Knox Catholic honors scholarship winners

Sandra ClarkOur Town Teens

Knoxville Catholic High School honored 14 students who’ve earned a full-ride academic scholarship to college this fall.


Family members, friends, teachers and coaches joined the students at an Academic Signing-Day Ceremony in the school gym on Monday. This was a record number of Catholic High seniors to be offered academic scholarships covering all their tuition and fees at the colleges they plan to attend this fall.

The following students will go to the University of Tennessee-Knoxville: Emily Allen, Liza Barre, Alex Carter, Lucy Moore, Matthew Valderrama and Paul Velas. Also attending state schools will be Laura Daffron (East Tennessee State University) and Charlotte Daigle (Middle Tennessee State University). Riley Belt will stay in the state at Belmont University.

Three students are headed to the University of Alabama. They are Emre Flomberg, Cady Kupfner and Olivia Ricche. Rachel Coco will attend St. Louis University, and Adelaide Moulton will enter the U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School.

Founded in 1932, Knoxville Catholic High School has graduated more than 8,500 students over the years.

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