|Congratulations to six Highlands Latin juniors who were accepted to the 2014 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program. The Governor’s Scholars Program is Kentucky’s most prestigious summer, liberal arts program for rising seniors. The HLS students accepted are Spencer Henderson, Matthew Zolla, Logan Crum, Lauren Petrey, Andrew Thibaudeau, and Alexander Perdue.|
|We would like to congratulate Ed Boomershine and Andrew Thibaudeau, who were selected to attend the 2014 Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, and Laura Callihan (already famous for her Science Olympiad boomilevers), who was chosen as an alternate. GSA provides opportunities for the state’s most talented dancers, actors, instrumental and vocal musicians, creative writers, future architects, and visual artists to attend a challenging summer residential art program. Governor’s School for the Arts, like Governor’s Scholars, is free for those students who are selected.
|Please congratulate these students the next time you see them.|
Preliminary plans for the new Highlands Latin gym at Spring Meadows are below. The gym can be used as a single high school basketball court with seating for up to 600 or two side by side elementary school courts. We will also stripe several volleyball courts. The construction of the building is brick with limestone trim and the interior will be concrete block. These plans may change a little from now until construction. We are waiting on approvals from Louisville Metro.
Any questions or comments about the gym, please email or call Brian Lowe (firstname.lastname@example.org, 502-855-4825)
Highlands Latin hosted its first baseball game April 12th on our new field at Spring Meadows. The team played well, and it was a beautiful spring day for a baseball game. Construction of this field involved hauling in nearly 1000 truck loads of fill dirt, blasting hundreds of yards of rock into a hillside, and building back a stone amphitheater. The result is, in our unbiased opinion, the most beautiful baseball field in the city. Please join us for a game this season and cheer on the Highlanders.
Thanks to HLS parents Mike Fowler, David Michel, Mike Minahan, Denis Beiter, Joe Pappalardo, and all the other HLS parents who volunteered countless hours to build the field. Maintenance Director Chris Rogers and Athletic Director Jim Ashby pitched in on almost every part of the construction. We would also like to thank parent Eric Bean who located the 1000 truck loads of fill dirt and spear-headed the construction of the field with his company, Flynn Brothers Contracting. They all did a great job.
Photos of the first game are available by clicking on the image below.
Each team of 12th graders will receive an $850 budget to purchase components for constructing a multicopter. Starting with a DIY kit such as 3DR-Y6 from 3drobotics.com or similar DIY kit is allowed. Teams may bargain and negotiate for items but may not barter. All transactions must be with independent third parties. Teams may use items already owned if the cost can be verified and is deducted from the budget.
Teams will be provided with one Weller WLC100 Variable Power Soldering Iron with ST3 and ST7 tips, one roll of 60/40 solder, one tip cleaner, one desoldering wick, and one helping hand clamp with magnifying glass. Teams may borrow any additional tools necessary.
Twelfth graders interested in competing should attend the first meeting on Thursday, March 20th from 3:30 to 4:30 in room 211.
Fly to within 30’ of 4 individually marked waypoints. +50 Points.
Digitally video/photograph 2 objects from a distance less than 30’. +25 points
+2 points for the team with the clearest video/photograph.
+2 points per object for the team the the closest video/photograph.
+10 points for wirelessly transmitting images to a provided screen.
Submit complete accounting of purchases with receipts. Accounting must show starting cash balance, ending cash balance, and a list of expenses with date, vendor, and dollar amount. Teams may use a spreadsheet, paper ledger, or free accounting software such as freshbooks.com or waveapps..com. Teams must bring printed copies of receipts and accounting record to the competition. +50 points.
+10 points for completing task #1 in the least time.
+5 points for the lightest multicopter.
+15 points for displaying, recording, or transmitting an electronically measured distance from the multicopter to a specified object while in flight.
+10 points for the team with the most money remaining after the competition.
-10 points one time for making contact with any object or the ground during task 1 or 2
-10 points for losing prepaid Visa card.
GPS coordinates will be provided for waypoints and video objects before the competition begins. All objects will also be physically marked for manually controlled multicopters.