and accomplished Irish Dancer and has maintained her passion and commitment even through long recoveries from injury.” In addition, Mrs. Jackson added, “While Irish Dance certainly takes up a lot of Lilly’s time, she still manages to balance her commitment to her academics as a McAuley Scholar, as well as her activities, including serving as a Peer Leader, Summer Seminar Leader, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Rose Window literary magazine, Respect Life Club and as President of Tri-M Music Honor Society.”
Congratulations to Lilly Caudill for her service and achievement in our community as well as receiving this outstanding award!
Enjoy a summer of learning in a fun, safe, and caring environment. Taught by our award-winning faculty, Assumption High School is offering over 30 enrichment and athletic camps in areas from the arts to athletics. Please click "Read More" to see camp listing and save your spot for these popular camps!
The Assumption Advanced, Chamber, and Bell Choirs received a superior rating at the national music competition Festival Disney in Orlando, Florida, March 10-13. Special congratulations to senior and pianist Claire Feller for earning the most outstanding accompanist trophy!
Congratulations to Assumption's Future Business Leaders of America for their outstanding achievements in the region 3 competition on March 15. Special laurels to Leigh Ann Cunningham '16, Megan Malloy '17, and Katie Shircliffe '16 who placed second in the region in Emerging Business Issues; Sara Michels '16 and Delaney Whelan '16 who placed second in the region in Management Decision Making; and Grace Gardone '16 who placed first in the region in Public Speaking II. Best wishes as you advance to the state competition!