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Independent Appeal Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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McNairy County honors its brightest students By John Philleo News Editor

The McNairy County Board of Education honored 52 of its brightest students last Thursday during the 25th Annual Academic Awards Banquet. The banquet was the vision of former Independent Appeal staff and publisher, the late Bill Rail, and his wife, Betty Rail, who continues to work on the project to this day. Opening comments were made by Director of Schools Charlie Miskelly, followed by remarks from Asst. Director of Schools Dr. Brian Jackson, who coordinated the event. Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by the cafeteria staff before the awards were presented. Current Independent Appeal Publisher — and daughter of Bill and Betty Rail — Janet Rail commended the students and the educators for their hard work this year. She also presented Miskelly with an award for his years of dedication as the head of the county’s school system.

The school board also honored Janet Rail with an award for continuing the tradition of the Academic Awards banquet in the footsteps of her father. “We look forward to continuing this banquet for years to come,” Janet Rail said in closing. In his closing remarks, Miskelly told a funny joke about how he had the biggest shoes in the eighth grade, and his principal said that was because he was 18 years old. He then waxed serious and honored the children collectively one last time for their excellent work this year, on behalf of all the county’s educators. “I do commend these students here tonight for their accomplishments,” he said. “It is our privilege to serve them.” Miskelly expressed his determination to get up every morning and do his best for the children of McNairy County. George “D.J.” Norton was the guest speaker for the program. “Students, I encourage you to be mentally tough, prepare

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for adversity, and remember that perseverance is a virtue,” Norton said. “Education will be your vehicle to achieve your dreams. Without it you may not fail, but with it you will reach your destination.” Norton is a McNairy County native and graduate of Ramer Elementary School and McNairy Central High School. Norton graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a 4.0 GPA. He earned many honors while at UTM, and graduated as a University Scholar. He then went on to law school at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where he again earned many honors, including the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure and Trial Advocacy. After working for former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen; the Hon. Jon P. McCalla, Chief Federal Judge of the U.S. District Court in Memphis; and as an associate attorney with the Memphis law firm of Glassman, Edward,

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Independent Appeal Publisher Janet Rail presents Director of Schools Charlie Miskelly with an award for his dedicated service, during the 25th Annual Academic Awards Banquet last Thursday night.

Wade and Wyatt; Norton moved back to McNairy County in January 2010 and opened The Norton Law Offices. Norton has offices on Mulberry Street in Selmer and on N. Jefferson St. in Ripley. Of the 52 Academic Award

recipients, McNairy Central High School honored 12, Adamsville High School 8, Adamsville Junior High 8, Selmer Middle School 10, Ramer Elementary School 4; Michie Elementary School 5, and Bethel Springs

Elementary 5. Photos and short biographies of the students appear in the following pages, and the Independent Appeal applauds all these students and their educators for their achievements this year.

We salute the schools, students and faculty of McNairy County for their dedication to educational excellence. McNairy County Officials

Joanie Collins - Administrator of Elections Betty Ashe - Assessor of Property Ronnie Brooks - Circuirt Court Clerk Van McMahan - Circuit Court Judge Kim Harrison - Clerk & Master Ronnie Price - County Court Clerk Brian Dickey - Register of Deeds Harvey Neal Smith - Road Commissioner Guy Buck - Sheriff Charlie Miskelly - Superintendent of Schools Stanley Mitchell - Trustee

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How students are selected to receive awards From STAFF REPORTS

How are the students chosen? How many come from each school? What kind of scores on what subjects qualify a student to receive an academic award? There are many different criteria that are used in selecting the Academic Award honorees each year. There is a certain criteria used by the 8th grade principals and another criteria that determines the high school winners. Below is the criteria used in selecting students for the Academic Awards in both the junior high and high school levels. Guidelines for selecting 8th Grade Participants: Number of Participants Per School: Approximately 10% of 8th grade class Criteria for Selection: Adamsville Jr. High, Bethel Springs Elementary, Michie Elementary, Ramer

Elementary and Selmer Middle School will identify their top academic students from the 8th grade by using the following accomplishments:

