New Knoxville Catholic auditorium dedicated

A building that was 22 years in the making will serve KCHS as well as the community at large            By Bill Brewer Knoxville Catholic High School’s new 375-seat auditorium, 22 years in the making and just over a year under construction, was dedicated April 25 and hosted its first …

Diocesan schools achieve reaccreditation

Diocese of Knoxville system meets standards set by international, national agencies       By Gabrielle Nolan Diocese of Knoxville Catholic Schools have once again passed a rigorous accreditation review process. This process ensures that diocesan schools meet the standards established by the National Standards and Benchmarks of Excellence for Effective Catholic …

KCHS basketball teams reach state tourney

The Fighting Irish fall in the championship game, while the Lady Irish advance to the semifinals    By Dan McWilliams Knoxville Catholic High School’s basketball teams again advanced far in the postseason as the Fighting Irish boys team finished as the state runner-up and the Lady Irish fell in the state …

Knoxville Catholic athletes commit on National Signing Day

By Dan McWilliams National Signing Day on Feb. 2 was once again a big event for Knoxville Catholic High School student athletes. Eight seniors from KCHS signed national letters of intent with colleges and universities. Six Fighting Irish football players signed: Tommy Winton with East Tennessee State University, Javis Mynatt …

Essay contest entrants love their Catholic schools

To celebrate the gift of Catholic school education, Dr. Sedonna Prater, superintendent of Catholic Schools, sponsored a Catholic Schools Week essay contest for kindergarten-through-grade-12 students in any of the 10 Catholic schools. Students were asked to write on what Catholic school means to them and to describe in their own …

KCHS’s Dunn, Smith named Gatorade Players of the Year

In its 37th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, Gatorade on Jan. 11 announced Devyn Dunn of Knoxville Catholic High School as its 2021-22 Gatorade Tennessee Volleyball Player of the Year and on Jan. 31 announced Keegan Smith of KCHS as its 2021-22 Gatorade Tennessee Boys Cross …

Sister shares love of woodworking with students

Dominican Sister Maria Kolbe’s pupils have made candle holders, stools, plaques, and more           By Gabrielle Nolan The first time Sister Maria Kolbe Rossi, OP, worked with wood, she was in the sixth grade. “It was a woodworking class in school that you took during the day, and it was once …