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CAK Students' Artwork to Be Shown at KMA Exhibition

February 12, 2019
By CAK Communications

Three of Christian Academy of Knoxville's Advanced Placement art students will have their art shown in a juried show, the 13th annual East Tennessee Regional Student Arts Exhibition at the Knoxville Museum of Art.

The artwork of Kimmie Garvey, Isabel Evans, and Ashleigh Williams was chosen after high school students from 32 East Tennessee counties submitted 950 pieces of art. Out of those, 324 were chosen for the exhibition. In addition to having their artwork chosen, Kimmie and Ashleigh were also given Honorable Mentions.


CAK is very proud of it's comprehensive and award-winning arts programs. From the time the children are in elementary school through high school graduation, there are programs to cultivate artistic talents both in the performing and fine arts.

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CAK Students Volunteer at KARM

February 12, 2019
By CAK Communications

Over spring break, a team of nine Christian Academy of Knoxville high school students, three teachers, and one parent are going to Chiquimula, Guatemala for a mission trip. As part of the student's training, they are doing "Saturday Serve" days, where they give back to the local community. 

This past weekend, our team spent time in fellowship with those who are served by KARM (Knox Area Rescue Ministries) and served a hot meal to around 200 people in need. 

"This is such a meaningful experience," says trip sponsor Ms. Rogers. "I actually did this Guatemala trip as my Capstone project when I was a senior here at CAK. I hope it will inspire our students for a lifetime of giving back." 

In addition to "Saturday Serve," Team Guatemala has attended bi-weekly lunch trainings as well as a Spanish church service. They will also complete a team-building ropes course before they leave. 

During the trip to Guatemala, our CAK students will be going to unreached, remote villages to share the Gospel and deliver food. They will do VBS (Vacation Bible School) for local schools, and will teach English at the school that the local pastors run.  Additionally, they will do many projects such as helping refinish furniture and painting a basketball court for the local children.

In Chiquimula, the pastor's family is the Cordero family, and Kevin Cordero is a CAK alum class of 2018. He graduated as our first international student last year!

Thank you to Ms. Rogers for organizing this trip. If you would like to find out more about the mission trips offered to CAK students, visit our missions page

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CAK Middle School Robotics Wins 1st Place in Robot Design

February 11, 2019
By CAK Communications

Christian Academy of Knoxville's middle school robotics team brought home the 1st place trophy in robot design at the F.I.R.S.T. LEGO League 19TH Annual East Tennessee Championship Tournament held on Saturday, February 9 at Tennessee Tech University. 

FIRST, which stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,” was founded by Dean Kamen and the LEGO Group’s Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen in 1998 as a way to engage children in playful and meaningful learning while helping them discover the fun in science and technology through the FIRST LEGO League experience.

Approximately 48 teams comprised of children ages 9-14 from the East Tennessee area competed against one another in this intense competition. 

We are so proud of Coach Rhyne and his team! Thank you to Mrs. Rhyne, Ms. Welshan and Mr. Gibson for all of your help!  

CAK's robot had to execute a number of tasks within two and a half minutes. It has an innovative interface which improves the performance of the task-specific devices. In addition, the time to change the robots attachments was reduced significantly. 

According to Assistant Coach Gibson, "this unique design is a first in Lego robotics history, and has applicability in many areas in any industry where a gear transmission interface is needed." He adds "the CAK device will provide rapid changing of those attachments and enhanced stability."

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Seven CAK Athletes Sign to Play at the Collegiate Level

February 08, 2019
By CAK Communications
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Christian Academy of Knoxville is excited to announce that seven of our student-athletes recently committed to play at the collegiate level on National Signing Day 2019! At a ceremony held on Friday, February 8 in the CAK High School Commons, a packed house watched as the following student-athletes signed with their choice of college. 

Claire Brock – Emory University, Basketball

Junior/Senior – Co-MVP, All District Team, All District and Region Tournament Teams
Sophomore - District MVP, All District and All Tournament Teams
Freshman - “Newcomer of the Year,” All District Team

Annalise Cole - Wheaton College, Softball

Junior - CAK Defensive Player of the Year
Sophomore - CAK Warrior Award, District champions; Region champions, State champions
Freshman – Coach’s Award, District champions, Region champions, State champions

Jack Flynn - Carson Newman University, Football

Senior – (Football) Team Captain, 1st Team All Region, Knoxville Focus Coach’s All Knox Co Football 1st Team, CAK Iron Warrior Award, (Track and Field) Regional and State finalist in discuss, Regional finalist in shot put, (Lacrosse) Team Captain
Junior – (Football) All Region Honorable Mention, CAK Iron Warrior Award, (Lacrosse) Team Captain
Freshman & Sophomore – Lacrosse Team Captain, Track and Field and Football letterman

Stewart Howell - University of Tennessee Martin, Football

Senior – Team Captain, CAK Iron Warrior Award
Junior – Team Captain, Team Offensive MVP, All Region
Sophomore – All Region

Annie Lukens - Berry College, Soccer

Senior – All District Defensive Player of the Year, All Region, Team Defensive MVP
Sophomore – Team Defensive MVP, All District, All Region, Knoxville Football Club United 01 Division II State Championship team
Freshman - Knoxville Football Club United 01 Division II State Championship team

Luke Simpson - Carson Newman University, Football

Senior – Football Team Captain, Bulsworth Character Award, 1st Team All Region, Warrior Award, Lacrosse team captain
Junior – Football team captain, All Region Honorable Mention
Sophomore - 1st Team All Region, Soccer state championship team

Will Sterchi - Berry College, Football

Senior - Knoxville Focus All-Area Football Team Honorable Mention, All Region Division II-AA Honorable Mention, CAK Football Warrior Award CAK Football Team Captain

We congratulate all of our Warrior players who are going on to live their dreams! May God shine a light on your path and bless you! 

If you are interested in finding out more about Christian Academy of Knoxville, log onto our website at For athletic media inquiries, please contact Ried Estus, Director of Athletics (865) 690-4721 x132 (o), 

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