*Advanced scores in Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies *Grade Point Average *Building Contests (Spelling Bee, Writing, Math, Science Fair, etc.) *Honor Roll, Principal’s List *ACT of 20 or higher in any area *Accelerated Reading *Writing Assessment *District, Regional, or State winners in any academic competition *Other areas as designated at the individual school level

The suggested list is NOT in order of priority. Guidelines for Selecting 12th Grade Participants: Number of Participants Per School: Adamsville High SchoolApproximately 8, McNairy Central-Approximately 12. Criteria for Selection: In order to fill the available slots, each high school can select honorees by using the following rank system. Principals will start from the top and continue until the available slots are filled. An individual can fill only one slot, regardless of the number of qualifications met. The school should only invite those students meeting the following guidelines: *PSAT National Merit Finalist

score of 1200 or higher

*Top GPA through seven semesters *Second highest GPA through seven semesters *PSAT National Merit Semi-Finalist *Regional first place winner for academic competition in Math, Science, Social Studies, Language, Foreign Language or Youth Senate (District) *Governor’s School participant--rank order taking seniors first. *Other CategoriesAdditional slots may be filled upon recommendation and approval of the building principal. Included in this category are students that scored 5 or 6 on the State Writing Test.

*ACT Composite Score of 30 or higher or SAT total

Compliments of

McNairy County Government Board of County Commissioners Kenneth Amerson Wilburn Ashe Steve Browder Billy Brown Neal Burks Fred Carroll Brenda Cauley

Stevie Clark Tammy Dillon Charlie Garrison Keith Jernigan Jeff Lipford Kevin Lipford David McCullar

James McNeil Troy Moore Jim Rickman Anthony Smith Jay Weatherford Stan Wheeler Carol Ann Woods Jai Templeton, McNairy County Mayor

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adamsville high school Andrew Aristorenas — Andrew is the son of Jonathan and Stephanie Aristorenas. Andrew is being recognized this evening for his ACT scores. He scored 26 in English, 30 in Math, 30 in reading, 29 in science, and had a composite score of 29. Andrew’s average is 98.85. He placed 4th in the 2011 Medical Math State Competition and he was a participant in the 2010 Pickwick Electric Company Leadership Summit. This year Andrew received the Plaque Award at AHS. He is a member of the Farmer’s and Merchant’s Bank Hall of Fame, the 2010-2011 senior class Salutatorian and he is graduating with an Honors Diploma. Lauren Barber — Lauren is the daughter of Richie and Rita Barber. Lauren holds the number 10 place in the 2010-2011 class. She has an average of 96.75. Lauren was awarded the 2010 Adamsville Youth Volunteer of the Year. She was a Pickwick Electric Writing Contest Winner, a state and national Agriculture Science Fair Winner. She received

the FFA Chapter Proficiency In Home and Community Development Award. Lauren received a Plaque Award at AHS and she is a member of the Farmer’s and Merchant’s Hall of Fame. Abby Dickey — Abbey is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Dickey. Abby is the 2010-2011 senior class Valedictorian, and Student of the Year in English, Math, and Science. Abby is being recognized this evening for her ACT scores. She made 34 in English, 29 in Math, 35 in Reading, 31 in Science, and had a composite of 32. Abby received the Plaque Award at AHS; she is a member of the Farmer’s and Merchant’s Hall of Fame and she has a 99.96 average. Abby placed 2nd in the DECA Regional Competition and she also received the DECA Junior Appreciation Award. She is graduating with an Honors Diploma and she has been accepted into Rhodes College Summer Writing Institute. Kathryn Feathers — Kathryn is the daughter of Kenneth and Cindy Feathers. She is being honored tonight for her ACT scores of 33

Staff Photo by John Philleo

Adamsville High School Academic Award recipients, front row, from left: Lauren Barber, Sarah Killingsworth, Kathryn Feathers, and Shiloh Shelton. Back row, Kameron McDaniel, Kevin Maness, Andrew Aristorenas, and Abby Dickey.

in English, 32 in Reading, 28 in Science, and a composite of 29. Kathryn is

ranked 4th in her graduating class with an average of 97.98. She is also a McNairy

