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Fran VanHooser is looking forward to Thursday evening. Her twin daughters, Kathlyn and Sydney, will graduate with Diplomas of Distinction from Grundy County High School. She spoke with the Herald about the excitement of this year and offered an excellent piece of advice for parents. Fran was born in Altamont, delivered by Dr. Harbolt. Her parents are Sue Nunley and Joe Smith. She comes from a large family. “My siblings
Members of the Grundy county High School class of 2015 received awards and scholarships marking their academic excellence on Thursday, May 14. Pictured are the TN Lottery Scholarship recipients.
The first Grundy County “FFA Hey! Day” enjoyed community support with families experiencing a unique day focusing on agriculture. Numerous people from the area worked together to make the event possible with many volunteer hours and resources donated. The Grundy Agricultural Education department and FFA organization are very appreciative and grateful to all the organizers, sponsors, and participants.
Four Tennessee Tech University manufacturing and engineering technology seniors spent the semester designing and building a solar-powered golf cart for President Phil Oldham. The cart has been in the works for about a year, designed by seniors in professor and department chairman Ahmed Elsawy’s projects class. They created at the request of the president. “It looks sharp; they did a great job,” Oldham said after his first test drive of
Emily Masters, the daughter of Brian and Elizabeth Masters, is Grundy County High School’s Class of 2015 valedictorian. You might think she is all about the books, but Emily is a community volunteer and has big plans for her future. “I have always lived in Monteagle,” says Emily. “I love it. It is beautiful. “I started school at the Sewanee Children’s Center, at age 2.Then I attended Sewanee Elementary School
A minister and educator, Keith Alan Mayes stays busy helping the people of Grundy County. We recently caught up with him at the Adult Education Center in Tracy City where he leads several programs including GED classes. Mayes says he was born and raised in Tracy City to Glenn and Maxine Mayes. He attended Tracy city Elementary School and played on the basketball team. He is a 1990 graduate of
Fifty-two St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School students were joined by more than 153,000 students from all 50 states and 20 foreign countries in taking the 2015 National Latin Exam. Ten SAS students were recognized for their outstanding achievement on the exam. Katie Giltner received the Gold Summa Cum Laude medal, the second student in SAS history to do so. Cum Laude: Saje Mangru and Steven Anderson, Latin I; and John Beavers, Latin