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AHS College Counselor Receives State Service Award

Assumption college counselor Leigh Jackson received the Carolyn Quire Service Award at the annual Kentucky Association for College Admission Counseling conference March 16 at the downtown Louisville Marriott. Named after the late Carolyn Quire, former director of guidance services for Jefferson County, the award is given to one high school college counselor in Kentucky each year since 1998 who works tirelessly and selflessly to advise students in college admissions.

“Winning this award and being recognized by your peers is both overwhelming and humbling,” shared Mrs. Jackson. ”I pleasantly surprised when I heard my name called, particularly given the incredible counselors who have won in previous years. These are people that I respect tremendously and admire. They are outstanding counselors who are wonderful advocates for their students as well as great role models to all counselors in this profession.”

With great knowledge and care, Mrs. Jackson has counseled thousands of Assumption students through the college admissions and scholarship process since 2006. Prior to Assumption, she worked as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admission at Bellarmine University.

“Being able to do what I do for our students and being a part of the AHS community is such a gift,” she expressed. “To be recognized for what I love to do is truly an honor!”
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Mock Crash Staged at AHS for Prevention Assembly

A powerful prevention assembly conducted by the Louisville Metro Police Department, Louisville Fire, and EMS brought to light the serious and deadly consequences of distracted driving to Assumption's student body this morning. Sergeant Kevin Hamlin narrating a mock car accident involving two vehicles and seniors Lauren Deines, Lucia Croce, Holly Wurth, and Jenna McKune. The student actors were covered in artificial blood and bruises to realistically depict injuries from the crash which concluded with a simulated arrest and student fatality. Local news stations WAVE3 and 32WLKY covered the scene which was followed by an all-school question and answer session with LMPD Sergeant Ruby Ellison in the Assumption gym. Click “Read More” below for additional coverage of the assembly.
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#RivalsUnite4Girls 2017 Was a Great Success

The second annual #RivalsUnite4Girls alumnae giving challenge between all four Catholic girls high schools was March 13-24. In two weeks Assumption’s alumnae raised over $57,000 toward tuition assistance. With 1,071 alumnae participating Assumption alums’ increased engagement to 17.4%. Thank you to all of our alumnae who participated in this important giving challenge. Your gift helps more girls receive a high quality, college preparatory, Catholic education at Assumption High School.
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Advanced Theatre Performance Featured on WHAS-TV

WHAS-TV Reporters Jonathan Wahl and Sara Wagner spotlighted Assumption’s advance theatre class performing bits from their production of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”. The live broadcast was featured on Good Morning Kentuckiana from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Monday, March 20. Scenes highlighted included senior Lauren Chambers (Lucy, act one) singing to senior Kristen Karem (Schroeder, act one) and a song and dance number with senior Maddie Harrington (Snoopy, act two) singing “Suppertime” while tap dancing with senior Kristen Bell (Woodstock). Tickets are on sale now for performances Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 26, at 2 p.m. Click read more below to purchase tickets online.
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Alum Named 2017 Salute to Catholic School Alumni Honoree

Dr. Carole C. Pfeffer will be featured as a 2017 Salute to Catholic School Alumni Honoree at the 27th annual Salute to Catholic School Alumni Dinner sponsored by the Catholic Education Foundation on March 14 at the Galt House Hotel. Dr. Pfeffer is one of six Catholic school alumni to be celebrated at the event which hosts keynote speaker Cardinal Joseph William Tobin C.Ss.R., D.D. of Newark, New Jersey. An alumna of Assumption High School from the Class of 1970, Dr. Pfeffer was an English teacher and assistant principal at Assumption from 1974 to 1987. She currently serves on the Assumption High School board of directors and is the provost at Bellarmine University. Please click “Read More” to see an additional article on the event. Congratulations to Dr. Pfeffer!
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Assumption Senior Attends President’s Address to Congress