County Youth Leadership Program Graduate and the 2009 Forensic Science

Student of the Year. Kathryn

See AHS, Page 5C

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From Page 4C won 3rd place in the 2010 Regional HOSA competition in Medical Reading and she received the Plaque Award at AHS. Kathryn will graduate with an Honors Diploma. Sarah Killingsworth — Sarah is the daughter of Steve and Anita Killingsworth. Sarah is being recognized for her ACT scores of 31 in English and 32 in Reading, and as Student of the Year in Social Studies. Sarah has received the Plaque Award at AHS and a graduate of the McNairy Regional Youth Alliance Leadership Program. She has an average of 97.16

and is number 8 in her graduating class. Sarah was the 2010 Pickwick Electric Writing Contest County Winner. Kevin Maness — Kevin is the son of Ronald and Lynn Maness. Kevin is being recognized this evening for his ACT scores. He scored 33 in English, 29 in Math, 32 in Reading, 27 in Science, and he had a 31 composite score. Kevin received the Plaque Award at AHS, is President of the National Art Honors Society, and he is graduating with an Honors Diploma. Kevin has an average of 96.67. Kameron McDaniel — Kameron is the son on Keith and LeAnne McDaniel.

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Kameron is being recognized for receiving a 31 in Reading on the ACT. Kameron is 3rd in his graduating class with an average of 98.55. He received the Plaque Award at AHS for being on the Principal’s List for 6 years. Kameron was a 4 time All-District Academic Winner in Football. Shiloh Shelton — Shiloh is the daughter of James and Lori Shelton. Shiloh is being recognized this evening for her ACT scores. She scored 30 in English, 32 in Reading, 27 in Science, and she has a composite score of 28. Shiloh has received the Plaque Award at AHS for being on the Principal’s List for 6 years.

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McNairy Central high school Anna Crabb – Anna is a senior at McNairy Central. She has a 4.0 GPA with an average of 99.68. Anna has an ACT composite score of 30 with a 32 in English, a 27 in Math, a 30 in Reading and a 29 in Science. She has the highest GPA after seven semesters. Anna plans to attend The University of Memphis in the fall and major in Business Economics. Anna is the daughter of Steve and Loria Crabb. Max Bradley – Max is a senior at McNairy Central. He has a 4.0 GPA with an average of 99.211. Max has an ACT composite score of 25 with a 25 in English, a 24 in Math, a 21 in Reading and a 29 in Science. He has the second highest GPA after seven semesters. Max plans to attend The University of Tennessee at Knoxville in the fall and major in Pre-Dentistry. Max is the son of David and Teresa Bradley. Andrew Christiansen – Andrew is a senior at McNairy Central. He has a 3.94 GPA with an average of 96.98. Andrew has an ACT composite score of 30 with a 28 in English, a 31 in Math, a 30 in Reading and a 29

in Science. He plans to attend The University of Minnesota in the fall and major in Computer Science. Andrew is the son of Linda Kline. Danielle Fuller – Danielle is a senior at McNairy Central. She has a 4.0 GPA with an average of 98.96. Danielle has an ACT composite score of 30 with a 32 in English, 28 in Math, 30 in Reading and a 30 in Science. She plans to attend The University of Tennessee at Martin in the fall and major in Biology. Danielle is the daughter of Billy and Paula Fuller. Courtney Brown – Courtney is a senior at McNairy Central. She has a 4.0 GPA with an average of 97.85. Courtney has an ACT composite score of 30 with a perfect score of 36 in English and Reading, a 24 in Math and a 27 in Science. She plans to attend Union University in the fall and major in Graphic Design. Courtney is the daughter of Traci Hornsby and Scotty Brown. Emily Hill – Emily is a senior at McNairy Central. She has a 4.0 GPA with an average of 98.37. Emily scored a perfect score of 6 on the TCAP

Staff Photo by John Philleo

McNairy High School Academic Award recipients, front row, from left: Meredith Jaggars, Danielle Fuller, Anna Crabb, Kelsey Hutson, and Cassandra Rogers. Back row, Jonathon Jones, Max Bradley, Courtney Brown, Emily Hill, Reed Cheshier, and Andrew Christiansen. Not pictured: Eric Purtteman.

