Notre Dame presents alumni awards to Paul Lombardo and George Valadie

Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga presented the annual alumni awards after the opening Mass of the 2021-22 year. Dr. Paul Lombardo (’67) was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Mr. Lombardo received his bachelor’s degree from Rockhurst College, a master’s degree from Loyola Chicago, and both his Ph.D. …

Schools return this fall with new leadership

New president comes to Notre Dame; NDHS, Sacred Heart, St. Mary-Oak Ridge have new principals By Bill Brewer The search for Notre Dame High School’s new leader led the Diocese of Knoxville all the way to Chicago’s suburbs. But that two-month search proved fruitful as the diocese and Notre Dame …

Proms offer a night to remember in COVID year

Notre Dame and Knoxville Catholic high school events give seniors a chance to dress up and celebrate           By Emily Booker Prom. The end-of-year formal that high school rom-coms are made of. For many students, it is a highlight of high school, a night of fancy clothes, music, and friends, celebrating …

Diocese receives scholarship grant from Black and Indian Mission Office

The Diocese of Knoxville Catholic Schools Office received great news March 17: the Black and Indian Mission Office in Washington, D.C., announced the awarding of a $15,000 scholarship grant toward tuition assistance for Black students at Notre Dame High School, which has 49 Black students in a student body of …

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 …