Destination: Lone Star State.
Reason: National competition.
Who: Four Cumberland County High School culinary arts students.
The girls scored a major win at the STAR Event Competition in Nashville. Britney Stubbs, Angel Perry, Mariah Meek and Kelby Sapp placed first overall in culinary arts. As a result, each girl won a $5,000 scholarship from the Art Institute and a $6,000 scholarship from Sullivan University. The team now advances to the national competition in San Antonio, TX, in July and they have their sights, or should I say tastes, set on a national title.
Culinary arts instructor Linda Kington said, “These four girls have worked hard for the past 15 days after school getting ready for this competition. It is a very difficult competition and very competitive. We are very fortunate to have support from our board of education, CTE Director Wendell Wilson and the community financial donors.”
Kington and her co-worker, Rachel Shoemaker, also had other students competing in numerous contests at the STAR Event. Bailey Galen placed first in nutrition and wellness. Britney McDaniel won the number one slot in job interview. Brianna Reid was named second in early childhood and won a $4,000 scholarship. All will also compete in the Texas nationals come July.
Other students competing in the STAR Event were Josh Whittenberger, K.J. Smith, Brooklyn Smith and Bella Staggs. They all earned high marks in their respective contests, according to Kington.
Speaking of high schools, Phoenix High School will host Prom 2014 Saturday night at Cumberland Mountain State Park. The Jets and Panthers attended their respective proms last weekend.
It is May and this always means it's time for the annual Cumberland County Relay for Life. The annual fund-raising/awareness event is slated to begin Friday night at the Cumberland County Community Complex. Relay features opening ceremonies, entertainment, survivor’s walk, caregivers lap, luminaria ceremony and food vendors. Cumberland County’s Relay for life will feature more than 40 teams with some 500 participants.
Relay for Life also benefits each year from Ms. Cam’s annual recital. This year’s event is slated for Saturday, May 10, at Stone Memorial High School’s auditorium, with show times of 2 and 6:30 p.m. “Dancing on the Air” showcases the talents of 150 students and will feature ballet, tap, jazz, modern, creative movement and hip hop pieces. In addition, there will be a special “Studio Dads and Guys” hip-hop number. The radio theme highlights favorite music from all formats: rock, country, gospel, easy listening, pop, classical, rhythm and blues and top 40.
"Dancing on the Air" is being choreographed by staff members Rachel Hawn, Tricia Evans, Sarah Padgett, Betsy Collins, Cameron Hill and guest choreographers Anna Hill and Ashley Gentry.
Tickets may purchased at the studio at 56 South Main St. or at the door the day of the performance. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Crossville received a nice, national plug from my favorite Weather Channel meteorologist, Jim Cantore, earlier this week. Cantore, broadcasting live during the severe storms on Monday evening, referred to Athens, TN as “just south of Crossville in a beautiful part of the Cumberland Plateau.”
The TAD Center’s Pitch, Hit and Run Contest will be held this weekend on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. next to the center at Garrison Ball Park. You can sign up beginning at 8:30 a.m., and registration is free. The baseball/softball skills competition is for youngsters ages 7-14. Call Shane at 456-2859 if you have any questions.
Destination: Lone Star State.
FFG Resident Services presents painting to the Pat Summitt Foundation
A dramatic portrait of Pat Summitt, painted by Chuck Jensen, was presented to the Pat Summitt Foundation by Fairfield Glade Resident Services at its Community Information Event on memory care.
Zarola entertains 127 Seniors
The members of the 127 South Senior Center met Friday, July 25, for bingo and Mexican Train domino game. Conversation, along with coffee and sweets, was enjoyed by all. Helen Lord called the bingo numbers, and the prizes were furnished by Eye Centers of Tennessee. Life Care Center checked everyone's blood pressures.
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Habitat celebrates 55th home dedication
Anne Crisp is excited that she and her two daughters have a home to call their own. Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity (CCHFH) dedicated the 55th home to be built in partnership with low-income families. Crisp put more than 500 hours of "sweat equity" into her home and has completed 50 hours of self-improvement, where she attended classes on budgeting, home maintenance and good neighbor among others.
Gypsy Rose to visit Fair Park
The Cumberland County Playhouse is currently performing the award-winning Broadway play “Gypsy.” A great American story set during the 1920s fading vaudeville circuit, "Gypsy" portrays the rise of famed burlesque performer and stage mother Gypsy Rose Lee as she journeys across the country with her mother and sister during a time when Vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. The complex character of Rose could be described as bold and brassy, as she steamrolls everyone in her way to turn her daughters June and Louise into child stars.
Match August garden tasks to plant biology
During all seasons in temperate climates like ours the greenery around us is changing. New shoots appear and leaves pop out of swollen buds after spring rains.
Landis reunites with Japanese teacher
There is a special lady living in Pleasant Hill who spent 42 years of her life in Sendai, Japan, teaching English at a Japanese Christian school and as a missionary with the United Church of Christ Board for World Ministries.
Lions Club recognizes Lion of the Year
Charles Loveday, charter member of the Crossville Lions Club, was recognized as the Lion of the Year at the annual installation of officers picnic July 8. Loveday earned this award for his service as first vice president, membership chairman, eye glass chairman and his help with fundraisers and other matters where needed. From left are Loveday and President Gary Laura.
Christian Counseling Center celebrating 12 years
Help the Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County (C5) celebrate 12 years of community service. Dine at Ruby Tuesday of Crossville Aug. 8, 9 or 10. Print the flyer from the center’s website, www.cccotp.org, and give it to the server.
A Time 4 Paws collecting shoes to help Soles4Souls in fight against global poverty
Attention anyone with a closet! Those shoes no longer wanted are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty.
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