Writing Assessment. She plans to attend The University of Tennessee at Knoxville in the fall and major in Pre-Med and Biology. Emily is the daughter

of Kelly and Tammie Hill. Cassandra Rogers – Cassie is a senior at McNairy Central. She has a 3.79 GPA with an average of 95.85.

Cassie has a 29 composite ACT score with a 30 in English, a 30 in Math, a 32 in Reading and a 25 in Science. She plans to attend The University

of Tennessee at Martin in the fall and major in Pre-Law and Business. She is the

See MCHS, Page 7C

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Henry, Wayne Keen, Leigh Ann Littlejohn, Andrea Mangrum, Floyd Mathenia, Ricky R. Mead, Randy Millman, Bob Millman, LaDonna

Mitchell, Jerry Moffett, Dennis M. Moore, Ted G. Narowetz, Louis Peeler, Dr. H.L. Redmon, Kevin Rickman, Jim Roy, Kevin

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Simmons, Patricia Simpson, Paul Smith, James P. Turner, Diana Jones Turner, Judy Vise, Sam Dean Weekly, Jeremy Youngblood, Jerry Dale

Proud to be serving the community for over 60 years.

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granddaughter of David and Donna Wiegard. Meredith Jaggars – Meredith is a senior at McNairy Central. She has a 3.96 GPA with an average of 98.1. Meredith has a 29 composite ACT score with a 35 in English, a 21 in Math, a 34 in Reading and a 27 in Science. She plans to attend The University of Tennessee at Martin in the fall and major in Business. Meredith is the daughter of David and Tammie Jaggars. Eric Purtteman – Eric is a senior at McNairy Central. He has a 3.92 GPA with an

average of 96.92. Eric has an ACT composite score of 29 with a 26 in English, a 33 in Math, a 27 in Reading, and a 29 in Science. He plans to attend The University of Tennessee at Martin in the fall and major in Architecture or Engineering. Eric is the son of Mark and Tammy Purtteman. Kelsey Hutson – Kelsey is a senior at McNairy Central. She has a 3.94 GPA with an average of 97.44. Kelsey has an ACT composite score of 28 with a 31 in English, a 24 in Math, a 30 in Reading and a 27 in Science. She plans to attend The University of Tennessee at Martin in the fall and major in Biology. Kelsey is the daughter of Eddy and Amy Hutson.

ACADEMIC AWARDS 2011 Jonathon Jones – Jonathon is a senior at McNairy Central. He has a 3.71 GPA with an average of 95.76. Jonathon has an ACT composite score of 28 with a 26 in English, a 29 in Math, a 33 in Reading and a 25 in Science. He plans to attend The University of Tennessee at Knoxville in the fall and major in Pre-Med. Jonathon is the son of Michele Jones and Michael Jones. Reed Cheshier – Reed is a junior at McNairy Central. He is the area winner for the Pickwick Electric Essay Contest. Reed has been awarded an all expense paid trip to Washington DC this summer. He is the son of Jack and Molly Cheshier.

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adamsville jr. high school Brandon Bernier — Brandon is the son of Chris and Michelle Bernier. Brandon is being recognized this evening for his Explore Test and TCAP test scores. He scored Advanced in all four subject areas of the TCAP test. Brandon also scored 23 in English, 21 in Math, 21 in Science and had a composite score of 21 on the Explore Test. Brandon has been on the Principal’s List all three quarters this year. Shadden Busse — Shadden is the son of Jon and Rachel Busse. Shadden is being recognized this evening for scoring Advanced in all four subject areas of the TCAP test. Shadden also scored 24 in English, 22 in math, 23 in Reading, 22 in Science, and had a composite score of 23 on the Explore test. He received the First Year Letter Award at the school’s academic awards banquet. Summer Hancock — Summer is the daughter of David and Paula Hancock. Summer is being recognized this evening for her scores on the Explore test and TCAP test. Her Explore test scores were 20 in English, 19 in Math, 19 in Reading, 22 in Science and she had a composite of 20. Summer scored Advanced in all subject areas of the TCAP test. She is currently serving as Junior

