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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Central names top CTE students (05/29/16)
Shelbyville Central High School has named its Career and Technical Education Students of the Year: Jordan Barnett and Jackson Smith. Jordan Barnett has been a four-year member of Health Occupational Clubs of America (HOSA) serving as secretary and president. She has coordinated a Red Cross Blood Drive twice a year the past two school years and received the Barbara James Service HOSA Award for having 200+ volunteer hours in 2016...
Central FFA completes in dairy, livestock judging (05/29/16)
On April 12, the Bedford County FFA Chapter of Shelbyville Central High School traveled to Cookeville to compete in the FFA Regional Livestock and Dairy Judging Events. ...
Students earn industry certification (05/29/16)
The Bedford County Department of Education recognizes the importance of providing its high school students with early post-secondary opportunities (EPSOs). EPSOs can take the form of; dual credit courses, dual enrollment courses, advanced placement (AP) courses and industry certifications. The district is working to increase availability of EPSOs to assist students as they transition from high school into post-secondary schools and careers...
Bedford County Honor Rolls -- May 29, 2016 (05/29/16)
Principal's List Fifth Grade Santana Alexander, Christopher Brown, Weston Burnett, Mackenzie Carrion, Robert Clanton, Zachary Cope, Bridgett Evans, Ashton Fields, Ava Foulk, Thomas Gentry, Nia Hiles, Connor Huie, Macy Legate, Ava Markham, Colin Nash, Micheal Olive, Avery Petersen, Dakota Phillips, Sandra Rojas-Machado, Leah Zeiler...
Valedictorians and Salutatorians (05/29/16)
Matthew is the son of Donald and Christy Baldwin of Bell Buckle. He attended the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts and was a Boys State delegate. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Jazz Band, Concert Band, and a five-year member of the Marching Band. ...
Webb hosts eighth-grade graduation (05/27/16)
Middle School students from The Webb School came together for a special ceremony on May 13. The event included the presentation of traditional and special awards, a declamation contest and the eighth grade graduation. Seven Bedford County students, Anna Allison, Charlee Davis, Olivia Greer, Noah Jolley, Allison LeMaster, Kat Pugh and Lily Walker, were among the eighth-graders honored...
Changes ahead for adult education (05/26/16)
The woman who has been executive director of adult education in Bedford and two other counties reported on dramatic changes to the way the program is organized during a report Wednesday morning to Shelbyville Rotary Club. Until 2013, each county in Tennessee could manage its own adult education program. In 2013, the programs were consolidated by the state, and Bedford County's program won a contract to manage a three-county area consisting of Bedford, Coffee and Warren counties...
Barton wins Lynch art award (05/26/16)
Davin Lynch was a fifth grade student at Southside Elementary from kindergarten until Christmas break 2015, his fifth grade year, when he was killed in a traffic accident. Davin was so passionate about art that the Davin Lynch Memorial Art Award was set up in his memory...
Cascade sewage service unsure (05/25/16)
Architect John Davis told Bedford County Financial Management Committee on Tuesday that he has met with engineers representing the Town of Bell Buckle but hasn't yet gotten a final answer on whether or not the town can or will provide sewer service to the new Cascade High School...
Celebrate College Savings Day by visiting science center (05/25/16)
This Sunday, May 29, the TNStars College Savings 529 Program is teaming up with Adventure Science Center. May 29 has been nationally recognized as 529 College Savings Day, a way to raise awareness of the importance of saving early for college while your child is still young. TNStars is celebrating by offering fun family deals at venues around the state and extra incentives to help families save more...
Webb dedicates Residential Village (05/25/16)
Webb's Residential Village -- two dorms and a student center -- was dedicated on April 29. Meadows Hall is on the left, and Wendel Haynes Hall is on the right, with the student center between them. Phil Coop, a 1966 graduate, member of board of trustees, former chair and Moving Our Tradition Forward campaign co-chair, announces that fundraising is under way to name the student center in honor of Dorothy Elkins, standing at right.The Webb School's newly completed Residential Village, Phase I -- a $5.4 million project that includes two dorms and a student center -- was dedicated on April 29 during the school's 2016 annual reunion. ...
MTSU pilot retraces historic flight (05/24/16)
Middle Tennessee State University senior Collin McDonald of Carthage left Murfreesboro last Thursday to begin a monthlong adventure that eventually will take him on a cross-country journey that follows that of aviation pioneer Cal Rodgers more than 100 years ago...
Hot dog! Viking Valors have a little fun (05/22/16)
Community Elementary students participate in the School Wide Positive Behavior Supports program throughout the school year. The program encourages positive behaviors and minimizing negative behaviors. Various rewards are offered through the use of Viking Vouchers, given when students display behaviors that support Viking Values, which include being respectful, responsible, and ready each day...
Students upcycle parts to build boats (05/20/16)
Whatever floats your boat -- for science students at The Webb School it was plastic water bottles and milk jugs, 55-gallon plastic barrels, wooden furniture and cardboard. These were some of the "upcycled" materials used to construct boats for the "Whatever Floats Your Boat" project in Pamela Seals' Advanced Placement Environmental Science class...
