KCHS, NDHS Class of 2020 finally graduates

KCHS, NDHS Class of 2020 finally graduates Stories by Dan McWilliams The COVID-19 pandemic may have sent home seniors for the last two months of their high school careers and delayed graduation, but the commencement ceremonies for Knoxville Catholic High School and Notre Dame High School nevertheless took place in …

High school seniors reflect on an unusual year

The coronavirus forced them to finish their learning at home and miss proms and other events By Dan McWilliams The coronavirus pandemic brought attending school to an early end this spring, and the impact may have been felt most by high school seniors. Diocese of Knoxville seniors Sarah Eiselstein and …

NDHS’s Petrin named bowling All-Star

The 2019-20 All-Star bowling teams have been announced by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association. CJ Petrin of Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga was named to the Division II squad. CJ, the 2020 state Mr. Bowling winner, led the Irish to the Division II state championship with an average of …

Special graduation ceremony held for Notre Dame High’s Kyle Parker

A special, socially distant graduation ceremony was held May 27 for Notre Dame High School senior Kyle Parker. Notre Dame president George Valadie and a group of teachers took part in a commencement service for Kyle in the NDHS auditorium. Kyle will not be able to graduate with his senior …

The power of Marvel

Catholic values reflected through the work of game giant’s executive, who is a Notre Dame High School grad     By Alyssa Neuhoff Bill Rosemann sat in the teacher’s lounge at Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga on Jan. 31 after speaking to an assembly of students and teachers as well as …

Notre Dame boys bowling team knocks down state championship in Division II

The Notre Dame High School boys bowling team captured the Division II state championship Jan. 25 with an 18-9 win over Christian Brothers in the finals at Smyrna Bowling Center. The Fighting Irish held a 3,464-3,233 pin-fall advantage over the Memphis team, including a whopping 1,267-1,056 win in game three …

St. Faustina Association welcomes Bishop Stika

Chattanooga’s Vietnamese faith community growing, with goal of becoming a parish By Jim Wogan and Janice Fritz-Ryken Established just four months ago, the St. Faustina Public Association of the Faithful, founded by Bishop Richard F. Stika for the Vietnamese Catholic community in the Chattanooga area, appears to be flourishing. Bishop …

Knoxville Catholic girl wins state cross country title; KCHS, NDHS runners shine

There was little suspense in the TSSAA Division II, Class AA girls cross country state-championship meet Nov.2 at the Percy Warner Park Steeplechase Course in Nashville. Knoxville Catholic High School senior Callie Tucker won the state title on the 5K course in 18 minutes, 56.00 seconds, and by a margin …

Alumnus gives NDHS two $500,000 gifts

Notre Dame High School president George Valadie announced Aug. 27 that the school has received two significant gifts: a $500,000 restricted gift to not only complete the final three phases of renovation in the school’s theater/auditorium but also to provide for multiple needs in other curricular and capital areas, as …

Notre Dame High School announces Laura Swenson as its new academic dean

Notre Dame High School president George Valadie has named Laura M. Swenson as the school’s new dean of academic affairs effective July 1. “You don’t have to spend very much time with Laura before you’re caught up in her enthusiasm for young people, her fellow teachers, and the idea of …

Notre Dame High names Dusty Gunn as its new director of athletic affairs

Notre Dame High School president George Valadie has named Dusty M. Gunn as the school’s new director of athletic affairs effective July 1. “We were blessed to have had a remarkable list of exceptional and really qualified applicants for this position,” Mr. Valadie said, “but we believe Mr. Gunn is …

NDHS to present Alumni Awards to two

Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga recently announced its 2019 Alumni Awards, which will be presented Thursday, July 25. Bill Rosemann ’89 was named the Distinguished Alumnus Award winner, and John Mullin ’79 won the Jim Phifer Service Award. Mr. Rosemann has been a member of the Marvel family for …