Congratulations to the Class of 2024 Frazier Fellows

The Jean Frazier Leadership Institute at Sacred Heart Schools recognized thirty-six Frazier Fellows from the Sacred Heart Academy Class of 2024 on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Sacred Heart Schools President, Dr. Karen McNay, and Sacred Heart Academy Principal, Dr. Tim Adams, bestowed each student with a medal that she will wear on graduation day while JFLI Director, Lauren Hitron, announced each student's authentic leadership project and the college she will attend in the fall. Students will also graduate with a certificate of distinction in leadership on their high school transcript.
Frazier Fellows is the culmination of the Jean Frazier Leadership Institute. These Fellows have participated in every opportunity that the Institute has to offer through the Lucy Lee Helm Leadership Pillar. They have studied leadership, learned professional skills, networked with alumnae and community partners, created service initiatives and small businesses, and interned across Louisville and the United States contributing more than 1,600 hours of authentic leadership. Indeed, they have demonstrated what it means to Lead With Heart.

Congratulations to the Jean Frazier Leadership Institute (JFLI) Frazier Fellows listed below, along with the college they will attend and their authentic leadership experience:

Avarie Adams: Cornell University, Internship at Brown Foreman

Alyssa Baker: University of Kentucky, Finance office at Sacred Heart Schools

Delainey Bayer: Auburn University, Internship at Redtag digital marketing and advertising

Amelie Beck: Boston University, Co-Founder of VaxConnect

Leeala Beeler: Undecided, Entrepreneurship, Founder of My Leebee Sleep Pretty Pillows

Eleanor Berakovich: Miami University, Internship at Dress and Dwell

Kara Burns: Appalachian State University, Archeology Field School Project

Eva Carias: University of South Carolina, Internship with DJ Sports Photography

Isabella Chase: New York University, Internship at StageOne Dramaworks Summer Camp

Molly Connors: Purdue University, Internship at Geosyntec Consultants, Seattle Washington

Olivia Cox: University of Kentucky, Internship as an Owl Creek Swim Club

Abigail Crady: Denison University, Internship with Louisville Nature Center

Olivia Day: University of Kentucky, Internship at Associates in Pediatric Therapy

Lucy Doyle: Denison University, Service Initiative at Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Lena Fultz: University of Notre Dame, Internship at PrepSharp

Kate Hardin: Purdue University, Internship at Peddlers Mall

Ashlyn Hightower: Florida Atlantic University, Internship at Cassis Dermatology

Juliana Howell: Transylvania University, Internship at Price Weber

Ava Hubbs: University of Cincinnati, Internship at Lyndon Animal Clinic

Morgan Keesaer: Undecided, Internship at White Greer Maggard Orthodontist

Lucy Klein: Wofford College, Community leadership with Louisville Youth Philanthropy Council

Natalie Lyvers: Indiana University, Internship at LifeCycle Nutrition in Dallas, Texas

Venezia McHenry: Miami University, Internship with Maizie Clarke Art Business

Courtney McKenna: University of Kentucky, Internship at Prospect Pediatrics

Libby Meredith: University of Arizona, Internship at Colyer Law Firm

Rylan Miller: University of Kentucky, Internship at Norton Children’s Hospital with Dr. Danielle Graff

Kaitlyn O’Bryan: Undecided, Internship at MM Designs.

Lucia Rodriguez Agusti: Northwestern University, Service Initiative at WE Day Kentucky’s Youth Board

Lucie Rowley: University of Kentucky, Internship at Athletx Marketing Firm

Natalie Rudolph: University of Kentucky, Internship at Courtney Hunter Interiors

Elisabeth Soward: University of Southern Indiana, Internship at Aspirant Inc.

Lindsey Spalding: University of Notre Dame, Internship at Schulte Family Dentistry

Kaelin Truman: The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Internship at Waste Now

Christine Very: Clemson University, Educational Justice Club Founder and Youth Board Member

Mary VonderHaar: University of Kentucky, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraising team

Mary Catherine Wolz: Miami University, Internship at Companion Animal Hospital of Middletown


The Frazier Fellows program is the culmination of the Jean Frazier Leadership Institute experience. encompasses three years of students’ comprehensive study and practice in servant leadership. Frazier Fellows participate in authentic leadership workshops and networking events, a personal finance course, a quarterly online leadership course, and a minimum 40-hour internship or authentic leadership experience designed by the student. Fellows share their leadership growth and experiences when they present a final capstone project to a panel of faculty and community members. 

The Jean Frazier Leadership Institute is the first and only high school leadership program of its kind in Kentucky. It promotes a leadership culture at Sacred Heart Schools by providing authentic learning experiences that create empowered leaders who seek to serve others. All students at Sacred Heart Academy participate in leadership programming through the Institute each year. They grow as servant leaders exhibiting perseverance, resilience, authenticity, empathy, and determination while building a community of young women supporting other women.