Notre Dame’s CJ Petrin wins bowling state championship

CJ Petrin of Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga has had his eye on the bowling individual state champion title since he was a freshman. In his sophomore and junior years, he earned runner-up honors, falling just three pins short both years. After rolling an 832 four-game series in the …

Knoxville Catholic and Notre Dame runners place at state championships

Runners from Knoxville Catholic High School and Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga stood out at the 2020 TSSAA State Cross Country Championship meets held at Sanders Ferry Park in Hendersonville on Nov. 6. Senior Riley Smith of KCHS placed third in the state in the Division 2, Class AA …

Knoxville Catholic and Notre Dame announce National Merit semifinalists

Knoxville Catholic High School’s Riley Smith and Peter Ayo and Notre Dame High School’s Isabella Wade have earned National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalist honors. Out of the 1.5 million juniors nationwide who took the PSAT test last fall, only 16,000 qualified as semifinalists. Riley, Peter, and Isabella, all seniors, now …

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 …