Assumption High School’s Coach Rick Stewart was named the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s 2018 Swim and Dive Coach of the Year for Region 5. Coach Stewart has received this honor two of the three years he has been the head swim and dive coach for the Rockets.
Katie Caswell Hughbanks, English and Creative Writing teacher, recently had five pieces of writing published locally and internationally. Her poem “Unexpected Visitor” was published in the February issue of Kentucky Monthly, which is available in print and online. Two poems (“The Honey Locust” and “Birds of London”) were printed in Flight Writing, an online literary journal in Ireland. In addition, two short stories (“Secrets” and “Flight”) were published online by another Irish literary journal, Dodging the Rain.
On what's known as National College Signing Day, Wednesday, February 7, seven Assumption student athletes took part in a ceremonial signing to play at the college level. Kennedy Cline will play soccer for Centre College. Katie Howard will play soccer for Gardner Webb University. Grace Bringard will play basketball for Transylvania University. Kaitlyn Revell will be on Anderson University's soccer team. Maranda Thomas will play softball for Indiana University Southeast. Olivia Marino will play soccer for Johns Hopkins University. And Morgan Fowler will play soccer for Transylvania University.
After winning the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s state championship for small jazz, the Assumption dance team caps off their 2017-18 season by receiving twelfth place at the 2018 National Dance Team Championship February 4 at the Walt Disney World Resort® in Orlando, Florida.
Of the 350 students who applied for the Benjamin Templeton Scholarship at Hanover College, Assumption senior Natalie Claypool was one of 14 selected. This exemplary scholarship covers $150,000 of tuition and housing over four-years at the renowned liberal arts college in southern Indiana.
On Saturday, January 27, Assumption competed at the district Governor's Cup held at Atherton High School. This premier academic event involves written assessments in math, science, language arts and composition, arts and humanities, and social studies as well as Quick Recall tournaments. We are excited to announce that Assumption placed third in the overall event.
Effective July 1, 2018, all current students must provide a new Commonwealth of Kentucky Certificate of Immunization Status showing proof of two Hepatitis A vaccines** and students 16 years and older must show proof of receiving two Meningococcal ACWY vaccines to attend school. Please contact your physician or clinic as soon as possible to ensure your daughter is up to date and request a new copy of her immunization certificate for our files. **The Hepatitis A vaccine is a two-step vaccine requiring six months between doses if your daughter has not received the required vaccine.
Assumption junior Emma Bartley has been selected to receive the 2018 Youth Virtues, Valor, and Vision Award from the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA). This award is given to Catholic school students who embody selfless service, determination, innovation, and ideals that are changing the world. Emma was chosen from more than 1.9 million Catholic school students across the country.
Former assistant field hockey coach Jody Schaefer has been selected to be the head coach for the nationally ranked Assumption field hockey team. Schaefer has been involved with Assumption’s field hockey program for nearly three decades during which the Rockets have earned 568 wins, 24 regional titles, and 10 state championships. In 2017, Assumption's field hockey team consistently ranked in the top 25 of high school teams in the nation. She will fill the position once held by Debbie Judd who retired after 29 years as head coach in November 2017.
For the first time in the storied history of Rocket field hockey, Assumption sophomore Lee Ann Gordon has earned a spot on the under-17 roster of the 2018 U.S. Women’s National Field Hockey Team. One of 24 students in the country to be chosen for the under-17 team, Lee Ann is the only high school field hockey player from Kentucky to be selected.