Community kindergarten celebrates (05/20/16)
Community's class of 2028 wowed the crowd in its "We're All in This Together" themed kindergarten celebration last Thursday. Just one day before their own graduation, 12 members of the Class of 2016 helped to open the show. A team huddle at center court of the Community Middle gymnasium was a fitting start as 108 kindergarteners displayed their new abilities through song and dance before a joyful crowd...
Imagination Library gets added help (05/19/16)
Bedford County Imagination Library met the fund-raising challenge issued to it by an unpublicized donor, and has received a matching contribution. Imagination Library, the local affiliate of the worldwide program founded by entertainer Dolly Parton, sends children a free book each month from birth to age five, a total of 60 books. ...
State selects new testing firm (05/19/16)
The Tennessee Department of Education has brought in industry titan Pearson to score the troubled TNReady year-end tests in an $18.5 million emergency contract. "This will include scoring high school End of Course exams, Part I grade 3--8 tests, and any completed Part II grade 3--8 exams," according to a department press release. "High school score reports, as well as grade 3--8 raw data, will be shared in fall 2016 as we have previously communicated."...
Local MTSU student will intern in Middle East (05/19/16)
Peter Roldan of Shelbyville is among 11 Middle Tennessee State University students who received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship this year. Gilman scholarships are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Applicants must be federal Pell Grant recipients in order to apply. Students chosen as Gilman scholars can receive up to $5,000 toward study-abroad or internship expenses...
No transgender requests received by local school system (05/18/16)
Bedford County schools have not received any requests for restroom accommodations by students who identify as transgender, Superintendent Don Embry said Tuesday. "Quite frankly, it's created quite a firestorm all across the country," he said. The firestorm has not directly touched the local school system, he said. ...
Spring concert (05/17/16)
The Motlow State Community College music department recently came together to present three performances at the college's annual Spring Concert on the Moore County campus. The brass ensemble, vocal ensemble and community jazz ensemble provided music which covered a variety of genres. Pictured here, Motlow student Joshlynne Williams performs PINKZEBRA'S "We Can Dream." She is accompanied by Motlow student Christopher Smith on piano, and local musicians Kyle Copeland on drums, Charlie Vining on bass and John Cook on guitar.
SCHS Class of 1966 seeks missing members (05/17/16)
The Shelbyville Central High School Class of 1966 is planning its 50th reunion and needs help in finding some classmates. The classmates are: Barry Anderson; Fred Anderson; Barbara Baker; Tony Collins; Faye Blantonn; Tony Collins; Wayne Cook; Gerald Crabtree; Nancy Dodson; Carolyn Douglas; Jimmy Douglas; Andy Herring; Joy Johnson; Mike Kirk; Jo Nell Lee; Carolyn Patricia Long; Dwight Lowery; Judy McCarty; James Mooningham; Billy Wayne Moore; David Owens; Jackie Perry; Marilyn Rackley; James Seagrist; Buddy Vaughn; Florence Kay Ward; Ted Ward; David Warf; Carolyn Watkins; Edna Williams; and Danny Wilson.. ...
Class of 2016 graduates (05/15/16)
Bedford County high schools held graduation ceremonies Friday night and Saturday at Calsonic Arena. From left, Shelbyville Central graduates Chris McClean, Centa Muse, Tynel Murray, Odarius Davis and Isaiah Woodard await Saturday's graduation ceremony. (T-G Photo by David Melson)...
Shelbyville mom among three scholarship recipients (05/15/16)
Three women who juggle family and academic responsibilities while pursuing their collegiate goals will receive full tuition for one semester from MTSU's June S. Anderson Foundation. Organizers awarded the scholarships to the trio, all seniors at MTSU, at a May 11 luncheon at B. McNeel's restaurant in Murfreesboro...
MTSU master's degree (05/15/16)
Amber Russell Overcast graduated from Shelbyville Central in 2009, received her bachelor's degree in business administration (cum laude) from Middle Tennessee State University in 2012, and just graduated with a master's degree in business administration from MTSU May 6. Her parents are Charles and Angela Russell of Shelbyville. Her grandmother is Clara Macie Russell of Farmington. Her late grandparents are Clayton Russell (Farmington), William "Nick" Nichols (Unionville), and Annette Haley Nichols (Shelbyville). Overcast has taken a new position as a business planning/strategy professional at Education Networks of America in Nashville. She and husband, Mark, reside in Murfreesboro. (Submitted photo)
DKG observes Founder's Day (05/15/16)
The Beta Nu Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International gathered on May 7 at Urban Plantation to observe Founder's Day of the professional educator's society. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society is an organization in which membership is extended by invitation to exemplary women educators. Dr. Elaine Alexander, Xi State Membership chairwoman from Murfreesboro, presented...
Show-stoppers at Learning Way

Learning Way Elementary held a talent show May 12 for the departing fifth graders to show off their performance skills for their younger schoolmates. A few teachers also performed, non-competitively. Miggie Guo won first place in the contest for...

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