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St. X High School celebrates 150th anniversary

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Saint Xavier High School is celebrating their 150th anniversary in 2014 with a year of events.

It commences on the Feast Day of Saint Francis Xavier—Tuesday, December 3—with an all-school liturgy in St. X's Sterne Gym at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon for special guests and remarks from the school's president, Dr. Perry Sangalli.

St. X was founded in 1864 as a Catholic college preparatory school sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers. It moved between two downtown locations before settling into its current place on Poplar Level Road in 1961.

According to school officials, over the years St. X has produced 461 National Merit Scholars, 159 KHSAA state championships and more than 25,000 graduates. Its student body gives more than 30,000 service hours to help the community each year, they added. St. X's mission is "to engage young men in rigorous academic programs and extracurricular activities that foster respect, honor and service to God's world."

The school will continue to celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2014 with several events:

  • Friday, January 24 – All-Alumni Night at the St. X vs. Seneca basketball game
  • Thursday, April 24 – Dedication of the Theodore James Ryken statue on campus
  • Friday, August 22 – All-Alumni Night at the St. X vs. Ballard football game
  • Saturday, October 11 – Anniversary Mass and Dinner
  • Thursday, November 13 – Grisanti Lecture Series
  • Wednesday, December 3 – Feast of St. Francis Xavier Mass and Closing

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