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Crossville Post 163 of The American Legion recently presented an overdue Boys State Governor’s Plaque to CCHS graduate Trevor Parsons. Trevor was elected Governor of Boys State in Tennessee in 2019. Trevor’s brother, Logan Parsons, also a CCHS graduate, was elected Governor in 2013, and has …

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In the week before winter break, Summershea Shadden’s sixth-grade English and Language Arts classes at North Cumberland Elementary prepared gingerbread houses to celebrate the season. The students used different types of candy to decorate their festive abodes.

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FFA members from Cumberland County High School faced their fears of public speaking and competed in the FFA Conduct of Chapter Meeting and Parliamentary Procedure Highland Rim District Contests hosted by Cumberland County FFA. Ten freshmen competed in the FFA Conduct of Chapter Meeting Conte…

Stone Memorial High School English teacher Rachel Martin has had her Senior English classes reading a Vietnam War novel. She invited several military veteran guest speakers to visit her classes as part of this instructional unit and in honor of Veterans Day. The guest speakers included Bob B…

Throughout November, the Student Council at North Cumberland Elementary held a Fall Food Drive for the Good Samaritans of Cumberland County. Together, the school collected 1,000 food items and raised $1,031.21. The club is sponsored by eighth-grade history teacher Debra Stout.

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At the recent Stone Elementary School Veterans Day program, three students were awarded cash prizes for writing essays on patriotism. 

Easton Melton, above, enjoys the Thanksgiving dinner prepared by the Homestead Elementary cafeteria staff, at left. The school thanks the cafeteria staff for preparing and serving a wonderful Thanksgiving lunch. The school welcomed more than 400 guests to eat lunch with the students.  Thank …

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On Oct. 2, the Stone Memorial High School and Cumberland County High School FFA chapters hosted their inaugural Fall Farm Day. This event was sponsored by many local businesses and raised money for student travels throughout the school year. With over 500 people attending, the event was a gr…

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Crab Orchard Elementary recently celebrated World School Milk Day.

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This year the students were asked to write an essay called “How Can I Be a Good American.” The National VFW and Crab Orchard VFW have been sponsoring this event for decades and they are proud of the students’ participation and the help from the school’s teachers. 

 

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The Lake Tansi Exchange Club presented Brown Elementary Principal Stephanie Speich with copies of the U.S. Constitution for all the middle school students and donated toward the school’s Books and Blankets drive. 

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Each year, the national FFA organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. 

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Frank P. Brown Elementary School is honored and humbled to have the privilege to recognize the nation’s heroes at its Veterans Day Program on Nov. 11. Brown Elementary School students, staff and faculty is grateful for the selfless service of the country’s veterans, but also for their contin…

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October was full of celebrations at Stone Elementary. The school was able to host their Fall Festival and they had their first Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) reward field trips. They also had their first nine weeks’ awards program and led the Pledge of Allegiance at a BOE meeting.

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Retired U.S. Army Col. Dr. Gary Goff, former president of Roane State, will be the keynote speaker on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, during a ceremony at 11 a.m. in front of the community college’s O’Brien Building on the Roane County Campus.

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Justin Gibson’s seventh-grade STEM class made index card towers. The goal was to build a tower out of index cards. For the first round, students built the towers without talking. The next round, they didn’t talk and used only their left hands. The third round, students didn’t talk and only o…

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Brown Elementary celebrated their favorite book characters at the fall Book Fair in October. Families enjoyed the after school family reading night. Many students, teachers, and staff participated in the book character dress-up day during the week-long reading centered event.

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Cumberland County High School student Tyler Hall has been named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Stone Elementary teachers now have a designated space for relaxation and self-care. They call it the “Zen Den.” Recent studies have shown that teachers have a tougher job than ever before and are feeling the stress of added responsibilities due to the pandemic. Across the state and nation, s…

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Dan Bailey, head of schools, New Colossus Academy, was presented with a framed portrait of George Washington on Sept. 1. The portrait was presented by The Crab-Orchard Chapter, NSDAR of Crossville.

A total of 134 students enrolled at Tennessee College of Applied Technology Crossville were recognized for having an “A” average for the summer term. Transcripts reflect scores in three areas including classroom, shop and work ethic. 

Cumberland Medical Center recently participated in Covenant Health’s “white coat ceremony” at the Knoxville Convention Center for medical students from Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM). The ceremony serves as a way to welcome the next generation…

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The Stone Memorial High School FFA Livestock Judging Team placed first at the Tennessee State Fair Open Livestock Judging Contest. Team members include, from left, Bella Moore, Gracie Iles, Thomas James, Brodie Lowe and Braden Webb. In individual honors, Brodie Lowe was first high individual…

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The Stone Memorial High School FFA travelled to Gatlinburg this summer to attend the 93rd Annual Tennessee FFA State Convention. Over 3,000 FFA members and advisors gather each year at the Gatlinburg Convention Center to participate in four days full of workshops, sessions, and Career and Le…

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The Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Crossville recently received an $80,000 donation to its scholarship fund from the estate of Bonzella Cook, who served as the director of nursing at the school when she retired in 1998.

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Sophie Helton of the Stone Memorial High School FFA Chapter was named the Tennessee FFA state treasurer at the 93rd Annual Tennessee FFA State Convention held in Gatlinburg. Helton was chosen from more than 15 state officer candidates and will embark on a whirlwind leadership journey through…

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The Cumberland County FFA Chapter of Crossville traveled to Gatlinburg this spring to attend the 93rd Annual Tennessee FFA State Convention. Over 3,000 FFA members and advisors gather each year at the Gatlinburg Convention Center to participate in four days full of workshops, sessions and ca…

On May 1, 17 Children of Crossville Chamber Orchestra students participated in Solo and Ensemble, bringing home a total of 32 Superior ratings. They performed solos, trios, quartets and quintets. They performed classical, pop and jazz tunes. 

The annual Blue Bash celebration for rising Cumberland County High School freshmen and their parents will be held Tuesday, July 27. Registration for student activities begins in the gym lobby at 1:15 p.m., with student events beginning in the gym promptly at 2 p.m. Parents can register betwe…

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Cumberland County High School held their first car show on June 5 in the school parking lot. The show was a fundraiser for the Lady Jets soccer team. Plateau Corvette Club members attended to show their support for the team. Over 93 custom and hot rod cars were in attendance. The school is c…

Several talented students at Cumberland County High School won national honors on the Grand Concours National French Exam this year. Jade Laws, Tay Shultz, Paige Grenz and Melea Weingarten earned Le Certificat d’Honneur, signifying that their scores were in the top third of scores nationwide.

New Colossus Academy would like to thank everyone who came out on Saturday, April 3 to the “Let’s Raise Some Dough” drive thru donut fundraiser both in Crossville and in Fairfield Glade.

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As FRA Branch 294 closes out its 2021 Americanism Essay and scholarship recipient campaign, they wish to recognize its final Americanism Essay winner whose theme this year was “The Bill of Rights and Me.” This year’s winning seventh-grader, hailing from Pleasant Hill Elementary School, is Ka…

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