Beta Club President and she also received the 2nd Year Bronze Award at AHS. Kerby Harville — Kerby is the son of Jerry and Carol Harville. Kerby is being recognized this evening for his test scores on the Explore Test and the TCAP test. Kerby scored 20 in English, 21 in Reading, 22 in Science and had a composite score of 20 on the Explore Test. Kerby scored Advanced in three subject areas on the TCAP Test. Kerby received the 2nd Year Bronze Award at AHS. Dylan Johnston — Dylan is the son of Shane and Melinda Johnston. Dylan is being recognized this evening for his Explore Test scores and his TCAP test scores. His Explore Test scores are 25 in English, 23 in Reading, 22 in Science, and a composite score of 22. Dylan scored Advanced in all subject areas on the Staff Photo by John Philleo TCAP test. He also received the 2nd Adamsville Jr. High School Academic Award recipients, front row, from left: Dylan Johnston, Year Bronze Award at AHS. Tanner Liddy — Tanner is the Summer Hancock, Brandon Bernier, Dakota Sellers, and Tanner Liddy. Not pictured: Shadden son of John and Carolyn Liddy. Busse, Kerby Harville, and Megan Thomas. Tanner is being recognized this eve- areas of the TCAP test and he also scores. Dakota scored 22 in English Thomas. Megan is being recognized ning for his scores on the Explore received the 2nd Year Bronze Award and 20 in Science. Dakota had this evening for her Explore Test Test and TCAP test. Tanner scored at AHS. a composite score of 20 and he scores. Megan scored 22 in English, 25 in English, 24 in Math, 21 in Dakota Sellers — Dakota is received the 2nd Year Bronze Award 23 in Reading, 20 in Science. Her Reading, 22 in Science, and a com- the son of Wendy Miller and Steven at AHS. composite score is 21. Megan posite score of 23 on the Explore Sellers. Dakota is being recognized Megan Thomas — Megan is received the 2nd Year Bronze Award Test. He scored Advanced in all this evening for his Explore Test the daughter of Kevin and Tammy this year at AHS.

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selmer middle school Andrew Atkinson — Andrew is the son of Kelly and Ron Atkinson. Andrew scored Advanced on Reading/Language Arts TCAP and Science TCAP. He scored 22 on the Explore Test in English and Science. He has been on the Selmer Middle School Honor Roll several times throughout the year. Kassy Brush — Kassy is the daughter of Kevin Brush and Kim Burkeen. Kassy scored Advanced on the Social Studies portion of the 2010 TCAP. Kassy had the top score at Selmer Middle School on English for the Explore Test. She scored a 6 on the TCAP Writing Test, and has been on the Principal’s List and Honor Roll several times this year. Kassy’s overall average at the end of first semester was 96.2. Jacob Cox — Jacob is the son of Wendy and Jason Cox. Jacob scored Advanced on the Social Studies TCAP Test. He scored 20 on the Explore Science test. Jacob has been on the Principal’s List several times this year.

Caleb Kennedy — Caleb is the son of Lisa and Craig Kennedy. Caleb scored Advanced on the TCAP Social Studies Test and a 21 on Explore Science Test. Caleb has been on the Selmer Middle School Honor Roll several times throughout the year. Lincoln Mitchell — Lincoln is the son of Julie and Wayne Mitchell of Selmer, Tennessee. Lincoln scored Advanced on the 2010 Science and Social Studies TCAP. On the Explore Test, he scored 21 for both the English and Reading Exams. Lincoln has been on the Honor Roll several times this year. Chase Smith — Chase is the son of Regina and Darren Smith. Chase scored Advanced on TCAP Reading/ Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. On the Explore Test, he was the top Selmer Middle School student in math with a score of 23. Chase also scored a 23 in English on the Explore Test. He scored 5 out of 6 on the TCAP Writing Exam. Chase has been on the

