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GOOD HEALTH IN HEART MONTH Simple scan for arterial blockage may save lives, identify problems. Page 11

READERS SHARE THEIR LOVE Your photos and stories melted our hearts. Happy Valentine’s Day from your dedicated Weekly team. Pages 4-5

Collierville Weekly GERMANTOWN

Manuel allays teacher fears Educators can stay at current schools By Jennifer Pignolet pignolet@commercialappeal.com 901-529-2372

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Krista and Josh Robinson met while in college at the University of Memphis, but it was a tragic fall for Krista during a cheerleading practice that ultimately brought them together. The couple, now married for ive years, are co-owners of PT Squared Physical Therapy on the square in Collierville.

LOVE STORY

Determined love Near-fatal accident turns into true love for Collierville couple

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ove at irst sight? Maybe not, but theirs is a heartfelt journey that takes two young college students on a path where two hearts fall and grow as one. Josh Robinson met his wife, Krista Parks Robinson, through mutual friends during their college days at the University of Memphis. Josh, 33, recalls he didn’t think too much of Krista at the time. “I think it was because she stole some of the attention away from me,” he said. “She was very funny and an outgoing person and so was I.” Krista, 31, recalls that it wasn’t that

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she didn’t like Josh — it was that she didn’t really notice him at irst. Hanging out in the same crowd, Josh says a bell rang of inside his head one day. “I realized that Krista was the female version of me,” he said. “We had the same likes, dislikes, sense of humor, values and dreams.” From there, a friendship began to blossom. “At that point we were only friends, nothing more, nothing less,” Josh said. It wasn’t long before the college friends lost touch mainly, he says, because their friends tried to force a romantic relationship between the two. It was a relationship that neither one

COUPLE WIN $500 GOULD’S CARD All love stories submitted to The Weekly were reviewed (many tearfully so) by a panel of editors who selected the story of how Josh and Krista Robinson met and fell in love to be today’s featured Valentine’s Day story. Thanks to our friends at Gould’s Day Spa & Salon, our featured “Love Story” couple will receive a $500 gift card.

The question was simple, yet symbolic. “So it’s safe to say, we are Germantown Municipal Schools?” seventh-grade science teacher Carlos Saulsberry asked his former boss. “Yes, you are,” the municipal district’s superintendent and former principal Jason Manuel responded. “You have a place there. And money, beneits; none of that should be a concern.” The answer brought applause and a few cheers from the crowd of teachers who have long wondered what will happen to them when their school transitions to the new municipal district. Only weeks after becoming superintendent, Manuel returned to his old stomping grounds at Houston Middle School on Wednesday to address questions from teachers and to present them with letters of intent. The teachers have until the end of the month to return the forms stating whether they want to stay in the building and join the new district or stay with Shelby County Schools in a diferent building next year. Those who wish to remain in their schools can automatically transition into the municipal district without losing tenure, beneits, sick days or salaries. Many of the teachers returned the letters at the end of the meeting. “This is a fabulous school, and you don’t want to leave a

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Rehearsals for “Hairspray” are teaching performers at Poplar Pike Playhouse a lot about the 1960s. Germantown High School students are learning about the decade’s distinct style and sound, as well as the struggle for civil rights. “Hairspray reminds me that all my ancestors had to earn and ight for everything they got in life,” said India Ratlif, who plays Motormouth Maybelle in the PPP production that opens Feb. 20. “Knowing what they sacriiced for me, it makes doing this show that much more special.”

When Tracy Turnblad isn’t fawning over Link or dancing her way through detention, she’s side-byside with Baltimore’s African-American community in an efort to integrate the popular dance program The Corny Collins Show. “I think the story in ‘Hairspray’ is a more condensed version of what the civil rights movement was like in the 1960s,” said Dale Claybrone, who plays Duane. “When I’m on stage I feel as though I’m re-enacting history.” Parts of this musical are based on real events. John Waters wrote and directed the original 1988 “Hairspray” movie star-

EMBRACE YOUR BODY TODAY Don’t wait on weight loss to dress for success. Add a few form-lattering pieces to your everyday wardrobe. GOOD HEALTH, 10 Germantown High junior India Ratlif says she takes pride in her role of “Motormouth Maybelle” for Poplar Pike Playhouse’s production of “Hairspray,” which runs Feb. 20 through March 8.

ring Ricki Lake. He said The Corny Collins Show was “entirely based on his memories and exaggerations of ‘The Buddy Deane Show,’” a popular Baltimore dance show in the early 1960s. Similar to the story in “Hairspray,” “The Buddy Deane Show” only featured white dancers. The exception was a monthly episode with all

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Section of newly built Wolf River Blvd. sinks Repairs could cost up to $100,000, city says By Jennifer Pignolet pignolet@commercialappeal.com 901-529-2372

Despite the city’s early references to a “sinkhole,” Germantown City Engineer Tim Gwaltney doesn’t want anyone to think their car is going to be swallowed driving down Wolf River Boulevard.

The city does, however, have about $100,000 worth of repairs to do after a stream running under a newly built section of the roadway caused erosion and the road sank about eight inches. City Administrator Patrick Lawton said the city noticed the problem in December, but with almost ive inches of rain in the last two days, the road sank enough this week that crews had to cover the area with asphalt. Both lanes are open to traic, but major repairs will have to be

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done when the weather improves, and a portion of the road will be closed for about two weeks, according to a news release from the city. “We’ve been aware of the condition, igured out how to ix it and are in the process of doing that,” Lawton said. The $19.5 million Wolf River road extension opened for traic in August. Gwaltney estimated that 18,000 to 20,000 cars drive on the road daily. Part of the construction designs, he said, was to

divert a man-made stream so it no longer intersected with where the road would go. “Everything was good, or the asphalt never would have been put down to begin with,” he said. But the stream had other ideas, and bypassed the diversion ditch and continued to low under where the road now sits. A section of the eastbound roadway between Farmington Boulevard and Kimbrough Road now sits about eight inches lower. The section of poured asphalt is

about as long as a pickup and spans the width of the two-lane side of the road. Some of the depression spreads through the median and over onto the westbound lane of traic. Gwaltney said the likely ix is to put a pipe under the roadway to allow the stream to continue to low without causing any erosion. He said an argument could be made that the pipe should have been added in the irst place, but said diverting the stream should have worked.

Germantown Police reports

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■ Someone spray painted profanity on a light pole in the 8000 block of Dovie Lane at 4:55 p.m. FEB. 2

■ Male subject left the business without paying for his food in the 1200 block of S. Germantown Road at 4:40 a.m. ■ Someone forced entry through the rear door of the residence and took electronics and jewelry in the 7500 block of Bavarian Drive at 6:40 p.m. ■ Victim reported that someone signed for package that wasn’t delivered in the 7600 block of Southern Avenue at 8:25 p.m. ■ Two vehicles collided causing no injuries at Poplar and Germantown Road at 3:22 p.m.

By Beth Warren warrenb@commercialappeal.com 901-529-2383

Collierville nurse Julia Johnson, 28, dreaded last week’s jury duty but headed Downtown early Monday due to icy roads — arriving in time to help save a man who sufered a massive heart attack in the jury room. Johnson, an emergency room nurse at Baptist Memorial HospitalCollierville, joined two other nurses she didn’t know, along with a Shelby County Sherif’s sergeant, to aid the 59-year-old victim several minutes before they were due to report at 8:30 a.m. The man was without a pulse for less than a minute and maybe just seconds, Johnson said. Sherif’s Sgt. Ray Essary had just left one county building and was walking toward another when he heard a broadcast call for an ambulance in the jury room across the street at 157 Poplar. The sergeant rushed to the jury room and saw the victim on the loor as Johnson and another female nurse began CPR. Essary, who was trained in CPR and recertiied through the Sherif’s Oice every year, took over chest compressions until Johnson asked if anyone knew where to ind an automated external deibrillator. Essary is trained on that, too, and ran down the hall to retrieve the deibrillator, kept on every loor in county buildings. A third nurse, a male, helped give chest compressions when Essary grew tired. Memphis Fire Engine 1 rushed to the jury room, with paramedics inserting IV tubes and a breathing tube in the man’s nose. By the time they loaded the victim on a stretcher, he had a pulse and was trying to talk. After openheart surgery, he was doing well, said Shelby County Jury Commissioner Clyde “Kit” Carson.

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Germantown Middle students participated in Challenge Day for three days, learning about cooperation, compassion, leadership and teamwork. Erica Mosby (left), Elizabeth Laboe and Eric Kelly sway arm in arm during an exercise.

Peer support By David Waters waters@commercialappeal.com 901-529-2377

I was late to school last Thursday. Truth is, I didn’t really want to go. I managed to survive middle school (we called it junior high back then). I didn’t want to go back. But I couldn’t turn down counselor Wendy Willingham’s invitation to participate in Germantown Middle School’s Challenge Day, a program designed to reduce bullying and turn peer pressure into peer support. I’d asked Dr. Willingham if I could just observe. Journalists observe and report. Observing is easier than participating. She had a better idea. “If you could come and stay until lunch, you could participate in the activities, you could get a really good perspective,” she suggested. “You would also be welcome to stay all day, which would give you the best perspective.” Perspective was what I wanted and what I got. I was late, but I arrived in time to chug a cup of cafeinated courage alongside two dozen other adults who had cautiously but optimistically volunteered to spend the day in the gym with a hundred seventh- and eighthgraders. Challenge Day, a national program conducted at hundreds of schools for thousands of students every year, is part dance party, part group therapy.

