SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Summit’s Grimes takes wrestling state title; Centennial Chamber Choir goes to Disney


SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Summit’s Grimes takes wrestling state title; Centennial Chamber Choir goes to Disney

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Catch up on the happenings at schools around Williamson County.

Brentwood High School

A team representing Brentwood High School at the Tennessee State Science Bowl Tournament finished fourth out of 56 schools from across the state on Feb. 27 in Knoxville.

The tournament was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Topics in the competition ranged from ecosystem dynamics to fundamental particle physics.

Brentwood High School defeated top-performing teams from Farragut and Hume-Fogg Magnet, only to lose to the eventual state champion, Cedar Springs. The BHS team was made up of Ben Levine, Deven Bhuva, Harry Westbrook, Chiraag Kaushik and captain Shreyas Kumar.

The fourth-place finish is the best in school history at the state tournament.

Contact chemistry teacher Nick Wang at leekonw@wcs.edu for more information.

Summit High School

Summit is sending congratulations to senior Jailah Grimes for winning a wrestling state championship and head coach Pete Miller for being named the National High School Wrestling Coach of the Year for Tennessee.

Also, congratulations to Esteban Remillard for placing sixth in the state wrestling tournament.

In other SHS news, Summit’s choirs performed at the MTVA regional festival on Feb. 23 in Murfreesboro.

Both choirs that participated received superior ratings in performance and in sight reading. This is the fourth consecutive year Summit has received superior ratings at this festival. Because of this, they will now advance on to the state level. Their instructor is Jenna Elsberry.

Suha, a Spring Hill resident and WCS volunteer, came to Kate Hickey’s contemporary issues class to discuss the Syrian refugee crisis. Students got to ask questions to Suha after reading a New York Times article, and they expanded their view of the life of a refugee through a first-hand account. Suha also talked about her experiences as a Muslim woman and her dedication to awareness for Syria in the community.

“Suha has been such an amazing resource for my students,” Hickey said. “She has become a friend to so many in our class. She’s so open and easy to talk to. The student’s really connect with her story.”

Pearre Creek Elementary School

Ms. Susan Ezzell’s second-grade class is studying measurement, and they are on a hunt for Bigfoot and Littlefoot.

They are looking for the biggest and smallest foot and the biggest and smallest hand in the school. Baskets with paper and a pencil have been placed throughout the school for students to trace their foot and hand and put it back in the basket. All students and staff are invited to participate.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Centennial High School

The CHS Chamber Choir recently returned from an amazing opportunity with Disney Performing Arts.

Over President’s Day weekend, they had the opportunity to perform in the recently rebranded Disney Springs entertainment complex at Walt Disney World. The following day, they participated in a 2.5-hour film scoring workshop under the direction of clinician Delisa Dean in which they recorded audio for two scenes from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and came away with a DVD product of the recording session.

It was an amazing and relevant experience strongly aligned with the district’s vision that the students will likely never forget.

Clovercroft Elementary School

Clovercroft’s third-graders will participate in Market Day on Friday, Feb. 26. The students will create their own product and sell it to fellow third-graders during Market Day.

Clovercroft will also host the fifth annual Book Character Parade on Friday, March 4 to celebrate Read Across America.

Spring Station Middle School

Spring Station Middle School hosted the second annual Mustang Invitational on Feb. 19 and 20.

The tournament determined a sixth-grade girls and boys champion for the Williamson Middle Athletic Association, as well as JV girls and boys champions.

The championship game for the sixth-grade girls was between Grassland and Brentwood, with Brentwood winning. The sixth-grade boys’ championship featured Brentwood against Sunset, with Brentwood again taking the win.

The JV girls’ championship came down to a matchup between Woodland and Grassland, with Grassland winning. The final contest pitted the JV boys’ squads from top-seeded Spring Station and second-seeded Freedom. Spring Station held off a late charge by Freedom to win the championship.