Principal’s List every quarter this year. Chase’s overall average at the end of first semester was 99.6. Sarah Stanfield-Sarah is the daughter of Teresa and Jarrell Stanfield. Sarah scored Advanced on the TCAP Social Studies Test. She also scored a 21 on the Reading Section of the Explore Test, and 5 out of 6 on the TCAP Writing Exam. Sarah has been on the Honor Roll or Principal’s List several times this year. Her overall average at the end of the first semester was 96.2. Mary Anna Tucker — Mary Anna is the daughter of Vanillife and Steve Tucker of Selmer, Tennessee. Mary Anna scored Advanced on the 2010 TCAP in Reading/ Language Arts and Social Studies; and a 5 on the TCAP Writing Assessment. She scored 21 in Reading on the Explore Test. Mary Anna has been on the Honor Roll several times this year. Her overall average at the end of the first semester was 94. Alex Weatherford — Alex is the son of Dana and Jon Weatherford. Alex scored

Staff Photo by John Philleo

Selmer Middle School Academic Award recipients, front row, from left: Andrew Atkinson, Mary Anna Tucker, Sarah Stanfied, Alex Weatherford, Cody Woodruff, and Lincoln Mitchell. Back row, Chase Smith, Jacob Cox, and Caleb Kennedy. Not pictured: Kassy Brush.

Advanced on the Reading/ Language Arts portion of the TCAP and advanced on the Social Studies segment. On the Explore Test, Alex scored 22 in Science. His overall

average at the end of the first semester was 95.4. Alex has been on the Selmer Middle School Honor Roll several times this year. Cody Woodruff —

Cody is the son of Carolyn Moore and Jason Woodruff. Cody scored Advanced in

See SMS, Page 10C

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From Page 9C Math, Science, and Social Studies on the 2010 TCAP. On the Explore Test, Cody’s scores were the highest at Selmer Middle School in Science with a 23 and on the Total Composite Score with a 22. Additional scores on the Explore Test for Cody was a 21 in English, 22 in Math, and a 21 in Reading. On the TCAP Writing Assessment, Cody scored a 5 out of 6.

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Bethel School Matthew Kiestler — Matthew is the son of Jackie and Brenda Kiestler of Bethel Springs. He scored in the Advanced level on the TCAP area of Social Studies. Matthew is consistently on the Honor Roll and Principal’s list. He scored a 21 in Reading on the Explore test and has a grade point average of 96.5 thus far. Dalton Whitley — Dalton is the son of Lee Whitley and the late Denise Whitley of Selmer. He scored at the Advanced level in both Math and Science on the TCAP test last year. He is consistently on the Principal’s list and a member of the Beta Club. Dalton scored a 20 on the Explore test in the area of Science. He has a grade point average of 98.8 thus far. He was also nominated for the Matt Graham Scholarship award. He has been nominated for the National Youth Leaders Conference. China Klene — China is the daughter of Daniel and Cherri Stephens of

Bethel Springs. China scored at the Advanced level in Social Studies on the TCAP test last year. She is consistently on the Honor Roll and a member of the Beta Club. China has a grade point average of 93.3 so far. Jeffrey Reed — Jeffrey is the son of Charles and Xianzhen Reed. He scored on the Advanced level in Science and Social Studies on the TCAP given last year. He is consistently on the Honor Roll. Jeffrey is an avid reader and has accumulated 230 Accelerated Reader points this school year.

Bethel Springs School Academic Award recipients, front row, from left: Dalton Whitley, Nicole Ayres, China Klene and Jeffery Reed. Not pictured: Matthew Kiestler. Staff Photo by John Philleo

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Michie School ShiAnne Lambertus — ShiAnne is the daughter of Betty and Edward Lambertus. She has been on the honor roll or principal’s list consistently the past two years and had advanced scores in Social Studies on the TCAP last year. Her grade point average for junior high is 92%. ShiAnne is an outstanding student that had great success on the 8th grade EXPLORE test. She is being recognized for her English score of 21, a reading score of 25 with a composite of 21. Lily Nixon — Lily is the daughter of Jana and Randy Nixon. She has an excellent grade point average of 96.6 % for her 7th and 8th grade years and will be recognized as an honor graduate next month. She has consistently been on the honor roll or principal’s list throughout her time at Michie School. She had advanced scores in Social Studies on the TCAP last year, and is being recognized for her EXPLORE test scores of 22 in math, 21 in reading, and 22 in Science

