By Jan Boston Sellers
It is that time of year again when schools begin announcing their top academic students and their superlatives list. This week, I have lists from Cumberland County High School with its top ten academic students and from Homesteads Elementary with its superlative eighth-graders.
Cumberland County High School’s top ten students were honored at a banquet earlier this week at Forte’s Restaurant, where they learned their rankings. There are actually 11 students in the top ten this year, as two students tied for the tenth position. Chelsey Nicole Long was named valedictorian. Nithya Kanagasegar is salutatorian. Rounding out the top ten are:
3. Jay Rajendra Patel
4. Jennifer Renae Hedgecoth
5. Emily Addean Standefer
6. Gabriella Leann Norris
7. Austin Boyd Brown
8. Nathaniel Drake Parrott
9. Kristin Lynn Houser
10. Brooke Marie Golden and Derrick Michael Sherrill
Homesteads Elementary’s 2014 list of superlatives includes Mr. and Miss Homesteads Glenn Star and Anna Kemmer. Alan Tung and Clare Kemmer were named Most Academic. Most Likely to Succeed are Dylan Cole and Sloan Wilson. Jeremiah Baird and Reese Sojka are Most Athletic. Ashton Doris and Baylee Davis are Most School Spirited. Jay Burgin and Miranda Mellette were voted Friendliest. Blake Cooper and Salicia Trejo were named Funniest. Bryce Cook and Christina Young won Most Likely to Be Famous. Chase Cole and Hayley Tollett were voted Best All Around, and Glenn Star and Gabby Cooper are Mr. and Mrs. Band.
In other school news, congratulations are in order to South Cumberland Elementary’s boys and girls basketball teams. Both teams won the Cumberland County elementary tournaments after defeating the North Cumberland Patriots in the championship games. South Cumberland Varsity girls also won the James C. Haile tournament in Murfreesboro over the weekend, with the Junior Varsity team placing second.
Denver Broncos fans in Cumberland County weren’t happy after Sunday’s Super Bowl loss to the Seattle Seahawks. There was, however, one bright spot. Crossville native Stormi Henley was in one of the million dollar ads that ran during the big event. Stormi was in the Squarespace commercial. She was on the front row of a group of people in the ad which promoted Squarespace’s websites and domains. Stormi is a graduate of Cumberland County High School and a former Miss Teen USA.
The Tad Center is sponsoring a three-on-three basketball tournament on Saturday, March 1. The tourney will start at noon, and all ages are welcomed to participate. Team entry fee is only $20. Please call 456-2859 for more information or to get your team signed up.