As a guest of Congressman John Yarmuth, the U.S. representative of Kentucky’s third congressional district, senior Emma Nunn attended President Trump’s first joint address to Congress on February 28. Emma was in Washington, DC on an ARISE (Assumption Rocket Immersion Service Experience) trip learning social justice advocacy with the Sisters of Mercy during Assumption’s tenth annual Mission Week. She was asked to accompany Rep. Yarmuth for her advocacy of immigration reform. Click “Read More” to see the full article covered in “The Record Newspaper.”
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Students Raise Funds to Supply Teacher/Computers for Cambodian School

Through monies raised during a uniform-free day on Dec. 9 combined with a donation from Assumption, $5,290 will be donated to Change: Hope Through Education School in Cambodia. This donation will pay to have electricity hooked up to the school, cover an electricity fee, two new computers, the salary of a computer/English teacher, English language textbooks for first through sixth levels, a CD player with an English language CD, and a GPRS internet connection. Click ”read more” to learn how Assumption founded the school in Cambodia and have reignited efforts to help Cambodian girls escape human trafficking.
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Rocket Spectacular 2017 Was a Record-Breaking Success

The 36th annual Rocket Spectacular Benefit Dinner and Auction was a grand affair as we rolled out the red carpet on February 4, 2017. Over 425 a-list guests filled the Convocation and Athletic Center to enjoy an glamour- filled night. The night included a gourmet dinner by Bristol Catering, live and silent auctions, and exciting raffles capped off with a star-studded Rocket Raffle prize of $20,000 — won by Annie Filley Boehnlein ’94. The Oscar goes to our generous supporters; as the event raised a net revenue of $260,000 — all-time high. Sponsor a Student alone raised $99,500! Additionally, the Rocket Raffle surpassed its goal with over $100,000 worth of tickets sold. All proceeds will benefit the financial needs of our students. We are deeply grateful for our volunteers, staff, faculty, parents, students, alumnae, friends, and businesses who made the event a tremendous success. Mark your calendar for Rocket Spectacular 2018 on February 3, 2018.
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In Appreciation for Catholic Schools

I am blessed to say I have attended a Catholic school for almost six and a half years now. Attending Catholic school, particularly Assumption, has shaped me into the person that I am today. Coming from a background of a public school I have the advantage of having both perspectives on how Assumption, and other Catholic schools, truly cultivate communities of knowledge, service, and faith.

The education I have received in Catholic schools has been the best, hands down. Students and teachers have a genuine desire to learn and to teach others. Everyone takes education so seriously it makes it easy to be eager to learn. I have appreciated the many academic services Catholic schools provide to help students who are struggling. They don’t want to let anyone fall behind and teachers dedicate so much of their own time and effort to make sure each student has an equal chance to learn and succeed.

Volunteer work was an elusive topic before I entered Catholic school. I knew it existed and I would probably need to do some to be accepted into college, but that was the extent of my knowledge. Assumption not only expect us to do service, they require it. Though, it honestly didn’t feel like work. I enjoyed my experiences so much I still look for ways I can volunteer and help others in my community. Catholic schools are so great about getting students linked up with agencies and giving them multiple opportunities to serve. I am proud to say I have served over 100 hours at various places and thanks to the encouragement from Catholic schools I intend to keep serving for a long time. I honestly don’t know if I would’ve developed a passion for volunteer work if I hadn't attended a Catholic school like Assumption.
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Alum Tammy Cammack Hailey ’94 Is New Head Soccer Coach

We are excited to welcome alumna Tammy Cammack Hailey '94 as Assumption's new head soccer coach for the 2017 soccer season. Coach Hailey played soccer for the University of Louisville during college. She held the assistant coach’s position at Assumption under Sam Hayward from 1998 to 2001 and also coached club for Mockingbird Valley. Most recently Coach Hailey coached club soccer for Falls City.
She is a registered nurse currently working for Humana, is married, and has three children. Welcome back to Assumption Coach Hailey!
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