with a composite of 21. Makena Parrish — Makena is the daughter of Memory and Randy Parrish. She is a great student at Michie School and has excelled in all academic areas. She is consistently on the principal’s list and has a grade point average from junior high of 97.9%. She has been nominated for the Matt Graham Scholarship and will be recognized as the valedictorian of her 8th grade class next month at graduation. Makena is being honored this evening for scoring advanced on TCAP in the areas of Math and Reading. Shelby Ragan — Shelby is the daughter of Jill and Mike Ragan. She is an outstanding student and has consistently been on the honor roll or principal’s list since third grade. She has a grade point average of 95.8% from seventh and eighth grade and will be recognized as an honor graduate next month. She is being recognized for her advanced scores in reading and science on

Staff Photo by John Philleo

Michie School Academic Award recipients, front row, from left: ShiAnne Lambertus, Lily Nixon, Destini Ross, Shelby Ragan and Makena Parrish.

TCAP last year. Destini Ross — Destini is the daughter of Christine Ross. She has had great suc-

cess at Michie School academically and has a grade point average of 93.8%. She has often been on the honor

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Ramer School Trudy Berryman — Trudy is the daughter of Anthony and Paige Berryman. She scored advanced in reading/language arts, math, and social studies portions of the TCAP tests. Trudy’s ACT EXPLORE test showed scores of 23 in English, 21 in math, and 20 in science with a composite score of 21. Consistently on the Principal’s List or Honor Roll, Trudy is a member of the Junior Beta Club and has been named as the top female student of the 8th grade class with a 95.95 grade point average. At this time, Trudy has 106.6 A.R. Points. Ian Jobe — Ian is the son of Brad and Vonda Jobe. He scored a 20 in English, a 22 in math, a 21 in reading, and a 22 in science for a composite score 21 on the ACT EXPLORE test. On the TCAP test, Ian was advanced in social studies. Ian is named to the Principal’s List or Honor Roll each nine weeks and has been a member of the Junior

Beta Club since the 6th grade. Ian, a 4-H S.T.A.R., was a district winner of the 4-H Public Speaking Contest and was a member of the 8th grade champion Clover Bowl team. His current academic average is 97.36, and he has accumulated 372.1 AR points during this school year. Nathan Mizell — Nathan is the son of Lee Ann Locke and Mark Mizell. Nathan was the only Ramer 7th grade student to score advanced in all four areas of his TCAP test in 2010. Since his enrollment at Ramer in the 7th grade, he has been named to the Honor Roll or Principal’s List for six grading periods. Nathan has an overall average of 95.07, is a member of the Junior Beta Club, and currently has 133.6 AR points. Max Sellers — Max is the son of Cindy and Chris Sellers. His TCAP results showed advanced in reading/language arts, math, and social studies. His composite score of 22 on the

Staff Photo by John Philleo

Ramer School Academic Award recipients, front row, from left: Ian Jobe, Trudy Berryman, and Max Sellers. Not pictured: Nathan Mizzell.

ACT EXPLORE revealed a score of 21 in English, 23 in math, 21 in reading, and 22 in science, placing him in

the 98th percentile overall. Max, who is a member of the Junior Beta Club, is a regular name on the Principal’s

List or Honor Roll with an academic average of 96.57 and has accumulated 138.2 AR points. Max served as

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Wishing You the Very Best in the Future!

Smith Metals Co. Inc. 144 Bethesda Purdy Rd. • Selmer, TN

731-645-6363

Keep America Beautiful By Recycling

James Smith - Owner

Congratulations to all of McNairy County’s

2011 Academic Achievers! From

500 Industrial Park Drive Selmer, TN 38375 Phone: (800) 264-6457 (731) 645-4972 Fax: (731)645-4810

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CCongratulations ongrattullattions ttoo aall ll tthe he 2011 academic award winners

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Congratulations to all of McNairy County’s Academic Achievers! From

Steve Sweat Body Shop Hwy 64 E. Selmer, TN 38375

731-645-7034

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Congratulations

to all of McNairy County’s Academic Achievers!