Middle-school burdens heavier than a backpack The idea is to get students to stop teasing, humiliating and bullying each other by helping them really get to know each other. “If you really knew me, you’d know ...” leader Azhi Shekarloo kept telling us to tell each other. “Laughing and crying, both are healing expressions,” leader Michelle Arias reminded us. “I was nervous,” eighth-grader Bailey Dumlao said afterward. “I was expecting a room full of strangers, when in reality, they were never really strangers.” Strangers didn’t last, especially during the powerful and emotional “Crossing the Line.” As we all stood on one side of a line of tape across the gym loor, Arias told us to “cross the line ...” ... if you’ve ever been teased or humiliated or bullied because of your weight or size or clothes or glasses or braces or grades or lack of athletic ability. ... if you’ve ever felt ignored or lonely or all alone. ... if you’ve ever thought about hurting yourself or tried to hurt yourself or known someone who committed suicide. ... if you’ve ever been hit or physically abused or worse. Dozens crossed the line each time. As we crossed, we turned back toward those who hadn’t.

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were quite ready for. Looking back, he says, it was probably pride and simply not wanting to lose a good friend that stood in the way of something more. A few months later, the two crossed paths and instantly rekindled the friendship. “I was in the police academy at the time, and she was a cheerleading captain for the U of M. We both had very busy schedules,” Josh remembers. They had a designated time each day so they could at least talk by phone. On Dec. 1, 2003, Josh received a call that Krista fell during cheer practice for an upcoming national competition. Falling head irst, she sufered a neck fracture and a brain injury, developed blood clots and swelling on the brain. Doctors performed numerous surgeries during her time in the hospital.

Josh and Krista Robinson of Collierville have been married for five years. The two own and operate a physical therapy clinic and personal fitness business, PT Squared in Collierville. PHOTO COURTESY OF JOSH ROBINSON

A few days passed before Josh was able to see her, and when he did, he recalls the moment as if it were only yesterday. “She had half her hair shaved of her head,” he said. “I kissed her on the shaved part of her head to let her know it didn’t bother me at all.” Seeing Krista in so much pain and not knowing if she would survive,

Josh began to pray that she would make it home from the hospital. The original prognosis wasn’t good. According to Josh, doctors feared the worst, and if Krista did go home she could, at best, be paralyzed. Walking, not walking, none of that mattered to him. “All I knew at that time was I would be with her the rest of her life,” he

“I never realized what other people had been through,” eighth-grader Maris Griin said afterward. “I don’t think I have ever cried so hard.” Girls were crying. Boys were crying. Adults were crying. We saw kids on both sides of the line holding on to each other, trying to bear each other’s burdens as they exposed their own. Black kids and white kids and brown kids. Skinny kids and heavy kids. Neighborhood kids and bus riders. Cool kids and misits. Christian, Jewish, Muslim and agnostic kids. “Please cross the line if you have ever been a child,” Arias said. Everyone will cross this line, I thought to myself as I crossed over. When I turned around, I saw about 10 kids and two adults who had stayed behind. Their faces were train wrecks. Several years ago, the Academy of Pediatrics warned that kids carry too much weight around with them every day at school. Their backpacks are too heavy. “Carrying a heavy backpack can be a source of ‘chronic, lowlevel trauma,’ and can cause chronic shoulder, neck and back pain in your children,” the academy stated. As we learned on Challenge Day, the burdens our kids carry around with them every day at school are heavier than textbooks and wouldn’t it in a backpack. They barely it inside a middle school gym.

declared. The long road to recovery lasted nearly two years, forcing Krista to become dependent upon family for the simplest of tasks and included intensive physical therapy to retrain her muscles. But Josh was there. He encouraged her and watched as she determinedly overcame the challenges of recovery. He visited her everyday and made it his mission to keep her smiling and laughing. His being there, Krista said, gave her a chance to decompress and let go of the intensity of retraining her legs, her hands and her speech. “It gave me a chance to laugh, joke, be carefree — a chance to be who I was before the accident,” she said. Josh is thankful everyday that Krista made it home and is doing ine. On the fourth anniversary of her accident — at the same time and location where the injury had tak-

en place — Josh proposed to Krista. He declared in a letter to her, “I know this day has always been known as ‘the worst day in your life’ and I want to turn that day around and make it a better time.” The Collierville couple have been married for ive years. The former U of M cheerleader still experiences pain from the accident. Her own experience with pain inluenced her career path to become a physical therapy assistant. Josh is right there by her side to help run their physical therapy clinic and personal itness business, PT Squared, in Collierville. Josh and Krista are, for the most part, inseparable. “I believe if she didn’t have that fall we may not have ever gotten together (as a couple) and would’ve only remained real good friends. But God had a different plan for us,” Josh said as he gazed over at his wife and added, “She’s my hero.”

■ Someone attempted to open credit accounts using the victim’s personal information in the 1900 block of Grovecrest at 2:12 p.m. ■ Someone took the victim’s cellphone in the 9400 block of Wolf River Boulevard at 2:45 p.m. ■ Two vehicles collided causing no injuries at Poplar Pike and Hacks Cross Road at 9:05 a.m. FEB. 4

■ An altercation occurred between a son and his mother’s iancé in the 1900 block of Autobahn Drive at 8:11 a.m. ■ Victim reported that someone took a credit card from his residence in the 3000 block of Circle Gate at 2:17 p.m. ■ Oicers arrested an adult male found with drug paraphernalia in the 8800 block of Bonnybridge Drive at 11:45 p.m. FEB. 5

■ Someone took a students iPhone from a classroom in the 7600 block of Poplar Pike at 6:58 a.m. ■ Someone damaged the victim’s mailbox in the 1600 block of Brookside Drive at 3:59 p.m. ■ Female victim received a harassing letter in the mail in the 2500 block of East Ingleside Farms at 4:58 p.m. ■ Two vehicles collided causing no injuries in the 7600 block of Farmington at 3:05 p.m. ■ Two vehicles collided causing no injuries at Poplar and Germantown at 8:25 p.m. FEB. 6

■ Someone passed a counterfeit $10 bill to a business in the 9300 block of Poplar at 3:47 p.m.

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In the News TEACHERS from 1 school you love so much,� eighth-grade teacher Robyn Rey Rudisill said. During the school board’s retreat last Saturday, Manuel said he met with state education oicials, who advised the best course of action would be to grandfather in all the current teachers at the ive soon-to-be municipal schools. Manuel said that was the plan he wanted anyway. “It doesn’t justify reinterviewing all your staf because there might be one or two teachers that administrators want to get rid of,� Manuel said. And with only six months to go before the irst day of school, there wasn’t time for the principals in each building to reinterview a total of about 500 teachers and other administrators. Manuel said there were parents who expressed concern that allowing all the teachers in automatically would bypass an opportunity to weed out ineffective teachers. He said he tells those parents he knows from experience that the ive schools are illed with quality staf. About Houston Middle, where Manuel was principal for three years, Manuel said, “We used to laugh that this is where teachers come to die.� He said there were about eight years in a row when no teachers were hired because none had left. When there are problems with teachers, he said, the schools have programs to deal with them on an individual basis. “We have a way that if teachers aren’t performing they can be moved out of the district,� he said. Before that happens, a teacher is set up with a mentor teacher and put into a development program. Many teachers asked questions about beneits. Manuel assured them that per state law, their packages would be the same or better in the new district. “Just to get conirmation on that was a big relief,� seventh-grade teacher Saulsberry said. “A huge relief, actually.� Manuel delivered the same message at Houston High School last Monday, and will meet with teachers at the other three schools in the coming days. He said he had wanted to wait to meet with them until he had more answers. The reaction at the high school, he said, showed him the teachers were clearly comforted by the good news. “There were tears,� he said. Word had obviously traveled to the middle school by Wednesday, although the teachers said they were still glad to get conirmation from the head of the new district. A few teachers came up to Manuel afterward to hug him and thank him for coming back to talk to them directly. “I think it’s fabulous,� eighth-grade teacher Rudisill said. “I think it makes the teachers feel much more comfortable.�

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What’s best for kids in limbo zoning? Unincorporated areas anxious to have answers By Marlon W. Morgan morgan@commercialappeal.com 901-529-2792

Some Shelby County School board members say they are open to agreements allowing some residents of unincorporated areas, who currently attend schools in suburban municipalities, to remain in those schools next school year. That would be contingent upon municipalities like Bartlett and Germantown adopting open enrollment plans to ofer any open spaces in their schools to nonresidents. It’s an area of concern

board members are discussing with SCS Supt. Dorsey Hopson about rezoning plans. One unique situation involves Bartlett Elementary, located on Billy Maher Road, which also happens to be the dividing line between Bartlett and a Memphis annexation reserve. Board member David Reaves, who has children at Bartlett Elementary, is well aware of the concerns of parents whose children walk to school in subdivisions literally across the street from the school but are located in the annexation area. Reaves said a preliminary plan from October proposed students living in the annexation area be rezoned to attend Dexter Elementary and Dexter

Children there currently attend Riverdale School, a K-8 school less than a mile from the Memphis border that will be part of the Germantown school

School calendar might mirror county for first year By Lela Garlington garlington@commercialappeal.com 901-529-2349

At least for the irst year, Collierville’s new municipal school system likely will follow the same calendar as Shelby County Schools. In addition, letters of intent for both Collierville teachers and students will go out this week. A combined letter from Collierville and Germantown school systems will go out to the 1,050 students who

attend schools in Germantown but live in Collierville. With the letters, teachers and students’ families will notify district oicials of where they intend to teach or send their kids to school next year. Those were just a few of the proposed plans Supt. John Aitken outlined Feb. 8 during a Collierville board retreat at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville. No formal action was taken, but most members seemed in agreement with

teachers returning July 28 and students starting school Aug. 4. “For this year, let’s try to stay consistent. There will be talk about starting the school year later, but it will be easier on us and less trauma for the overall system in the overall county,� Aitken said. Letters of intent for Collierville teachers are expected to arrive in their school mailboxes. Another letter of intent for students and their parents will go home in backpacks.

