Four Generations Mark Catholic’s 90th Year

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L to R: Patton Watkins ’23, Christy Connor Watkins ’89, Helen Mabry Connor ’45, Mike Connor ’69, Mandy Connor Welch ’98, Connor Welch ’26

To kick off the 2022-23 school year, six members of the Connor family gathered in the Connor Lobby of the St. Gregory the Great Auditorium. Family matriarch Helen Marie Mabry Connor, KCHS Class of 1945, her son, Mike Connor ’69, her daughter Christy Watkins Connor ’89, granddaughter Mandy Connor Welch ’98, grandson Patton Watkins ’23 and great-grandson Connor Welch ’26 showed their Irish Pride. Nearly 30 family members have graduated from Catholic since the early 40’s. #GoIrish ☘️

From eleven seniors in the class of 1932-33 to the 143 members of the class of 2022, Catholic High rests securely on the foundation of those who have gone before. KCHS boasts over 7,000 alumni who live and work across the globe.

In celebrating its 90th year, Knoxville Catholic High School lives its mission of teaching the gospel, igniting a love for learning, and nurturing individual growth in mind, body and spirit, as students are prepared to be disciples of Christ who influence a constantly changing world.

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