Raffle raises more than $138,000 for schools

The Diocese of Knoxville Office of Catholic Schools has announced that the 2019 raffle raised more than $138,000 to benefit schools and tuition support.

The raffle raised more than $63,000, which will go directly to the schools, and more than $75,000 for tuition assistance. Since its inception three years ago, the raffle has raised more than $475,000 for Catholic education in the diocese.

Knoxville Catholic High School led the way with more than 3,600 tickets sold. St. Joseph School was next with nearly 3,200 tickets sold. Figures do not include online sales.

Ten schools make up the diocesan school system. Eight are elementary schools and two are high schools. The high schools are in Chattanooga and Knoxville, and the elementary schools are located in Johnson City, Kingsport, Chattanooga, Oak Ridge, Farragut, and Knoxville.

All 10 schools are nationally accredited by AdvancED.

There are 3,161 students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through 12th grades, and the high school graduation rate is 100 percent.

Students at Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga and Knoxville Catholic High School have been awarded $31 million in scholarships.

2019 Schools Raffle Winners
1st place: Kim Litton –– $10,000
2nd place: Courtney Painter –– $5,000
3rd place: Gina Martin –– $2,500
4th place: Judy Speck –– $2,500
5th place: Nicole Underwood –– $1,000
6th place: Andrea Russell –– $1,000
7th place: Antonio Rodriguez –– $1,000
8th place: Andrea Donahue –– $1,000
9th place: Mike Eiffe –– $750
10th place: Kraigyn McCord –– $750
11th place: Wendy Kelly –– $750
12th place: Elizabeth Albert –– $750

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