Aitken expects most, if not all of those who want to keep their jobs, will have a place in the new municipal school district. Aitken also introduced the board to the district’s new chief inancial oicer, Anita Hays, who was CFO for legacy Shelby County Schools and former federal programs senior accountant for legacy Memphis City Schools. Hays, 49, is a certiied public accountant. The district’s biggest hurdle is how to deal with

students who live in Collierville but attend Houston High, Houston Middle, Dogwood and Farmington Elementary schools in Germantown. Board members are also concerned about students who live in the Collierville reserve area. School board chairman Mark Hansen said he’s waiting to hear from town attorneys if those students can be treated diferently from students in the unincorporated or Memphis reserve area.

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district next year. School board member Billy Orgel said those residents have been vocal about wanting their children to remain at Riverdale. Germantown board members have discussed including open enrollment but said they do not expect to have room at Riverdale to ofer a spot to every current Cordova resident student. “People, especially younger families, choose where they locate their home based on their school choice,� Orgel said. “I think we need to, as much as we can, encourage neighborhood schools, and have strong neighborhood schools so that we help our families maintain their property values and help areas maintain their property values.

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Love Stories

Dan and Elizabeth Devine

Jessie L. and Darryl D. Woodson

Cordova, married 6 years

Cordova, married 29 years

Kim and Marc Maxwell Collierville, married 25 years

Greg and Leslie Baird of Cordova, married 10 years

Matt and Denise Brooks

We’ve known each other for almost 20 years. We were more like friends at irst — I wouldn’t say it was love at irst sight, but we just couldn’t stay away from one another for some reason. We were young and running the streets with friends, having a good time. Our story runs deep. During the prime of our youth we put each other through hard times. See, I don’t want to sugar coat it, because fairy tales do not exist. It was hard in the beginning of our years together, but we weren’t married yet, (thank goodness). We had to learn ourselves, growing into maturity and to really understand what love means. It took some events of not talking and moving out because it’s just not going to work to open our eyes. We were going through what I would call “growing pains” in a relationship, and we are blessed to have moved mountains and still remain together today. Once we mutually found we did not want to live without each other, he surprised me and popped the big question in front of my entire family! I was so stunned I couldn’t speak. I was ready and wanted to marry him so bad that I was in a state of shock. Is this

really happening — really?! Like a real gentleman, l learned he secretly asked my dad’s permission some month’s before he asked me to marry him. My sister and my best friend at the time helped him plan a party for my birthday where he asked me to marry him. He got down on one knee and everything. After our wedding, we were so happy and still love each other like just like the day we said “I do” — I’d say even more. Then, eight years passed and the Lord blessed us with our precious irst child, a daughter named Brynlee. The birth of our daughter was the biggest life changing event of our lives, and that came with new challenges. But we pushed through and carried on in this new level of our marriage. We have an even deeper love connection now, I believe. We waited some years before having our daughter, and I wouldn’t change our timeline that started almost 20 years ago for anything. I believe our life events happen in sequence, just as the Lord meant for us. This is our story, and I’m very proud of my husband and our family!

Collierville, married 36 years

Christopher and Katie Watts

John and Gena Davis

Erin and Adam Crites

Collierville, married 7 years

Collierville, married 18 months

Cordova, just celebrated 10-year wedding anniversary in Hawaii

Nicole and Rich VanMeter of Arlington, married 4 years We met in 2005 at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I was an employee at St. Jude starting in 2002 and had recently changed positions to ALSAC, the fundraising arm for the hospital. To keep in contact with the patients I had met through my former position at the hospital’s front desk, I signed up to volunteer one night per month at the newly opened Memphis Grizzlies House. Rich had already been volunteering there since the house opened in 2004 and helped acclimate me to assisting with the Tuesday night dinners. I was going through a divorce at the time and parenting my then 4-year-old son, William, on my own. I didn’t know it until later, but Rich had recently divorced as well. In 2007, Rich inally got the nerve to ask me out (he seemed very shy and reserved although funny and warm during our volunteer shifts together, while I am, well, not quite as shy and reserved)

for Valentine’s Day evening by calling me at work and telling me he had come upon two tickets to “Spam-a-lot” at the Orpheum. Monty Python is one of the things we shared a love for that we had spoken about during many volunteer shifts, so of course I said “Sure!” thinking we were just two friends going to see a fun show. We hit it of wonderfully! Our diferent personalities really compliment each other, and I learned this quiet man had a heart of gold and a great sense of humor. He proposed to me at the Memphis Grizzlies House in February 2009 in a well-orchestrated farce by the volunteer services department. We married in May 2009 and had our son Adam in August 2010. Our blended family is such a blessing; William adores his stepfather and little brother. I couldn’t have asked for a better husband!


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Love Stories

Jeremy and Betsie Cromwell

Anthony and Lavonice Williams

Collierville, married 14 years next month

Collierville, married 13 years

Rachel and Nathan Stecchi of Olive Branch, Miss., married 10 years Several of my friends “dated” this fun, outgoing, well-known guy named Nathan Stecchi. We met through these mutual friends. A small group of us hung out for years, six years to be exact. I would say we reached best-friends status during this time, never crossing from friends to “in a relationship” for fear of killing an awesome friendship. People asked all the time if we were dating or going to date or going to get married, which we both vehemently denied. He actually dated another girl while we remained best friends, and I dated another guy as well. It wasn’t until he moved away that I missed him terribly and wanted my best friend back. We still continued to talk over the phone just about every day. Ten years ago this past fall (while I was dating someone else and so was he), I lew up from Florida to visit him in the Boston area. We had a great time as friends. Seriously, we had never been romantic in any way. A few months later, my then-boyfriend proposed to me on New Year’s Eve. I had only been dating

this guy for about six months and responded that I needed to think about it because it seemed so soon. The irst person I called was none other than my best friend, Nathan. “What should I do?” I asked him and said I felt it was too soon. Our phone call was weirdly cut short, as he didn’t have much to say. Since my visit in the fall, little did I know, he had been wondering what his true feelings were for me. Two hours later, Nathan called me back. He said he had some advice for me concerning this proposal. He said “You shouldn’t marry him. Because you should marry me!” I had realized that I couldn’t imagine marrying anyone else other than my best friend, and said “That’s what I’ve been waiting for you to say!” He surprised me with a visit the end of that January to propose in person with a ring. This was the irst time we had crossed the friendship realm to the romantic side. Although, awkward at irst with lots of laughs, we got over it! We were married six months later on July 3, 2004. This summer we celebrate 10 years of being married best friends!

Richard and Gale Jamison Cordova, married 27 years

Carla and Freddy Sexton of Arlington, married 28 years (photo from 2005) I irst noticed the gleaming 1976 Silver Formula Firebird with rally wheels and raised white letter tires parked on the street while walking home from school my senior year at Raleigh Egypt High School. I passed by closer to check it out and was surprised to see a cute boy I didn’t know with blonde hair sitting behind the wheel and one of my neighbor friends getting in the car. They sped of and left me to walk home. Disappointed, I walked home thinking that was a really cool car. A few weeks later, I was in the cheap seats at the Memphis Chicks baseball game and saw my friend there with a group of guys. The cute blonde boy was with them. The next day, I made a point to go see my neighbor friend. I learned the new boy was Freddy and a year older and already attending “Memphis State.” He didn’t live in our neighborhood but he knew some of the same people, so I made it a point to ind ways to bump into him at diferent places.

During Christmas, we are Santa Rick and Mrs. Gale Claus. We have been married for 27 years and we still go on “dates.” She is my best friend, and I could not have found a better friend or wife from a Sears and Roebuck catalog.

We both loved sports cars and cruising around, and before long, we were dating and I was saving money to buy a car of my own. Every Saturday, we washed and polished cars. Saturday night, we went cruising. One date night, we went to Poplar Plaza movies to see “Rocky 3.” When we came out, someone had stolen the Firebird and had broken into our friend’s Trans Am and stolen his stereo. We were all crushed. The car was recovered, but thieves stripped the stereo and rims and tires of the Firebird and dropped it on the ground. It took several weeks to get it repaired. I think Freddy knew I was the girl for him when I drove him around the rest of the summer when he didn’t have a car. We dated for three years and then got married in 1985. We have been married almost 29 years now, and we have been fortunate enough to have some fun cars along the way. We each still have a sports car and love going to car shows and cruise-ins. We feel blessed to still have a shared passion and each other.

