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Independence grad with 4.481 GPA gets $2,500 Lions scholarship

Independence grad with 4.481 GPA gets $2,500 Lions scholarship
The Franklin Lions Club recently presented Independence High School 2017 graduate Ashley Morgan Haylett  a scholarship award of $2,500 for continued education. The club presented her with the Jim Stephenson and Bill Garrett Memorial Scholarship at a recent Lions Club meeting which her family attended. According to Brad Coleman, the club’s scholarship chairman, “Miss Haylet...
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Franklin High student elected Girls State governor

Franklin High student elected Girls State governor
By WCS InFocus A Franklin High School student can add the title of governor to her long list of accomplishments. FHS junior Priscilla Kirkpatrick was elected governor of the American Legion Auxiliary’s Volunteer Girls State. “Priscilla is a student who really knows no boundaries,” said FHS Assistant Principal Dr. Lauren Bauer. “She is continually challenging ...
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Daughters of the American Revolution honor high school seniors

Daughters of the American Revolution honor high school seniors
A senior from Spring Hill High School and another from Summit High School recently received Good Citizen awards from the Brigadier General Richard Winn Daughters of the American Revolution, the Spring Hill chapter of the national DAR organization. Good Citizen Committee Chair Sandra Rowell presented the award to McKenzie Abbott of Summit High School and Regent Vicki James...
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Another round of National Merit scholars is announced

Another round of National Merit scholars is announced
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation this week announced more than 3,200 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the Finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide between $500...
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City moving to facilitate middle school, high school campus master plans

City moving to facilitate middle school, high school campus master plans
By LANDON WOODROOF The city of Brentwood is taking initial steps to facilitate the expansion and renovation of the Brentwood Middle School and Brentwood High School campuses. The work is part of a series of campus improvements at existing schools planned in response to continuing growth in many parts of Williamson County. The Brentwood Planning ...
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WCS announces top two students from each high school graduating class

WCS announces top two students from each high school graduating class
A total of 2,797 graduating seniors made up the Class of 2017 in Williamson County Schools. Graduation ceremonies concluded on Memorial Day weekend. The school district on Friday announced the valedictorians and salutatorians for the 2016-17 school year. These students were first and second in their class, respectively. “This honor is a culmination of many ...
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Important studies: The Power of Modeling

Important studies: The Power of Modeling
By Dr. JEFFREY L. MITCHELL While each year thousands of studies are completed in psychology and education, there are a handful that over the years have had a lasting impact on education and learning. In a series of Extra Credit articles, I have been highlighting several seminal studies that have had a profound impact on ...
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O’More College Partners with Maury schools for dual enrollment

O’More College Partners with Maury schools for dual enrollment
BY A.J. DUGGER III On May 18 a partnership was signed between O’More College of Design and Maury County Public Schools which will allow students from Mt. Pleasant High School to take classes and get certification to prepare for jobs in the fashion world. “Mt. Pleasant came to us and asked if we were interested ...
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College-bound rising seniors need to use this summer productively

College-bound rising seniors need to use this summer productively
By RANDALL BEDWELL The summer before senior year of high school needs to be a productive few months for college-bound students. It should be a time for pursuing academic and extracurricular interests that bolster college applications. It’s the last chance to impress admissions officers, so you want your teens engaged in something meaningful in order to have the ...
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Freedom Intermediate Honors Choir releases EP, celebrates retiring teacher

Freedom Intermediate Honors Choir releases EP, celebrates retiring teacher
BY A.J. DUGGER III The Freedom Intermediate School Honors Choir released a six-song EP on Tuesday to coincide with longtime music educator Barbara Gibson’s retirement this Wednesday. Barbara Gibson educated as a music teacher for 43 years, teaching children from the pre-kindergarten level to high school. Not only did she teach children of all ages, but ...
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Local students earn academic honors at Columbia State

Local students earn academic honors at Columbia State
More than 120 Columbia State Community College students were recently honored for excellence in academics, leadership and service at the 51st Annual Student Honors Convocation. The students, shown above, are as follows, front row from left: Lana Zring (Franklin) received the Leadership Award for Columbia State’s Williamson Campus and was recognized for Who’s Who Among ...
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