Category Archives: General School News

National Merit Finalists

Alexandria Ficarro

AnMei Little

The National Merit Scholarship Program recently announced its National Merit Finalists. Among the elite list are two JPII seniors, Alexandria Ficarro and AnMei Little. “These students have shown outstanding aptitude in the classroom since they stepped onto campus,” said Karen Phillips, Assistant Head of School and Dean of Studies. “Their work ethic and skills in the classroom represent the level of talent for which these tests and the National Merit Scholarship Program are searching. We are very proud of them.”

For the full story, see JPII’s Press Release.

Model UN Team’s Remarkable Year

JPII’s Model UN Team capped off an outstanding year after their final competition in Alabama. The team competed against 300+ delegates and 21 schools from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina at the 10th Annual University of Alabama Model UN Conference in early February. The team earned 12 awards, including Best Delegation Award, as well as a number of outstanding individual recognitions. For the full story, see the official press release.

Barcelona & Madrid in October

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Students can experience Spain over Fall Break in October 2018! JPII is now partnering with EF Tours for international travel opportunities and the first trip to be offered is to Barcelona and Madrid departing October 6th and returning October 13th. An information meeting will be held Tuesday, February 27th at 6:00 p.m. in the library. Contact Betsy Pierpaoli with questions,


Athletes Sign with Colleges

Join us in congratulating five JPII athletes who recently signed to continue their playing career at the collegiate level. Sasha Chunchukov signed with Ave Maria University to play Lacrosse, Gracey King signed with Sewanee University to play Volleyball, Reanna McNair signed with Birmingham Southern to play Lacrosse, Jake Motz signed with Columbia University to play football, and Leah Swan signed with Berry College to play Lacrosse. GO KNIGHTS!

Sasha Chunchukov signs with Ave Maria

Gracey King signs with Sewanee University

Reanna McNair signs with Birmingham Southern

Jake Motz signs with Columbia University

Leah Swan signs with Berry College

Register NOW for JPII Summer Camp 2018


Registration for Camp JPII 2018 is now open! Don’t wait to register for our exciting fun-filled summer campers! Register HERE.

Week 1: June 4-8
Week 2: June 11-15
Week 3: June 18-22
Week 4: June 25-29

Camp JPII offers summer fun for kids age 5-18. Camps run Monday-Friday in two sessions: 9:00 a.m. – noon and 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Take a look at our 2018 Summer Camp Brochure to see all the offerings this summer! 

Student Turns to Music in Time of Grief

JPII junior Josh Humphries recently lost one of his best friends in an auto accident. While trying to make sense of the tragic loss, Josh turned to music. He found comfort and strength in his faith, which inspired him to write “Wish It Away”. The original song, performed by Josh, has over 2,000 hits on iTunes and Spotify combined. For an in-depth interview visit the Hendersonville Standard.

Semester 1 Honor Rolls

JPII is happy to announce Semester 1 Honor Rolls. Join us in congratulating these hardworking, driven students. Students who earned A’s in ALL classes are on the Headmaster’s List. Students who earned A’s in all but one class are on the Faculty List.

Students Lead MLK Walk

Students from Mr. Melcher’s Advoc8 class led participants in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March in Gallatin.

Knights Named to All-Sumner County Football Team

Congratulations to the following JPII Knights for being named to the All-Sumner County Football Team! GO KNIGHTS!


Jake Motz (12th) – OL

First Team Offense:

Nolan Underhill (12th) – Athlete – 766 Rushing yards, 9 TDs; 252 Receiving yards, 3 TDs; 2 Passing TDs

Ed Agholor (12th) – OL

First Team Defense:

Andrew Albert (12th) – DL  – 47 Tackles, 3 Sacks, 5 Tackles For Loss

Second Team Offense:

Brendan Keaton (10th)  – WR – 352 Receiving Yards, 1 TD

Second Team Defense:

Dallas Darden (11th) – LB – 74 Tackles, 4 Sacks, 5 Tackles For Loss, 1 Forced Fumble, 1 Fumble Recovery

Third Team Offense:

Ben Nixon (11th)  – QB  – 115-206 (55.83%) for 1,486yds, 11 Passing TDs, 4 Rushing TDs

Nick Pracht (11th) – WR – 226 Receiving Yards, 2 TDs

Rory White (10th) – WR – 332 Receiving Yards (6 Games), 2 TDs

Nicholas Zanger (12th) – Athlete – 31-33 Extra Points, 2-4 FGs, 11 Tackles, 63 Receiving Yards

Third Team Defense:

John Martinez (10th) – DL – 46 Tackles, 4 Sacks, 5 Tackles For Loss, 1 Fumble Recovery