Tammy and Ken Fordham Bartlett, married 14 years

Derek and Shannon Seals

Tom and Cathy Ross

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Lakeland, married 32 years

Almost 15 years ago, I married my childhood pen pal. We now have four beautiful children and God has been so very good to us. Ken and I began writing to each other when I was 14 and he was 16. I lived in Memphis and he lived in Peachtree City, Ga. My sister was dating one of his friends, whom she met in Atlanta while we were visiting our grandparents over summer break. Ken saw my picture in some of Todd’s things and asked if he could write me. We wrote for several months and then quit after my sister and his friend broke up. Fast forward 10 years and we had both graduated from high school and college. Ken got a job ofer to work here in Memphis and moved and began attending Bellevue Baptist Church. We were both at a Bible study there and introduced ourselves. I asked how he was doing because I knew that he was new to the area. He said, “Horrible, my mom and dad both just had surgery and I totaled my car this week.” I said I was sorry and asked where his parents lived. He said “Peachtree City” and I looked at his name tag and he looked at mine. He said, “Do you have a sister named Kim?” I knew immediately that God meant for this to happen. We dated for a year and married shortly after. Our meeting and marriage have been God’s biggest lesson to me that nothing in life happens by chance. God has a plan for each and every one of us if we will listen and let Him lead.


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Community FUNDRAISER

Winter Gala a hit for Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center and guests

Not your Momma’s braces! Less chair time, less wear time, less metal.

By Craig Collier Special to The Weekly

On Feb. 1, Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center held its annual Winter Gala Fundraiser at the Esplanade. This year’s event used the hit PBS television series Downton Abbey as it’s backdrop. With the help of its dedicated corps of volunteers overseeing the details, nearly 360 guests were treated to an exceptional dinner, followed by a live auction. As award winning auctioneer Terri Walker of Walker Auctions started of with available items such as a diamond ring, a week’s stay at a luxurious vacation home and a ive course Italian dinner, the hit of the night was Bella, an 8-week-old Labrador retriever puppy donated by a Tuscaloosa, Ala. breeder. Located in Collierville, Page Robbins Adult Day Care provides care for

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Beth Bohon, Susie Dugger, Gay Young, Jane Mykleby and Page Robbins board member Steve Young enjoyed live music, food and an auction at Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center’s Winter Gala.

middle aged and older individuals who are experiencing memory loss or dementia due to Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, or vascular dementia, stroke, or from other causes. Page Robbins also ofers support for care givers. Carole Hinely, Page Robbins board member said, “Page Robbins and its staf gives the families

peace of mind as well as giving them some welldeserved time away from the stress that comes with being a care giver. Art and music helps the clients by giving them back some of their memories.” Herbie Krisle, Page Robbins’ executive director was happy about this year’s move into online auction bidding.

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Area business Eclectic Eye collected dozens of needed supplies, as well as monetary donations, for the Memphis Child Advocacy Center and Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center throughout December. Additionally, for every frame purchased during December at both the Collierville and Midtown boutiques, Eclectic Eye donated $5 to the respective organizations. “ We’re ext remely thankful to our Memphis and Collierville communities for helping us provide support to both of these organizations,” said Robbie Johnson Weinberg, director of operations at Eclectic Eye. “Our team is passionate about the causes these two nonproits strive to tackle and partnering with them aligns with our efort to support Memphis and its citizens.” This marks the second consecutive year that Eclectic Eye has supported the Memphis Child Advocacy Center. During December, the eyewear boutique’s Midtown loca-

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Business MY LIFE/MY JOB

Restaurateur opens new eatery in Cordova of China Exhibit, receiving the Top 100 Best Chinese Restaurant Awards

By Kim Odom Special to The Weekly

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NEWSPAPER GIVES UNITED WAY $21,840 The Commercial Appeal Children’s Fund donated $21,840 to the United Way of the Mid-South from funds generated by a percentage of weekday newspapers sold through news racks, stores and street vendors during November and December. Four local organizations were designated to receive the funds. George Cogswell (center), The Commercial Appeal president and publisher, presented checks to Marlon Foster (left), executive director, Knowledge Quest; Lisa Moore, president and CEO, Girls, Inc.; Virginia Stallworth, executive director, Memphis Child Advocacy Center; and Larry Pennington, interim CEO, and Megan Klein, VP of resource development and marketing, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis.

GERMANTOWN

Business, community leaders attend summit Special to The Weekly

The city of Germantown and the Department of Economic and Community Development, together with the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce presented the irst Germantown Business & Industry Summit Jan. 22 at the Great Hall & Conference Center. This event brought together national, regional and local thought leaders and economists to discuss issues facing Germantown and the greater Memphis Region. The keynote speaker was Mark Vitner, senior economist at Wells Fargo. He was followed by two breakout panels discussing health care and

medical innovat ion s and quality of community. T h e health care and medical innovaMark tions panel Vitner featured Germantown health care facilities, medical technologies and other initiatives with representatives from Baptist Rehabilitation Germantown, Methodist LeBonheur, Memphis BioWorks and Union University. The Quality of Community panel discussed community livability, speciically addressing education, workforce, crime and recreation.

For the past 20 years, Royal Panda, which was established in 1993 in Germantown, has cultivated an outstanding reputation and received many awards, including the People’s Choice Award for 13 consecutive years Royal Panda is the only Chinese restaurant in Shelby County that has been among the Top 100 Chinese Restaurants in the United States in the most prestigious overall excellence category for seven consecutive years It also was voted the best Chinese restaurant in The Commercial Appeal’s Memphis Most Contest in 2011 and was a inalist in 2012. Royal Panda recently expanded its business to serve Cordova customers. Royal Panda Paciic Café and Sushi Bar, located at 1250 North Germantown Pkwy., incorporates Japa-

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San Lien Wu recently opened Royal Panda Pacific Cafe in Cordova. He also owns Royal Panda in Germantown.

nese cuisine into authentic Chinese cuisine. With elegant décor, owner San Lien Wu has created an upscale dining environment with a unique combination of both Japanese and Chinese cuisines. Wu is a highly accomplished chef with more than 30 years of experience. Name: San Lien Wu Company: Royal Panda

Inc., 3120 Village Shop Dr, Ste. 23, in Germantown and Royal Panda Paciic Cafe, 1250 N. Germantown Pkwy., in Cordova Hometown: Tainan, Taiwan First job: Working at a bakery Most recent job: Owning two restaurants. Career highlights: Noodle pulling and fruit carving at the Imperial Tomb

tomer compliments our restaurant. Career advice: Be patient with customers. Person I most admire: My father. Hobbies: Fishing, running, swimming and watching movies Last book read: A health book Favorite films: Any John Wayne or Paul Newman ilm

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independent nation apart from China. If you would like to see your business featured, e-mail Matt Woo at woo@commercialappeal.com.

COMMUNITY

HopeWorks ofers second chance to folks in need By Jeremy C. Park Special to The Weekly

Hope is a powerful motivator that builds excitement and fuels us to work hard, to achieve success. When it comes to second chances in life, though, especially for the poor, homeless and chronically unemployed in the MidSouth, success is found through a diferent form of hope — HopeWorks, Inc. Formed in 1988 by several area Churches of Christ, HopeWorks is a nonproit serving the poor through outreach programs that

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portation. HopeWorks ofers a 13week “Personal Career and Development” class that is highly intensive and efective. It covers technical and soft skills needed for employment and requires random drug testing, too. Students receive educational tutoring and, if needed, may take the test to obtain a GED (General Education Diploma). There are many ways you can help the eforts of HopeWorks, such as providing a meal at a daily fellowship lunch, becoming

a “Faith Encourager” by interacting and emotionally supporting a student, or volunteering as a GED tutor. An easy opportunity to both learn more and show support comes on Saturday, March 1 with their prestigious fundraising event, “A Morning of Hope.” The event will feature the renowned neurosurgeon and best-selling author of “Gifted Hands,” Dr. Ben Carson. To learn more about HopeWorks and “A Morning of Hope” visit whyhopeworks.org or call 901-272-3700.

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Schools IN THE CLASSROOM ACHIEVEMENT

Academic All Stars Brian Shafrey, a sophomore at Briarcrest Christian School, loves the fact he can profess his faith freely at school.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Students from across Shelby and DeSoto County were honored for being Academic All Stars at Rhodes College.

