St. Mary-Oak Ridge students once again place high in UT-Knoxville science fair

Students at St. Mary School in Oak Ridge continued their tradition of success at the Southern Appalachian Science & Engineering Fair (SASEF), this year held virtually because of COVID-19 on March 30. The annual St. Mary School middle school science fair was held Feb. 6. Projects were divided into two …

AI expert Dr. Kai-Fu Lee returns to alma mater

St. Mary-Oak Ridge honors the internationally known venture capitalist and author at a school assembly  By Dan McWilliams What a difference a sister can make in the life of one of her students. Before he became the internationally known venture capitalist, artificial-intelligence expert, and bestselling author that he is today, …

St. Mary-Oak Ridge golfers finish strong

The golf team at St. Mary School in Oak Ridge competed in the state tournament at Avalon Country Club on May 14, concluding an exceptional year. The boys team tied for first during the District 1 Tournament at The Greens of Deerfield in LaFollette. They ultimately took second place after …

St. Mary students shine at UT science fair

Of the 57 projects at the St. Mary School-Oak Ridge science fair Feb. 9, 19 received awards making them eligible to enter the regional Southern Appalachian Science & Engineering Fair (SASEF) at the University of Tennessee on March 28-30. The SASEF is sponsored by the University of Tennessee and numerous …

St. Mary chess team continues to succeed

St. Mary School in Oak Ridge competed in the Secret City Chess Tournament on Nov. 5 at Oak Ridge High School. The tournament hosted 42 teams composed of 76 students. Both unrated and rated levels included teams from grades K-3, 4-6, and 7-12. St. Mary’s Genevieve Robinson, Elliot Barnes, and …

Lego Crusaders advance to ET Championship

The Lego Crusaders of St. Mary School in Oak Ridge competed with 27 other Lego teams Dec. 3 to qualify to advance to the East Tennessee Championship. The annual Lego Challenge requires participants to identify and research a real-world problem, develop and implement a solution, and communicate their results to …

St. Mary student wins VFW essay contest

Students at St. Mary School in Oak Ridge recently had the opportunity to participate in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Essay Competition. Conducted nationwide, the Patriot’s Pen is a VFW-sponsored youth essay competition that gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme. This …

St. Mary-Oak Ridge music program excels

St. Mary School in Oak Ridge participated in the East Tennessee Vocal Association’s annual All-East Honor Choir event held on Nov. 18-19 at Maryville College and the Clayton Center for the Arts. This year’s All-East Junior High/Middle School Honor Choir was made up of more than 300 advanced seventh- and …

St. Mary-Oak Ridge hosts NFL Punt, Pass & Kick sectional

St. Mary School in Oak Ridge hosted the East Tennessee Sectional Championship for the NFL’s Punt, Pass & Kick (PPK) competition Oct. 16. Boys and girls ages 6-15 from East Tennessee competed in the free contest sponsored by the NFL and USA Football. PPK began in 1961, and continues today …

St. Mary-Oak Ridge repeats as volleyball champs

The girls varsity volleyball team at St. Mary School in Oak Ridge recently competed in the Knoxville Independent School League small-school tournament and beat Apostolic Christian Academy to win the championship at the Knoxville Christian School gym in a winner-take-all match. This year’s Lady Crusader squad won the KISL regular-season …

Tour de Mary is a labor of love for St. Mary School student

By Bill Brewer Good teachers make an impact on students’ lives, even outside the classroom. Darlene Adams was an influence on her students at St. Mary School in Oak Ridge even though she had been away from them since last spring after relocating to Seattle. Molly Deinhart is one of …

The Year of Mercy is an open door for St. Mary students

Oak Ridge parish school receives a lesson on Holy Doors during visit to Sacred Heart Cathedral By Emily Booker One goal of the Year of Mercy is to take extra time to contemplate the mystery of God’s love. The students of St. Mary School in Oak Ridge did just that …