Location: Wills Gym - Enter Through the Senior Lot
Refreshments will be provided. Seniors may bring their own water bottle and something comfortable for sitting on the bleachers.
Members of the senior class will come together to view the film Black in Blue and participate in a discussion with the producer, Paul Karem '68, and one of his teammates from the film. Black in Blue tells the story of four African American football players at the University of Kentucky who broke the color line in the SEC in the 1960s. Nate Northington, Greg Page, Wilbur Hackett, and Houston Hogg endured racism and hardship, but ultimately, their courage and the bonds of team loyalty would ensure the success of integration at UK.
12:05 - 12:50 p.m. Club Meeting Links for All Grades
Activities include readings and discussion akin to a regular book club, conversation and controlled debate on preference of specific comic issues or story arc, in-club comic illustration or character design, and original work comparisons in contrast to film adaptations.
The Environmental Club serves to educate students, faculty, and staff on the stewardship of planet Earth. Some basic principles the club promotes are conserving natural resources, reducing pollution and waste, promoting sustainability initiatives on campus, using renewable forms of energy, and reducing greenhouse gases to slow the global warming process. Activities include visiting the Green Building in NuLu and an all-day workshop at the Earth and Spirit Center.
The Medical Club is designed for anyone who is interested in possibly pursuing a medical career. Medical sales representatives, nurses, doctors, physical therapists, surgeons, etc., will speak at meetings. Members have the opportunity to function as a focus group on current medical conditions in the community and across the globe such as new viral and bacterial strains, new medical tests and procedures, and the latest medical technology. The club also serves to inform students about the necessary high school and college coursework that needs to be completed in order to attain and to be successful in careers in the medical field.
Peer Leaders are juniors or seniors who pledge to be alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs free and to serve as positive role models. Peer leaders work programs for elementary schools, parent programs, and within the school community. Any student wishing to be a peer leader must fill out an application and be approved by the administration and faculty.
The Photography Club is open to all students. Cameras are not required to participate, iPads and iPhones will take great photos. Members share photos, critique, and select the best photos to print and display in the school. The best photos are entered in the annual St X Art Show and regional scholastic competition.
The Ryken Service Club provides opportunities for students to serve the community by participating in a variety of service projects throughout the school year. Students are invited to serve the poor, homeless, elderly, and children in active ways. Through collections, walks, and service our students are called to live out the mission of the Xaverian Brothers by "falling in love with the service of God." This club also sponsors the St. Joseph of Arimathea Society, a group who attends burials for poor and indigent members of the Louisville community at River Valley Cemetery. Students who decide to join the Ryken Service club are expected to attend the bi-monthly meetings and also to participate in at least 2 service projects during the year.