Rhodes College hosts event honoring students who excel in academics

By Dionne Chalmers Special to The Weekly

On Jan. 27, Rhodes College hosted a reception in Burrow Hall on campus to honor The Commercial Appeal’s Academic All-Stars. Rhodes oicials Russ Wigginton and Bud Richey, along with Megan Starling and Rebecca Leslie of the Rhodes admission oice, addressed the group and their parents. Both Starling and Leslie serve as judges for the All-Star competition designed to identify and recognize high school students in the Memphis metro area for excellence in academics, leadership and community service. Honorees are featured in half-page ads highlighting

ST. GEORGE’S

School president’s articles published By Sarah Cowan Special to The Weekly

St. George’s Independent School has gained national recognition within the past few weeks through two articles written by school president Bill Taylor for publications with national circulations. “The national and regional recognition that has flowed from the publication of Bill these two pieces Taylor is less about me than about the distinctive educational environment that our trustees, teachers, administrators, and families have created at St. George’s,” Taylor said. “I have simply written about St. George’s and how we are a highly academic school that seeks innovative curricular content and delivery within a caring and inclusive community.” The irst article, a cover feature for Independent School Magazine, a publication of the National Association of Independent Schools, is titled “Assessing What We Value.” It makes the argument that real world problem-solving should be part of curriculum and grading in an age where 93 percent of employers are looking for demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly and solve complex problems The second article — published in The Trustees Letter, a newsletter geared toward independent school trustees and published by Educational Directions — traces actions by St. George’s Board of Trustees over the course of the past 15 years as the school further developed its public purpose by opening a campus in the heart of Memphis. Publication of the articles comes at a time when faculty and staf at St. George’s are fully engaged in discerning strategic next steps through the accreditation process. “Our school community wants to always look to the future, to always be mindful of the career needs of the 21st century so we can prepare our students for the careers of their future, not the careers of the past,” Taylor said. Sarah Cowan is the director of communications for St. George’s Independent School.

their academic excellence and achievements. Attendees of the Rhodes reception represented several schools including Bartlett High School, Bolton High School, Brighton High School, Central High School, Collierville High School, First Assembly Christian School, Hutchison School, Immaculate Conception Cathedral School, Lausanne Collegiate School, Lewisburg High School, Marion Senior High School, Millington Central High School, Northpoint Christian School, Saint Agnes Academy, Southwind High School, Westwood High School and Wooddale High School. Dionne Chalmers is with the oice of communications with Rhodes College.

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Brian Shafrey aspires to use talents to aid community BRIAN SHAFFREY Briarcrest Christian School, sophomore

Family: George and Lauren

Shafrey

What do you like most about your school: I love the fact that I

can speak of my faith freely. I also love our incredible ine arts department. Favorite subject: My favorite subject at school is honors chamber choir. I learn something new everyday. My choir director is my role model and I love all my friends in my choir.

What is your most challenging subject: The most challenging

subject I face every day is anatomy and psychology.

What are some of your biggest accomplishments: Placing first

in All West Honor Choir, placing in All State Honor Choir, numerous roles in community and high school theater. What are your hobbies: Singing, acting, dancing, photography, art, running and swimming What are your goals for the future: I want to be able to pursue Incarnation Catholic School was named a National Beta School of Distinction. The National Beta Club is the nation’s largest independent, nonproit, educational youth organization. Incarnation Beta Club members Carson Dacus, Shannon Kennedy, Sydney Shirley, Lauren Williams, Katie Ryan, Jack Camilleri, Eric Nelson, Grace Brady, Annie McDonald, Emily Grace Hall, Molly McDonald, Alyssa Denegri, Sophia Rouse, Katelyn Wall, Michael Mundy, Andrew McLaren, Henry Ballard and Ben Owen show of their school’s newest banner.

Middle school students at St. George’s Independent School have worked hard to prepare exhibits, websites, documentaries and individual performances that represent a historical event they are passionate about. After weeks of research, their projects were placed before a group of 40 judges who examined and determined student winners in various categories. Those winners will move on to represent St. George’s in the regional History Day contest on Feb. 22. Seventh grader Lindsey Pepper discusses her exhibit “Industrial Revolution: Children Without Childhood” with judges. Lindsey will move on to the regional competition.

my artistic talents to beneit and impact the community. Person you most admire: My mom and dad for their support and amazing values they have taught me.

Favorite movies, TV shows, books: My favorite movie is “Fro-

zen.” My favorite TV show is “I Love Lucy.” My favorite book is “Castaway Kid.”

What is something people would be surprised to know about you: As

skinny as I am, I actually eat a ton. What would you do if you were principal for a day: I would cancel

school. What famous person would you like to meet: Lucille Ball and Jen-

nifer Lawrence

What would you do with $1 million: I would donate a majority

to the Memphis Union Mission because I love the services they provide for the less fortunate. If you could change one thing in the world: Stop bullying and harsh Adu Menon, Aby Binu, Gautham Nair, Billy Smith, Nathan Salazar, Joshua Parks, Amy Zhou, Sandra Emerling, Shreya Varrier and Elizabeth Harrington, all with Schilling Farms Middle School’s forensics team, participated at the annual St. George’s Middle School Speech Tournament. Sahithi Kundavajjala (not pictured) also participated.

words and make only kind things be said. Third-grade Dogwood students got together and attended the Jingle Bell Ball at the Peabody. The dance is put on by the Memphis Charitable Foundation. This year’s charitable recipients were Madonna Learning Center and WREG/News Channel 3’s Coats for Kids.

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Fifth-grader Caleb Hopkins raises money, awareness about diabetes By Katherine Perry Caleb Hopkins asked his classmates and teachers at Bailey Station to help him raise money and awareness of Type I diabetes. Hopkins collected more than $1,000.

Special to The Weekly

Caleb Hopkins isn’t waiting for the world to change. He has decided to take action now — while he’s still in the ifth grade — and become of an agent of the change he wishes to see. “Having diabetes is a part of my everyday life,” says Caleb. “I know there are many more like me that are in need of a cure, too. I can represent them.” And that’s exactly what Caleb did through his fundraising eforts at Bailey Station Elementary. Caleb recently spent two weeks spreading the word and raising awareness about Type I Diabetes and the need for a cure. Serving as the captain of his fundraising team, Caleb asked

his school family to “Commit to a Cure!” His fellow classmates and teachers responded enthusiastically and helped Caleb exceed his goal by donating more than $1,000. His parents, Alan and Kelly Hopkins expressed their thanks and pride by saying, “He knew he could count on BSE for successful support, even if he came up short of his

goal.” Thankfully, Caleb did not come up short, and his parents feel this experience helped encourage him to grow in his leadership skills. Like his parents, the BSE faculty and staf are very proud of Caleb and his accomplishment. Katherine Perry is a teacher at Bailey Station Elementary.

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Say Cheese! We asked school-age children:

What is your all-time favorite Valentine’s Day gift? “A 9-foot caterpillar (stufed animal) from my dad.” TEIGHLOR RASMUSSEN eighth-grader at Elmore Park Middle School

“Candy from my friends at school.”

“Valentine cards from my friends.”

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third-grader at Crosswind Elementary

fifth-grader at Crosswind Elementary

“A huge monkey stufed animal with a red rose from my dad.” REYNA KATKO seventh-grader at Elmore Park Middle School

“An iPad from my mom.” SHELBI MCNULTY seventh-grader at Mt. Pisgah Middle School

“Jewelry from my boyfriend.” KAYLA LANE seventh-grader at Arlington Middle School PHOTOS BY KIM ODOM | SPECIAL TO THE WEEKLY


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Good Health COREY KLEIN ASK COREY

TRAINER Q&A Black said exercise and healthy eating have now become just another part of her life.

Black said she quickly bonded with other class members and gained a support system from within the gym.

SUCCESS STORY

Fully committed Dawn Black has lost a lot of weight with her trainer Kendall

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I want to be a runner, but my legs get really itchy when I hit the half-mile mark and I have to stop. I can do cardio on the elliptical just fine, though. What’s going on? — Valerie H., Collierville

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before you start your run. Fully stretch your legs out and get your blood circulating with some running in place or jumping jacks. Fight through the sensation for the irst few days you experience it. Once you get several days of running in your legs should start to get better circulation and the itching sensation goes away. In rare cases where this doesn’t help there is also the possibility you have a cold allergy. Make sure to dress in layers and keep your legs warm.

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Dawn Black, a 4-foot-11-inch mother of two, said she’s struggled with her weight for most of her life. But that all changed, she said, after she walked into the DeSoto Athletic Club in Southaven two years ago and decided to fully commit to changing her lifestyle. “As soon as I walked in, I just knew it was going to be diferent this time,” Black said. “I decided to work with a personal trainer, change my eating habits and hold myself accountable.” Black, 38, worked three jobs to make ends meet and still found time to make it to the gym at least three times a week. She worked with her trainer, Kendall Capps, in semiprivate classes, meaning the sessions included four other members or less, and she also attended the group cardio classes the gym ofered with her membership. Black said she quickly bonded with other class members and gained a support system from within the gym. “Kendall has been with me from the beginning, and he keeps me honest,” Black said. “I realized the only thing standing in my way was me, and I just got stronger and stronger.” Black said exercise and healthy eating have now become just another part of her life, and the changes, she said, are permanent. “I’ll never be perfect, and I’m not trying to be,” said Black. “But I have more conidence than I have ever had. I never thought I could look and feel the way that I do.” Since joining the itness center, Black has lost 50 pounds, with her current weight holding steady at 100 pounds. “I don’t see my old relection in the mirror,” Black said. “I’m proud of who I am.” So what’s her advice to other women wishing to accomplish the same? “If you want something bad enough, you can achieve it, no matter the obstacles,” Black said. “I’ve been there and done it. Once you make the irst step, just keep going and don’t look back.”

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Dawn Black has lost 50 pounds since joining DAC in Southaven two years ago. She worked with her trainer in semi-private classes and attended the group cardio classes.

Corey Klein is the owner and operator of Klein Fitness, 338 S. Main. For more on these exercises or for other fitness inquiries, visit kleinfitnessmemphis.com.

