Kai-Fu Lee, former president of Google China, visits alma mater St. Mary Oak Ridge

Jim Wogan News

Dr. Kia-Fu Lee, the former president of Google China and a leading expert on global artificial intelligence, returned to East Tennessee on Monday, May 6, to visit the Catholic school in which he once learned, St. Mary School in Oak Ridge. Dr. Lee, the author of the recent New York Times bestselling book, “AI Powers: China, Silicon Valley, and the …

Student completes 125-mile Tour de Mary

Emily Booker News, Schools

Molly Deinhart, an eighth-grade student at St. Mary School in Oak Ridge, recently completed a 125-mile bicycle ride to honor her teacher Darlene Adams, who is battling cancer. The Tour de Mary began on Oct. 5 at St. Mary Catholic School in Oak Ridge and finished on Oct. 6 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School in Chattanooga. Molly …

St. Mary School reaches technology goal through grant

Emily Booker News, Schools

Through the help of the St. Mary’s Legacy Foundation, St. Mary School in Oak Ridge is now a “one-to-one” school, offering a Chromebook for every student in grades 1-8. Through a $29,200 grant, the school was able to install improved wireless infrastructure and purchase dozens of Chromebooks. On May 4, the school celebrated this accomplishment. Bishop Richard F. Stika toured …

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 …

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 …