Riley Hall takes aim with the water balloon slingshot at one of the many activities available at The King’s Academy’s Festival last weekend. Anchoring the firing mechanism are Bob Deatherage, left, and Dustin George, right.

18th Annual Spring Golf Tournament

Everybody and their brother has a golf tournament these days, but few people have been doing it as long The King’s Academy. Launched by academy alumnus Dan Whitson (’58) in 1994, this spring rite of passage is generally held the second Saturday in May.  The SWAT format means lots of fund for golfers of all levels, and with two flights, anyone can get in on the awards. Prizes can be won on every hole, and there are some door prizes presented by random drawing at the conclusion of  play.  Cost is just $85 per player or $340/team.  Major sponsorships are available  for $500 and hole sponsorships for $100.  Donations of prizes are gratefully appreciated.  Alumni and academy friends will gather for the 8:00 a.m. shotgun start at Sevierville Golf Club, Saturday, May 12, 2012.  For more information, call the Office of the President or email


The distinguished Dr. Randall O’Brien, President of Carson-Newman College, will deliver the formal address as seniors celebrate their upper school graduation 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2012, in Woody Auditorium.

Kindergarten Graduation

This cap and gown ceremony is a demonstration of the always amazing accomplishments of our smaller, but nonetheless distinguished scholars.  It’s an event where there are sometimes as many cameras as people.  6:00 p.m., May 21, 2012

Fifth Grade Promotion & Eighth Grade Graduation

The air is always full of promise as these students are honored on this night of celebration.  6:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, 2012.