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Simple scan for arterial blockage may identify problems, save lives By Brown Burnett Special to The Commercial Appeal

Mitch Campbell thought he was in good health. “My blood pressure was normal, my cholesterol was good, and I exercised regularly. I felt great,” said the 60-yearold banker who often played golf, carrying his own bag. But little did he know he was also carrying a time bomb inside his chest. At the urging of a friend last August, Campbell took a simple test for heart blockage that may have saved his life, a CT (computed tomography) heart scan. The overall efectiveness of heart scans is an area of controversy; however, a December 2013 study by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore found the scan an efective tool in identifying more people at serious risk of heart attack. February is Heart Month, when the American Heart Association shines a spotlight on heart disease, a stealthy killer. Like Campbell, 40 percent of heart attack victims were feeling just ine the day before the “event,” according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the numbers don’t get any better: ■ About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year, or about 1 out of every 4 deaths, making it the leading cause of death in this country. ■ Each year 715,000 Americans have heart attacks, with some 500,000 of those being irst heart attacks. ■ Heart disease costs American industry more than $100 million a year in health care services, medications and lost productivity. Campbell’s discovery of his own heart condition began with the death of his

neighbor and friend, Joe Williams, an executive for Pinnacle Airlines. Williams had recently died of a sudden heart attack, completely unaware he had any type of heart problem. Several days after the funeral, Williams’ wife, Kathy Kelley, still reeling from the death of her husband, asked their good friend Campbell to undergo a CT heart scan, to make sure that he didn’t have a hidden heart problem too. “I’d never even heard of the test,” Campbell said. “So I took it, and was I in for a surprise.” The scan, a simple, relatively quick, noninvasive test that looks for calcium buildup in the arteries, raised a red lag that said there was blockage. Further tests showed that three arteries were 90 percent blocked, and a triple bypass was performed. The scan, an imaging method that uses X-rays to create detailed pictures of the heart and its blood vessels, has had its share of skeptics over the years but more and more doctors are turning to it as a key diagnostic test. “It’s a very good screening test to determine if a patient is at risk of having coronary artery disease,” said cardiologist Dr. Lisa Young of Memphis’ Sutherland Cardiology Clinic. “It’s not a regular part of a heart checkup but it’s being recommended by some of the more enlightened general practitioners. “One of the reasons it hasn’t been used more than it has probably has to do with the fact that many insurance companies wouldn’t pay for it, but I believe that’s changing too.” Dr. David Wolford, an interventionist cardiologist with the Stern Cardiovascular Clinic in Memphis, also points to the CT heart scan’s efectiveness, saying patients need to take the test in order to

HEALTHY HEARTS

February is Heart Month, when the American Heart Association shines a spotlight on heart disease. For more information, go to heart.org.

Heart attack symptoms ■ Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck or back. ■ Feeling weak, lightheaded or faint. ■ Chest pain or discomfort. ■ Pain or discomfort in arms or shoulder. ■ Shortness of breath. If you think that you or someone you know is having a heart attack, call 911 immediately.

know their calcium score. The test is relatively inexpensive, as low as $99 in some hospitals and clinics. “The calcium score has been shown to be more valuable than the cholesterol score in inding coronary risk,” he said. “Some physicians had rather see your calcium score than your cholesterol numbers.” The overall efectiveness of heart scans is an area of controversy and many doctors and some health organizations do not suggest a CT heart scan as a primary tool for diagnosing heart attacks. However, the study last year by Johns Hopkins determined that the CT heart scan and its calcium score proved its effectiveness. “Calcium tests trump cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and other risk factors historically used in preventing heart attacks and deaths. We showed that by using only the traditional risk factors, we miss a signiicant percentage of individuals at high risk.” Dr. Young points out, however, that the CT heart scan, as efective as it may be, isn’t foolproof. She said a patient can have a calcium buildup without a major blockage and a patient can have a major blockage that doesn’t have calcium in it.

Tennessee Trails Association: Saturday, hike Tour de Wolf Trail — Shelby Farms Park. Meet 9 a.m. at Shelby Farms Visitor Center for a 6 mile easy hike. Trail is not paved, so wear sturdy shoes or boots. 901-755-5635. Polar Plunge: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 22 at YMCA at Schilling Farms, 1185 Schilling Blvd. E., Collierville. First 50 plungers with suggested minimum donation of $50 receive long sleeve T-shirt on day of plunge (no minimum donation required to plunge). Registration/ potluck 9:30 a.m. 901-8509622. Registration forms at: ymcamemphis.org. Move It Memphis 10K & 5K: 10 a.m. Saturday at FedExForum, 191 Beale. Registration: $35/10K, $25/5K by Friday, $40/$30 through Feb. 14; $45/$35 race day. moveitmemphis.racesonline. com. Call 901-274-2202. Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K Run/Walk: rescheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 22 at Bartlett Baptist Church, 3465 Kirby-Whitten Road, Bartlett. Preregistration: $20/individual or $30/per couple ($1 per person, $2 per couple MRTC discount). Race day: $25 per person or $35 per couple. valentinesdayrun. racesonline.com. HEALTH EVENTS Free blood pressure screenings at Fred’s Pharmacy: Available all month. Also, Fred’s has partnered with the American Heart Association to create a special freds.toolsfortheheart. org website that features a “My Life Check” evaluation. For more information, visit online: fredsmeds.com. Lifeblood Blood Drives: Sunday: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Church of the Holy Spirit, 2300 Hickory Crest Drive; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Germantown Presbyterian Church, 2363 S. Germantown Road, Germantown; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Highland Church of Christ, 400 N. Houston Levee Road, Cordova; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church, 507 Byhalia Road, Collierville; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. St. Brigid Catholic Church, 7801 Lowrance Road. “How Diabetes Afects Your Heart”: 5:30 p.m. Thursday seminar at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, 2986 Kate Bond Road, Bartlett. Free. Call 901-820-7022 to register. Family Caregiver Class: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Baptist Memorial HospitalMemphis (Education Seminar Room 2), 6027 Walnut Grove. The Healing Hearts Suicide Grief Support Group: 2-3 p.m. Sunday meeting at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 431 N. 16th St., Oxford, Miss. 662-701-7389. “Heart Healthy Eating and Cooking Demonstration”: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 18 seminar at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, 2986 Kate Bond Road, Bartlett. Free. Food choices that are good for your heart. Chef Bryan Black provides a cooking demonstration. 901-820-7022. “GunSafe” safety course: 6 p.m. Feb. 20 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. A Memphis Police Department oicer will teach your children gun safety. Course consists of four basic steps: “If you see a gun: STOP! Don’t touch. Leave the area. Tell an adult.” All ages welcome. Free gun locks available for adults to pick up. 901-259-4673. churchhealthcenter.org. Send health and itness calendar information to fason@ commercialappeal.com.

SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL-BARTLETT

STEMI program has hospital ready for heart attack patients By Marlon W. Morgan morgan@commercialappeal.com 901-529-2792

Johanna Deaton had been feeling bad for about a week. But during a New Year’s Day drive to the Bartlett Walmart on U.S. 64, she felt progressively worse, like she was going to faint. Deaton later learned she was having the most serious form of heart attack, a STEMI, in which one of her arteries was totally blocked. Fortunately for Deaton, Saint Francis HospitalBartlett had just launched its new STEMI program in December. She was the program’s first patient. STEMI is an acronym for

ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. “They took great care of me,” said Deaton, 59, of Bartlett. “I was very thankful it was right down the street.” Jeremy Clark, CEO of Saint Francis HospitalBartlett, said adding the STEMI program was the next step in the maturation of the 10-year-old hospital. Prior to the program, heart attack patients admitted there would be stabilized, then transported to Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis. Adding a STEMI program had been in the works for more than a year before it was inally launched Dec. 30, Clark said. First, the hospital

conducted countless hours of training and practicing and invested in the necessary technology. That technology included the installation of two state-of-the-art cardiac cath labs. “We know that there are many members of our community that need comprehensive cardiovascular care every day,” Clark said. “By investing in this program, we’re demonstrating that we’re committed to delivering this care to them.” Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 600,000 people die

Dr. Muhammad Janjua (center) uses state-ofthe-art imaging equipment that helps cardiologists at Saint Francis HospitalBartlett treat the most serious types of heart attacks. KAREN PULFER FOCHT THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL

annually from heart disease, or one in every four deaths. In the case of Deaton, she simply thought she was about to faint, something she had a tendency to do. Fortunately, the paramedics were called and quickly took her to Saint Francis. Once there, the STEMI team put its training into action. Cardiologist Muhammad Janjua of Saint Francis Cardiology Associates said one of the main ves-

sels supplying the interior wall of the heart was 100 percent blocked. Two stents were used to open the artery. The procedure was done in 62 minutes, far below the recommended timing guidelines of 90 minutes. Deaton said she immediately felt better. She was discharged after three days and now undergoes rehab three days a week at Saint Francis-Memphis. “I said, ‘Y’all were prob-

ably excited when I came in,’” Deaton told Janjua. “He said, ‘We were.’ They wanted to see how all their systems would work. They all communicated to each other very calmly. I felt safe.” Also in December, Saint Francis received its chest pain center accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, ensuring that the hospital is able to provide highquality cardiovascular care to the community.


