Knights of Columbus from Council 9132 at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Hendersonville and Council 10010 at St. John Vianney Church in Gallatin donated $125,000 to the Hand In Hand Options program at Pope John Paul II Preparatory School. The money was left over after the disbanding of Sumner Special Housing, Inc., the non-profit agency the councils created to provide housing for adults with intellectual disabilities. Kim Shaver, director of the Hand In Hand Optiions program, talks to members of the Sumner Special Housing Board of Directors.
In May, Overbrook School held an historic graduation ceremony as the first sixth grade class, the only seventh grade class, and the last eighth grade class all graduated from the school. The historic graduation takes place as Overbrook becomes a pre-kindergarten through sixth grade institution beginning the 2022 Fall Semester. As a result, St. Cecilia Academy will shift from a four-year high school to a school for girls seventh through 12th grade. Pictured are the 30 graduating eighth graders as they throw their flowers up in the air in celebration.