Catholic Graduates

Knoxville Catholic High School graduated 149 members of the Class of 2020 on the school’s Hollin Football Field inside Blaine Stadium Friday, June 19, just a little over a month after its May 16 original graduation date. Unlike Knox County public schools, which this year conducted graduation ceremonies on their football fields rather than Thomson-Boling Arena on the University of Tennessee campus, KCHS always holds graduation in Blaine Stadium. Among the graduates: National Merit Finalist Lincoln Murr; U.S. Military Academy at West Point appointee Blaine Dolin; and its top students, Mary Elizabeth Cox and Michael Stapelton, who received the Sedes Sapientiae Award.

Webb history made by school’s robotics

While FIRST robotics high school teams across the country and around the world had their 2020 competition seasons cut short due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Webb School of Knoxville’s 1466 team still garnered high accolades and made school history by earning two FIRST blue banner honors – Chairman’s Award and Woodie Flowers Finalist Award.

Chairman’s Award

Considered the highest recognition given during the FIRST Robotics competition season, the Chairman’s Award is presented to the team that “best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST,” according to its website.

FIRST officials opted to judge individual and team awards based on interviews and submitted documentation from the some 4,000 teams scheduled to participate in the 150-plus suspended events.

Webb 1466 was selected for the Chairman’s Award among 54 teams from eight states and Canada that were slated to compete at the FIRST Smoky Mountain Regional March 25-28 in Knoxville.

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Seven Dean’s List honorees told

Rochester Institute of Technology Dean’s List for spring semester includes two Farragut residents: Buchanan Underwood, who is in the motion picture science program, and Anna Johnson, who is in the biomedical sciences program.

Three students at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, earned Dean’s List recognition for Spring Semester: Grace Sommi, Ellie Fussell and Kaci Deakins.

To qualify, a student must earn a minimum 3.5 grade-point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework.

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