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Sports CBHS 54, BRIARCREST 47

Bougher of old leads CBHS over Briarcrest By John Varlas varlas@commercialappeal.com 901-529-2350

For a good chunk of the season, the Christian Brothers basketball team was denied the services of the best player in Division 2-AA West. And it’s no coincidence that now with Josh Bougher playing like Josh Bougher once again, the Brothers are playing their best ball of the season. Bougher, the Brothers’ 6-3 senior guard, scored 14 of his 19 points in the second half Tuesday to lead CBHS to a 54-47 victory over visiting Briarcrest. The victory was the sixth in a row for the Brothers (16-11), but more importantly secured them the regular-season region championship. The Brothers wouldn’t have won without a strong efort from Bougher. The Tennessee Tech signee missed the irst 14 games of the season while recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and then

saw limited action in the next four contests as he worked to re-integrate himself back into the team. “Josh played like everyone expected with him being the top returning player in our league,” said CBHS coach Bubba Luckett. “It took him a while to get back not just physically but mentally. I think he’s just playing now and not thinking about his knee.” Said Bougher, “Seven months out of surgery ... it feels great. Briarcrest is a good team but we’re Brothers. We stick together and we trust each other.” Bougher had as many turnovers — ive — as he did points in the irst half, which ended with CBHS hanging on to a 28-25 lead. But he scored eight quick points early in the third to help the Brothers take control of the contest. “We got on him a little bit at halftime,” said Luckett. “He was holding onto the ball too long and giving the defense time to adjust.” The Brothers also got a

strong night from lightningquick sophomore point guard Undra Wilson, who scored 12 points and combined with Bougher to go 5 of 6 from the line in the closing seconds as CBHS extinguished the Saints’ hopes of a comeback. “I didn’t know what to expect from him coming into the season, but he’s turning into one of the elite point guards in this league,” said Bougher of Wilson. Luckett said the conidence the team has shown in Wilson — who goes from end to end with the ball as quickly as anyone in town — is paying of. “He’s emerging as a solid point guard,” he said. Gus Gran — who signed to play football at the University of Memphis on Monday — scored 17 points to lead the Saints, who fall to 18-9 on the year. Despite the loss, the Saints ended the regular season in second place in the league, a game ahead of Memphis University School, which defeated St. Benedict, 55-38 on Tuesday.

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Briarcrest’s Micah Thomas’ dunk over Christian Brothers’ Shun Alexander was a highlight for the Saints despite their 54-47 loss Tuesday night at CBHS.

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AT CORDOVA CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

106: Nicholas Carter (Cordova) pinned Jeremy Henson (Collierville), 1:58. 113: Alex Carroll (Bartlett) beat Dalton Ridling (Bolton), 6-0. 120: Bryce Dodson (Arlington) beat Mitchell Nguyen (Collierville), 7-3. 126: Grayson Young (Houston) beat Braun Stephens (Bartlett), 2-1. 132: Andrew Zarshenas (Arlington) pinned Diego Scott-McCabe (Collierville), 2:35. 138: Hunter Richardson (Collierville) beat Alaa Shihadeh (Houston), 11-7. 145: Seth Williams (Collierville) pinned Matthew Dale (Houston), 5:23. 152: Nathan Enzor (Arlington) beat Jason Cook (Millington), 9-6. 160: Matthew Mullins (Cordova) beat Kevin Reeves (Bartlett), 11-6. 170: Jefrey Houston (Germantown) beat Essex Ramsey (Brighton), 10-8. 182: Luke Walker (Millington) beat Cameron Tarver (Collierville), 6-0. 195: Tyree Daniels (Cordova) beat Irana Moore (East), 2:58. 220: Alexander Tekle (Houston) beat Nathan Hale (Collierville), 5-3. 285: Tres Ring (Collierville) pinned Quinton Harrison (Millington), 1:21. THIRD PLACE

106: Matthew Smolin (Houston) beat Jonathan Abel (Bolton), 8-6. 113: Alex Connell (Collierville) beat Samuel Greenberg (Houston), 12-4. 120: Travis Arthur (Houston) pinned Tyler Poe (Bartlett), 3:29. 126: William Perez (Kingsbury) beat Bailey Hulley (Arlington), 10-3. 132: David Thomas (Bartlett) beat Justin Taylor (Cordova), 11-4. 138: Jwohn Craft (Arlington) beat Marcus Sutton (Kingsbury), 6-1. 145: James Costner (Cordova) beat Josiah Miller (Germantown), 7-5. 152: Kris Bledsoe (Barlett) beat Ahmad Richardson (Cordova), 8-5. 160: Brandon Carmichael (Millington) beat Matt Wideman (Arlington), 12-4. 170: Grayson Yoder (Collierville) pinned Rayveon Hardin (Arlington), 2:41. 182: Cole Young (Houston) pinned Ismaeel Bayakly (Cordova) 0:31. 195: Ahmad Malawi (Kingsbury) pinned Nick Wilson (Bartlett), 3:39. 220: Kylan Gray (Arlington) beat John McDougal (Southwind), 5-4. 285: Radarius Anderson (East) pinned Justin Jones (Houston), 3:15.

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Collierville’s Seth Williams won the region title in the 145-pound division and helped the Dragons repeat as region champions.

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DRAGONS REPEAT Collierville edges Houston to win second straight individual regional title By Pete Wickham Special to The Weekly

The question that usually pops up around the Division 1 Region 8 Wrestling Championships is this: Is there one guy who can come out of the event and sneak a state championship back to Memphis. This year, actually, there may be three in the conversation. Three of the four area wrestlers whose names have shown up in the state rankings took care of business, capturing regional titles in dominating fashion in the weather-delayed event Sunday at Cordova. Cordova senior Nicholas Carter, the state’s top-ranked 106-pounder, stretched his record to 33-1 with a pair of irst-period pins. He’s met, and defeated, most of the other top-ranked wrestlers, so he’s going into state meet in Franklin with no trepidation. “The key is to have some experience against those guys and I know I can compete,” said Carter. Teammates Tyree Daniels (195) and Matthew Mullins (160) also won region titles. The sleeper in the crowd may be Collierville senior heavyweight Tres Ring. He went 2-0 in his matches at the state dual meet and pinned two opponents in this event. Ring, Seth Williams (145) and Hunter Richardson (138) claimed indi-

TEAM RESULTS

1. Collierville 187; 2. Houston 154; 3. Arlington 126; 4. Bartlett 122.5; 5. Cordova 117; 6. Millington 88; 7. Kingsbury 46; 8. East 45; Germantown 42; 10. Bolton 33.5; 11. Brighton 25.5; 12. Southwind 15; 13. Ridgeway 0. DIVISION 2 WEST REGION INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

AT ST. BENEDICT 106: Josh Adams (CBHS) pinned Trace Jenkins (SBA), 4:59. 113: Tanner Tidswell (CBHS) pinned Sam D`Andrea (SBA), 4:52. 120: Elijah Oliver (CBHS) pinned Morgan Green (SBA), 2:40. 126: Trevor Brown (CBHS) beat Ronson Marsh (SBA), 5-3. 132: Drew Nicholson (BCS) beat Drake Conine (SBA), 6-0. 138: Thomas Herrman (SBA) beat Connor Stewart (MUS), 6-5. 145: Paul Posey (CBHS) beat Michael Kelly (Fayette Academy), 9-2. 152: Bailey Wittman (CBHS) beat Nathan Martin (BCS), 5:26. 160: Dallas Broughton (CBHS) beat Griin Brown (SGIS), 5-2. 170: Nick Pope (BCS) beat Jake Lindow (SGIS), 12-6. 182: Noah Kurtz (SBA) pinned Nicholas Kilmer (BCS), 2:27. 195: Logan Reid (SBA) pinned Christopher Hollis (SGIS), 1:06. 220: Jeremy Brandon (CBHS) beat Tim Hart (MUS), 2-1. 285: D.J. Palmore (CBHS) beat Madison Malone (BCS), 7-3.

vidual titles to give the Dragons a 187-154 win over Houston in the team points race. The twotime regional champs will have an area-best 10 qualiiers at state this weekend. “Last week gave me some conidence, and it’s just a matter of keeping up the momentum,” said Ring (26-3), ranked No. 6 in the latest state polls. He is looking to go to the Naval Academy next season. “Tres has gone up against top guys and come up with wins, so he’s put himself irmly in the (championship) conversation,” said Dragons coach Tom Graham. Arlington junior Andrew Zarshenas (132), ranked ifth in his class, rolled up three pins on his way to the regional title and meet MVP honors. He takes a 29-4 record to state. Arlington inished third and had two other underclassmen claim championships, junior Nathan Enzor (152) and freshman Bryce Dodson (120). A young Houston squad will take nine wrestlers to state, led by two regional winners, senior Alexander Tekle (220) and sophomore Grayson Young (126), who took a 2-1 decision over Bartlett’s Braun Stephens in the meet’s outstanding match. Alex Carroll (113) won his class for the Panthers, who went to the state dual meet for

Collierville’s Hunter Richardson won the 138-pound region title.

the irst time last week. But Bartlett sophomore Kris Bledsoe (152), ranked sixth in the state, lost a two-point semiinal decision to Enzor and settled for third place. Millington’s Luke Walker (182) and Germantown’s Jeffrey Houston (170) also claimed individual titles. Bartlett coach Daniel Longo, whose team inished fourth in this event, was named Region Coach of the Year. Carter earned Wrestler of the Year and Dodson Freshman of the Year honors. In Division 2, defending state wrestling champion Christian Brothers dominated the West Region individual meet, win-

ning titles in nine of the 14 weight classes to claim the crown with a 258-208.5 victory over runner-up St. Benedict last Friday. Two-time state champion Elijah Oliver (120) led the way for the Brothers, who also got victories from Josh Adams (106), Tanner Tidswell (113), Trevor Brown (126), Paul Posey (145), Bailey Wittman (152), Dallas Broughton (160), Jeremy Brandon (220) and D.J. Palmore (285). The state individual tournaments take place ThursdaySaturday at the Williamson County Agricultural Exposition Center Arena in Franklin.

