Students study new cathedral construction

Emily Booker Cathedral, Schools

Second-graders at Sacred Heart Cathedral School met with project supervisor Fred Atkins April 7 to learn more about the new cathedral construction taking place just outside their classroom windows. Mr. Atkins, who is with general contractor Merit Construction, told the students how big the new cathedral would be and what different types of materials went into making a cathedral. He …

Sacred Heart Cathedral School honors three students

Dan McWilliams Catholic Church, News, Schools

Sacred Heart Cathedral School celebrated a few special honors for students at the end of morning Mass on May 22, and Minnesota Vikings safety and SHCS alum Harrison Smith was on hand to present the scholarship award named after him. “This time of year we celebrate a lot of wonderful accomplishments,” said Sacred Heart Principal Sarah Trent. Seventh-grader Callie Grace …

Medal of Honor heroes meet diocesan students

Dan McWilliams Catholic Church, News, Schools

By Dan McWilliams Students from Catholic elementary schools and Knoxville Catholic High School heard stories of courage, honor, and sacrifice as Medal of Honor recipients, in town for a national convention, spent time with them Sept. 12. All of the speakers arrived by helicopter, including retired Army Staff Sgt. Leroy A. Petry and Army Specialist Ty M. Carter, who were …

The sounds of spring: Diocesan schools give choral concert

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Schools, Youth Ministry

Students from Knoxville Catholic High School, St. Joseph School, St. Mary School in Oak Ridge, St. John Neumann School and Sacred Heart School joined voices May 1 to deliver a spring choral concert. More than 50 students performed for parents, friends and supporters in the commons area at KCHS. The chorus was conducted by KCHS choral director Daniel Varnell and …

Sacred Heart Cathedral School students perform ‘A Christmas Carol’

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Parishes, Schools

If it’s the Christmas season, then it must be time for A Christmas Carol. And so it was Dec. 7 as Sacred Heart Cathedral School’s Theatre Arts Program staged the Charles Dickens classic at the Bearden High School auditorium. Sacred Heart Cathedral School’s Heart to Heart Players presented the holiday tale of redemption, an adaptation by Frederick Gaines that featured …

KISL basketball: A true underdog story

Bill Brewer News, Schools

St. John Neumann School’s boys varsity basketball team claimed the 2012-13 Knoxville Independent School League tournament championship in the large school division, defeating Episcopal School of Knoxville in the championship game. The Mustangs, who finished second in the KISL regular season, were led by tournament most valuable player Joseph Fluker, All-Tournament selections Sean Purcell and JB Schaffer and All-League selection …

Sacred Heart principal named to new schools post

Bill Brewer News, Schools

Sedonna Prater, who has served as principal of Sacred Heart Cathedral School in Knoxville since 2004, has been named director of curriculum and instruction for the Diocese of Knoxville’s 10 schools. The appointment was announced Jan. 7 by Bishop Richard F. Stika and diocesan schools Superintendent Sister Mary Marta Abbott, RSM. Sister Mary Marta said the new position reflects the …