The win earned the Mustangs their 19th straight to cap off an undefeated season.

Brentwood High School

A team representing Brentwood High School at the Tennessee State Science Bowl Tournament finished fourth out of 56 schools from across the state on Feb. 27 in Knoxville.

The tournament was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Topics in the competition ranged from ecosystem dynamics to fundamental particle physics.

Brentwood High School defeated top-performing teams from Farragut and Hume-Fogg Magnet, only to lose to the eventual state champion, Cedar Springs. The BHS team was made up of Ben Levine, Deven Bhuva, Harry Westbrook, Chiraag Kaushik and captain Shreyas Kumar.

The fourth-place finish is the best in school history at the state tournament.

Contact chemistry teacher Nick Wang at leekonw@wcs.edu for more information.

Summit High School

Summit is sending congratulations to senior Jailah Grimes for winning a wrestling state championship and head coach Pete Miller for being named the National High School Wrestling Coach of the Year for Tennessee.

Also, congratulations to Esteban Remillard for placing sixth in the state wrestling tournament.

In other SHS news, Summit’s choirs performed at the MTVA regional festival on Feb. 23 in Murfreesboro.

Both choirs that participated received superior ratings in performance and in sight reading. This is the fourth consecutive year Summit has received superior ratings at this festival. Because of this, they will now advance on to the state level. Their instructor is Jenna Elsberry.

Suha, a Spring Hill resident and WCS volunteer, came to Kate Hickey’s contemporary issues class to discuss the Syrian refugee crisis. Students got to ask questions to Suha after reading a New York Times article, and they expanded their view of the life of a refugee through a first-hand account. Suha also talked about her experiences as a Muslim woman and her dedication to awareness for Syria in the community.

“Suha has been such an amazing resource for my students,” Hickey said. “She has become a friend to so many in our class. She’s so open and easy to talk to. The student’s really connect with her story.”

Pearre Creek Elementary School

Ms. Susan Ezzell’s second-grade class is studying measurement, and they are on a hunt for Bigfoot and Littlefoot.

They are looking for the biggest and smallest foot and the biggest and smallest hand in the school. Baskets with paper and a pencil have been placed throughout the school for students to trace their foot and hand and put it back in the basket. All students and staff are invited to participate.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Centennial High School

The CHS Chamber Choir recently returned from an amazing opportunity with Disney Performing Arts.

Over President’s Day weekend, they had the opportunity to perform in the recently rebranded Disney Springs entertainment complex at Walt Disney World. The following day, they participated in a 2.5-hour film scoring workshop under the direction of clinician Delisa Dean in which they recorded audio for two scenes from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and came away with a DVD product of the recording session.

It was an amazing and relevant experience strongly aligned with the district’s vision that the students will likely never forget.

Clovercroft Elementary School

Clovercroft’s third-graders will participate in Market Day on Friday, Feb. 26. The students will create their own product and sell it to fellow third-graders during Market Day.

Clovercroft will also host the fifth annual Book Character Parade on Friday, March 4 to celebrate Read Across America.

Spring Station Middle School

Spring Station Middle School hosted the second annual Mustang Invitational on Feb. 19 and 20.

The tournament determined a sixth-grade girls and boys champion for the Williamson Middle Athletic Association, as well as JV girls and boys champions.

The championship game for the sixth-grade girls was between Grassland and Brentwood, with Brentwood winning. The sixth-grade boys’ championship featured Brentwood against Sunset, with Brentwood again taking the win.

The JV girls’ championship came down to a matchup between Woodland and Grassland, with Grassland winning. The final contest pitted the JV boys’ squads from top-seeded Spring Station and second-seeded Freedom. Spring Station held off a late charge by Freedom to win the championship.

The win earned the Mustangs their 19th straight to cap off an undefeated season.

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Kelly Gilfillan is the owner-publisher of Home Page Media Group which has been publishing hyperlocal news since 2009.

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