15 Reasons Why I Love Assumption High School

15 Reasons Why I Love Assumption High School

There are so many more reasons, but let's get down to the big ones.
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In life we have a lot to be thankful for. I honestly never thought I would be thankful of my high school. I would give anything to go back. Going to Assumption High School has given me so many different opportunities and has made me a better person. If you went to the greatest high school on the nation, you will know these exact reasons why I love Assumption.


1. The Walk

Every year we would walk to raise money for financial aid. The freshman sleepover was the moment a lot of us made our first friends. Having an entire school day where you get to dress up with your best friends and walk around the surrounding neighborhood for a good cause is one of the best feelings ever. Considering that night would always be the St X/Trinity game.

2. Our Many State Championships

One thing at Assumption we are known for is our athletics. I don't think in my 4 years at Assumption we did not have at least one team win a state championship. The volleyball team and cross country team always killed the athletics game.

3. Our Mercy Heritage

Celebrating Catherine McAuley is one way to connect back to the Mercy roots that we owe our school to.

4. Pep Rally

The Pep Rallies were the most exciting time of each sport season. The winter sports pep rally was the best because it was homecoming time and spirit competitions between the classes. The seniors also had fly girls, which we knew the class of 2014 had the best performance ever, no lie.

5. Rose Theatre

Having one of the best theatre programs in the state is pretty awesome, and the performances were always incredible. Being in RTC was one of the best experiences of my life, and I am so happy to be a part of that family.

6. Spring Break Talks

In college, it is weird if our teacher doesn't give us spring break talks. Mrs. Joaquin and Mrs. Bozio's talks were legendary, saying how you shouldn't mix the different zones on your body, or talking about STDs.

7. Retreat

Retreat was some of the best memories of my time at Assumption. Whether it was leading a retreat or going on retreat, it was a time you connected with yourself or your classmates. Senior retreat will forever live on as we learned how to live the fourth. The song "The Rose" will forever have a special meaning to us, and we will forever cherish Mount St. Francis.


8. ACTS

During sophomore year, we all got to go out into the community and serve our community. I went to South Louisville Community Ministries, where I helped out the elderly and adults with special needs. It was one of the most eye opening experiences I could have gotten. Honestly, who also could forget those ACTS pants?

9. Mission Week

Another moment of the service opportunities we were able to go through. Different grades got to do different things, RTC went to do Bloom Theatre, or seniors got to go on retreat. Taking a whole week off of classes to do service and help the community was really worth while.

10. Christian Life Choices

Who could forget Ms. Ralph and the best class I could have ever taken at Assumption. I think a lot of us still have our Life Choices binder, and we look at it when we need to be reminded of something.

11. Pink and White Game

Where the boys dance at half time, and the girls play the football. Both AHS and SHA raise a good amount of money every year to go to breast cancer research, but we all know who the better team is. #TeamPink

12. Senior Prom

Senior prom was honestly the best dance we ever could have gone to at Assumption. Dancing the night away with your best friends, making unforgettable memories, that is what prom is all about.

13. The Pre-Flik Lunch

Can they please bring back taco wedges and 4 cheese pizza? That stuff was the bomb, and even in college I dream about eating food like that again.

14. Family Program

Just like the house system in Harry Potter, we had families of different girls from each class, and different competitions were held. Who can forget the classic chant "Birr, it's cold in here?" or the Kingstown hand sign of the crown?

15. Senior Honors/Baccalaureate Mass/Graduation

The senior tri-fecta was some of the most touching and spiritual moments that fully closed out our time at Assumption. With senior honors celebrating our academic achievements, Baccalaureate Mass closing out the spiritual side to it all, and the final moment of graduation going full circle and propelling us into the real world.


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9 Eligible Princes You Need To Know About Now That Prince Harry Is Off The Market

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Prince Harry's royal wedding is officially over and there won't be another British royal wedding for quite some time now, as Prince George is way too young to start thinking about that. Fortunately, there are plenty of other countries with plenty of other princes that are still eligible bachelors at the moment. Lucky for you, I did my research and compiled a list of all the eligible princes you need to know about know that Prince Harry has tied the knot with Meghan Markle.

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Prince Louis is the third son of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg. He has recently become a bachelor again after his separation with his wife of 10 years, Princess Tessy.

Fun Fact: He graduated from Richmond, The American International University of London with a BA in Communications. He can also speak Luxembourgish (the fact that's even a language is fun fact by itself), French, German, and English fluently.

2. Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg (26)

Prince Sebastien is the youngest child of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, so if you marry him, you'll probably never actually be queen because he's pretty far removed from the throne. However, he's relatively young and single, so best of luck.

Fun Fact: For some bizarre reason, this prince actually went to college in Ohio. He played rugby and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. Now, he is back in his home country and is an officer in the Luxembourg Army.

3. Prince Phillipos of Greece and Denmark (34)

You read that correctly, Prince Phillipos is the prince of not one, but two countries. He is the youngest son of King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece and Denmark. Unfortunately, Greece abolished their monarchy, so he's a prince in name only there.

Fun Fact: Like Prince Sebastien, Prince Phillipos also went to college in the United States. He earned his B.A. in foreign relations from Georgetown University in 2008. Fortunately, for us American girls, he is actually still living in the US and he works in New York City as an analyst at Ortelius Capital.

4. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (34)

Ever heard of Thurn and Taxis? No? Me neither. Anyways, Prince Albert is from the House of Thurn and Taxis, which is essentially a very old German aristocratic family. He is the son of Prince Johannes XI of Thurn and Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schonburg Glauchau. His family is well known for their breweries and castles, so unless you're gluten-free, you can't really complain.

Fun Fact: He's not just a prince. He's also a racecar driver and 10 years ago he was ranked 11th on Forbes Magazine's List of The 20 Hottest Young Royals.

5. Prince Mateen of Brunei (26)

Prince Mateen is basically like all the guys you already know, except he's royalty. He's the prince of Brunei, which is a small country on the island of Borneo, south of Vietnam. He is one of the five sons of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and he also has seven sisters. Maybe that's a little different than the guys you know, but one thing he takes very seriously, just like most frat guys, is his Instagram.

Fun Fact: Mateen enjoys playing polo, flying in his private plane, cuddling cute wild animals, and keeping up his Insta game with 890k followers. You can follow him @tmski.

6. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai (35)

Sheikh Hamdan also has a killer Instagram with 6.3 million followers. Anyways, Sheikh Hamdan is the billionaire crown prince of Dubai and the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and essentially the king of Dubai (Emir). He's actually next in line for the throne because his older brother died in 2015.

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7. Prince Hussein of Jordan (23)

Prince Hussain is the son of the extremely beautiful, Queen Rania and Abdullah II of Jordan and next in line for the Jordanian throne. At 23, he's already a second lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces and he was the youngest person ever to chair a UN Security Council Meeting


Fun Fact: Like Prince Phillippos, Prince Hussain also graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. Also, like Prince Mateen and Prince Hamdan, he's Insta famous with 1.3 million followers and you can follow him @alhusseinjo.

8. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (19)

Like Prince Phillipos, Prince Constantine-Alexios also has two countries. Lucky for us though, he is also living in the US right now attending Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (like pretty much every other prince, amirite?) He is the oldest son of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece.

Fun Fact: He's Prince William's godson, so that's pretty neat. However, if that wasn't cool enough, you might like to know that this Greek/Danish prince was actually born in New York. Oh yeah, you can also follow him on Instagram @alexiosgreece where he has 88.7k followers.

9. Prince Joachim of Belgium (26)

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Fun Fact: Prince Joachim has degrees in economics, management, and finance, but he decided to join the Nautical School in Brugge after completing college and is currently an officer in the Belgian Navy.

Hope is not lost for all you girls dreaming of finding a Prince Charming that's literally a prince. After reviewing the data, my best advice is to transfer to Georgetown where princes are basically around every corner.

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College Majors as Birds

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Birds have so much personality. While most people think of just robins or sparrows, there are a wide variety of birds with varying appearances, sizes and habitats.

While each student has individual, wonderful qualities, we tend to share some of these great traits with students of a similar study track. You know what they say, after all: Birds of a feather flock together.

Please enjoy this re-imagining of some popular college majors as birds! Feel free to leave a comment on my Facebook wall adding a bird mascot for your own major.

1. Fashion Design

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Their confidence and bold feathers make them great contenders. Was there a better suited option?

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Engineers are the kings of construction design. This Masked Weaver embodies that ability to work with materials in a clever way.

3. Music

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​Sing sweet Nightingale. ​That little guy's belting his heart out, as I'm sure many music majors do.

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Our nation's bird represents our nation's leaders perfectly.

5. Philosophy

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Owls are commonly associated with wisdom, a valued facet of philosophy.

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Anyone who studies dietary science knows you are what you eat. These flamingos get their pink hue from their diet of shrimp.

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