StAMINA To Host Youth Mental Health Ideathon

StAMINA Ideathon

StAMINA, the Student Alliance for Mental Health Innovation and Action, is a student group founded by a Manual senior that’s driving the movement to improve youth mental health. For the past year, StAMINA has been conducting a comprehensive research study about the state of youth mental health across Kentucky. StAMINA is hosting an exciting new event called the Youth Mental Health Ideathon based on the results of the study.

The event, on Saturday, Sept 15 from 9 AM – 5 PM, will incorporate a structured “design-thinking” model to guide community stakeholders to brainstorm and develop the most promising ideas for new policies and programs that address a specific challenge area in Kentucky youth mental health services.

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Manual students found STEM-focused nonprofit organization


Over the summer, Manual students founded a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization called STEM + Youth. STEM + Youth, or STEMY for short, gradually expanded from a club called the Manual Science Review, which helped Manual students conduct their science fair projects. Officially founded two months ago, STEMY is the result of club members’ desires to change lives by engaging all local students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

STEMY team members are on a mission to foster curiosity, learning, and innovation in the local community by engaging students of all backgrounds, genders, and means in STEM education. Through their programs, they aim to break established gender and ethnic barriers in STEM fields.

On Thursday, September 14th, STEMY will participate in Give for Good Louisville, an online day of giving hosted by the Community Foundation of Louisville. Funds from Give for Good Louisville will be used to run STEMY’s programs during the 2017-18 school year, including STEMY Academy, a two-pronged, long-term elementary school workshop initiative designed to cultivate scientific curiosity and critical thinking skills in local middle school students, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds. This program aims to spark passions for STEM and encourage students to pursue STEM throughout school and into a career.

During Give for Good, donors can make tax-deductible donations by searching for STEMY on the event’s website ( Individuals or organizations who donate $200 or more to STEMY will be listed as a sponsor on STEMY’s website, newsletter, scientific journal, and all other STEMY publications for the next year.

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CNET Editors to discuss technology trends

submitted by Aly Goldberg

On Wednesday, February 22 from 2:30-3:30pm, CNET speakers will come to Manual to discuss technology trends and tips for success in the Consider This series, a thought-provoking speaker series organized by Publishers Inc., supporting J&C. The event will be in Manual’s auditorium and is free ($5 donation suggested). See below for more information about the speakers or click here.

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2017 Graduation Keynote Address Competition

Graduation Speech

submitted by Alesia Williams

This year, Manual will be continuing the great tradition of The Graduation Keynote Address Competition that was kicked off in 2014 by the first winner, Christopher Bird.  All students interested in being the voice of the class of 2017 are encouraged to audition. The panel of judges is looking for creativity, character, and charisma.

Here are some of the details:

  • Speeches must remain within a 5-minute timeframe.
  • Feel free to be creative and think of this as a spoken word poem or performance. (Can you be innovative and devise a spoken word for two voices? Yes, that means you may have a partner.)
  • An electronic copy of the speech must be emailed to Ms. Williams by March 17th or the student will be disqualified.
  • Seniors must go to room 352 after school, from March 1 to 17, to schedule a specific audition time.
  • All auditions will occur on March 21st while the juniors take the ACT and seniors have a day of service.

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Manual Science Review club shares “Innovation” scientific journal

Innovation journal

The Manual Science Review, a Manual club that aims to promote science and scientific research within the local community, has published an academic-style journal to showcase outstanding research from high schoolers around JCPS. The journal, called Innovation, includes research papers from several students, as well as feature articles with experience and advice from past high school researchers. Innovation is published online. Read it here on the Manual Science Review website, or here in a larger, downloadable format.

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Opportunity to advertise in Crimson Legacy alumni magazine

Manual’s new alumni magazine, the Crimson Legacy, is busy preparing its first issue for publication. If you or your business would be interested in advertising to the Manual alumni, the staff would be happy to discuss size and design options. Ad sizes range from full page to 1/8 page.  Please support this new endeavor to … Read moreOpportunity to advertise in Crimson Legacy alumni magazine

Manual Regional Science Fair to hold poinsettia sale

The Manual Regional Science Fair board is holding a poinsettia sale; all funds from the sale will go towards the 2017 Manual Regional Science Fair. Four varieties are offered, and pickup will be December 8. Delivery can also be arranged. Click here for the order form and for more information.

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Women Creating a Dialogue: A Panel Discussion

submitted by Aly Goldberg

“Women Creating a Dialogue” is a group of Israeli women, including Muslims, Christians and Jews, who have become friends and living examples of shattering barriers and stereotypes while strengthening the bonds between them. They are coming to Manual to share their story. Please join us for a presentation, activity and panel discussion with Moderator Dr. Muhammad Babar on Tuesday, September 27 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Manual Auditorium. This event is free to Manual/U of L Students or Faculty with ID and $2 for others. All proceeds go to The Publishers, the J&C parents support group.

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Crimson Mission to participate in Give Local Louisville

Crimson Mission

Calling all Manual family members – the Crimson Mission will be participating in Give Local Louisville next Thursday, September 15! This is the PERFECT opportunity to support the students and staff at duPont Manual! No dollar amount is too big or small.

All you need to do is go to on Sept. 15 and find the Crimson Mission. You donate directly to us from this website.

Why should you donate? Here’s why!

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Spotlight: Best Buddies

Where: Freshman cafeteria

When: Every third Wednesday

Open to: All students

Best Buddies is a club that is all about inclusion and friendship. The group focuses on bringing students with and without disabilities together to create strong, diverse friendships. These long-lasting bonds help make Manual more inclusive and unified for all students. Best Buddies also holds monthly outings as a group, including going to football games, pumpkin patches, and bowling. Contact Best Buddies at for more information.

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