Larry Raines, Broker

(731) 645-7770 Highway 45 South • P.O. Box 387 Selmer, TN 38375

Moore Veterinary Clinic Congratulations to all the 2011 academic award winners

3052 Main Street Bethel Springs, TN

934-4355

Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Sat. 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

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The McNairy County Academic Awards Banquet was a time for students to reflect on their accomplishments. Aqua Glass would like to join parents during this proud moment and pay tribute to these students for such outstanding success in academics.

P.O. Box 412 Adamsville, TN 38310 (731) 632-0911

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McNAIRY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

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GOOD WORK! Congratulations to all award winning students!

PRIME CARE MEDICAL CENTER Selmer

731-645-7932

Dr. Jim King Dr. Andrew Eason Dr. Tim Linder Dr. Ryan Bartz Laquita Bain, FNP Sherry Moore, FNP

Adamsville

731-632-3383 Dr. Mike Smelser Dr. John Vinson Dr. Ryan Bartz Sherry Moore, FNP

Henderson

731-989-2174 Dr. Jim King Dr. Tim Linder Dr. Brian McCarver Cindy Jones, FNP

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Congratulations on your Academic Achievements

109 North Third Street Selmer, Tennessee 38375 Telephone: (731) 645-9557

Moore Brothers Towing & Recovery, INC. 145 Moore Lane • Selmer , TN 38375

1-800-748-9428

Donnie 731-610-0893

1-731-645-3933

Trey 731-610-6687

Wayne 731-645-1687

"No Hill Too Steep, No Ditch Too Deep" West Tennessee's Newest Heavy Duty Wrecker Service

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Paul Fisher Oil, Inc. is proud to be an advocate of the McNairy County School System. We are glad to be a part of the Academic Awards Banquet to honor students for academic excellence.

Paul Fisher Oil, Inc. Hwy. 45 South

PO Box 268

Selmer, TN

(731) 645-3616

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Pickwick Electric Cooperative is committed to supporting the youth in McNairy County Schools by participating in the Annual Youth Leadership Summit, the Washington Youth Tour Writing Contest, and other youth programs.

Washington Youth Tour winners from Adamsville Jr/Sr High Washington Youth Tour winners from McNairy Central High School School are: Hunter Sagely, Chelsea Franks, Bethany Long, are: from left, front row, Lindsey Young, Brittany Kesley and Lydia Hickman. Back row, Dakota Chandler, Emily Kennedy and Reed Alyssa Finley, Mycaela Smith and Alex Greer. Cheshier.

PICKWICK ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE 645-3411 • 632-3333 • 1-800-372-8258 www.pickwickec.com

Beverly Lambert, PEC director of member relations and students Tucker Robinson and Chelsea Franks visited the state capitol during the 2011 Youth Leadership Summit sponsored by Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association and Pickwick Electric Cooperative.

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Congratulations Award Winners! PAUL SIMPSON General Practice of Law

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IMPSON & IMPSON

ROSS MITCHELL General Practice of Law

Social Security Disability Claims • Divorce • Criminal • Wills • Deeds No Attorney Fee On Social Security Claims Unless Benefits Are Recovered Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm • Closed Wednesday afternoon 108 North Third Street, Selmer

731-645-3366 Not Certified As Civil or Criminal Trial Specialist By The TN Commission On Continuing Legal Education And Specialization

Shackelford Funeral Directors 160 Cypress Avenue Selmer, Tennessee Telephone: (731) 645-3481

Congratulates all 2011 Academic Award Winners

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We believe that honoring students for academic excellence is one of the most important activities in McNairy County. We are proud to join hands with honored students across this great county to say congratulations and keep up the good work in the classroom. May the ‘Lamp of Learning’ continue to shine ...

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It is our hope and dream that the glow in today’s

“Lamp of Learning”

will be tomorrow’s radiance for academic excellence.

Proud to be a sponsor of the McNairy County Academic Awards Banquet for the 25th straight year!

Full Service Bank

MEMBER FDIC

www.bancorpsouth.com


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