Patterson graduated from the Naval Academy, earned his Navy Wings and spent the next 10 years flying SH-60F and HH-60H Seahawk helicopters. He returned to Tennessee in February 2012 and accepted a job flying for Air Evac Lifeteam out of Manchester.
Alumni of the school traditionally present the blazers during a school-wide chapel service. Director of Admissions Julie Harris '95 announced the seniors' names. George Huddleston '76 and Jack Bailey '72, both members of the alumni board, assisted the seniors into their blazers.
Parents, underclassmen, faculty and staff and guests attending visitors' day attended the event. Katie Wright, Wartrace, was among seniors receiving a blazer.