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Jackson, Tigers clamp down late on Bulldogs for win By Jason Smith smithjas@commercialappeal.com 901-529-5804

When the University of Memphis needed to buckle down defensively in a game it desperately needed to win against No. 23-ranked Gonzaga, senior Joe Jackson came up big last Saturday night at FedExForum. The 6-1 Jackson’s blocked shot at the rim on 7-1 Gonzaga sophomore center Przemek Karnowski lit a second-half ire under No. 24-ranked Memphis, which scored the inal 10 points to beat the Bulldogs 60-54 before an announced crowd of 18,248. Memphis outscored Gonzaga 29-12 over the inal 13½ minutes after Jackson’s highlight-reel block, which came after Karnowski had gotten behind Tigers sophomore forward Shaq Goodwin with 13:41 left and went up for a dunk. Jackson, on his 22nd birthday, rotated over, launched toward the rim

and blocked Karnowski’s dunk attempt, igniting his team and a FedExForum crowd coach Josh Pastner said was the loudest in his ive seasons as head coach. “I just congratulated him because he really saved me on that one,” Goodwin said of Jackson. “I had a bad gamble for the ball. Joe had great rotation and a great jump to block the shot, which really sparked our run. “I feel like we really picked up on the energy after that. Once you see one of your players make a big-time play like that, you can’t do nothing but play hard.” In a slowdown game in which the pace favored Gonzaga, the Tigers found a way to win ugly, picking up their third victory this season over a top-25 opponent, this time after trailing by as many as 12 in the second half. It was the 100th career win for Jackson and fellow senior guard Chris Crawford, and one the Tigers

Memphis’ Michael Dixon (left) drives to the basket against Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski (left) during first half action at FedExForum. Dixon scored 11 points in the 60-54 victory over the Bulldogs. MARK WEBER THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL

needed, since they came in 2-5 this season against top-50 RPI opponents. Gonzaga entered the game with an RPI of 24. “It’s great, man,” Jackson said of career victory No. 100. “I get a chance to enjoy it with my teammates in Memphis. This city, I know they’re probably pumped and happy that we got that win.

“Just to have that 100th win under the belt, not too many people can say that they won that many games.” The Tigers (18-5) were trailing 54-50 with less than three minutes left when Goodwin converted a reverse to spark a 10-0 run. Senior guard Michael Dixon Jr. added four points during the run, including

the go-ahead bucket with 1:11 left. Goodwin and Jackson finished with 10 points apiece. Goodwin added eight of Memphis’ 44 rebounds as the Tigers punished Gonzaga on the offensive glass (20-8). Dixon and Crawford each scored 11 points for Memphis, which held a Gonzaga team that came

in ranked second nationally in 3-point ield-goal percentage (. 418) to 12.5-percent shooting from deep (2 of 16). “Joe Jackson’s block on the 7-footer gave us the spark that we needed to pull of the win. That block started the run we needed,” Pastner said. “Maybe the losses to SMU, Connecticut or even Cincinnati gave us what we needed to pull out the win tonight. When a team makes a run against us, we cannot allow it to avalanche. Tonight was the irst time since Orlando (in the Old Spice Classic) that we did not let the game avalanche over our team.” Gonzaga (21-4) got 18 points from forward Sam Dower and 12 apiece from Karnowski and guard Gerard Coleman. Memphis scored just 12 irst-half points in the paint with Karnowski (three blocks) clogging up the middle and shot just 26.5 percent in the irst half.


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ACADEMIC ALL-STARS

Gage Evans First Assembly Christian School Mathematics

About Academic All-Stars

Gage, a senior, is able to balance a challenging class schedule with many extracurricular and leadership positions. He holds a 4.38 weighted grade point average and scored 28 on the ACT with a near perfect 35 on the math portion of the test. He represents the school in the American Math Exam competition each year and was approved to take the mathematics-based senior physics class during his junior year where he took top honors with a 100 average. Currently, he has a 101 average in Advanced Placement Calculus. As an outstanding student, Gage has earned membership in Mu Alpha Theta, Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society, the National Thespian Society and the National Honor Society. In his “free time,” he is the “go to” guy for many of his classmates as a volunteer math tutor. He also is captain of the varsity soccer team and a senior representative for the Student Government Association. Gage has taught English as a Second Language to refugees from various nations on a regular basis throughout high school. He donates manual labor every summer in urban areas and serves as a mentor for younger students.

Brittany Colyer Olive Branch High School Mathematics Brittany, a senior, is an excellent mathematics student who plans to double major in math and science in college. She holds a 4.31 weighted grade point average and scored 28 on the ACT. She currently ranks ninth in a class of 262 seniors. As a sophomore, she participated in the Blue Mountain College’s Math & Science Tournament. She will participate in Moody’s Mega Math Challenge (a 14 hour national math competition) in March. She is a three-year member of Mu Alpha Theta, the math honor society and participates in peer tutoring regularly. Currently enrolled in AP Calculus, Brittany has taken a course load filled with AP classes. She has been tapped for membership in the National Honor Society, Beta Club, National French Honor Society and Interact. She earned the top score at her school on the National French Exam. She is the Historian and President of the Fellowship Committee of the French Honor Society. On campus, Brittany participates in the campus clean-up program, blood drives, tutoring and annual Halloween carnival. She also volunteers through pet adoptions and Toys for Tots.

Garret Sullivan Memphis University School Mathematics Garret, a senior, is an enthusiastic and creative mathematics student, who continuously takes the most challenging classes offered. He has taken 29 Advanced Placement, Honors or Honors Accelerated courses. He holds a 5.53 weighted grade point average and scored a perfect 36 on the ACT and a near perfect 2360 on the SAT. He has been named an AP Scholar with Distinction, earning perfect scores on every AP exam he has taken. A member of the Cum Laude Society and a National Merit Semifinalist, Garret won first place in the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association Contest three years in a row with perfect scores in Algebra II, Precalculus and Calculus. He also has ranked among the top five students in the state at the UT Pro2Serve Mathematics Contest. He earned the prestigious Yale Book Award and earned first place on the American Chemistry Society exam. He is a four-time Gold Medalist on the National Latin Exam. Garret volunteers by helping to run the numerous academic bowls and competitions hosted by the school, including the MUS Quiz Bowl, MathCounts Competition and the new Math Contest.

Amir Raheem Collierville High School Mathematics Amir, a senior, demonstrates excellence not only in mathematics but also in all academic fields. He holds a 4.2 weighted grade point average and scored 33 on the ACT with a 34 on the math section of the test. He has an advanced understanding of mathematics combined with superior comprehension skills. He welcomes the opportunity and challenge of applying the science of mathematics to everyday situations. He attended the Tennessee Governor’s School for Emerging Technologies and participated in PUMaC, a competition run by the Princeton University Math Club. Having distinguished himself by pursuing a rigorous academic schedule, including 12 AP classes, Amir has been named an AP Scholar. He has served as secretary and vice president of the Model UN Club and is a member of the Cum Laude Society, ACT 30 and Above Club, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Honors Academy/Emerging Leaders Program and the Math Team. Amir co-founded a chapter of the National Science Honor Society and serves as president. He also was a founding member of the Technology Student Association. He competed in the UT Pro2Serve Math Contest and represented the school as part of the Math Bowl Team at UT Knoxville.

Maggie Myers Immaculate Conception High School Mathematics Maggie, a senior, is a natural and intuitive mathematician. She holds a 4.28 weighted grade point average and scored 30 on the ACT. She is vice president of Mu Alpha Theta, the math honor society, and is a consistent member of the Summa Cum Laude Honor Roll. She has successfully completed almost every AP or Honor course offered at her school. On her own initiative, she sought and completed on-line credit courses in Latin. She currently is completing Dual Enrollment Calculus through Christian Brothers University. As a member of Mu Alpha Theta, Maggie tutors students on various math subjects including preparation for the ACT and SAT. She is valued for her clarity of explanation and her ability to tutor in an easy going, nonintimidating style. She was selected to participate in UTHSC’s Summer Science Institute, a two-week program of classroom lectures, career workshops and community service projects through St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Maggie has participated in three Outward Bound leadership programs and wilderness expeditions. These experiences have made working with troubled youth a priority in her life. She also volunteers with homeless families.

Seth Rowland Brighton High School Mathematics Seth, a senior, is a top student who excels in the study of mathematics. He holds a 3.86 grade point average and scored 31 on the ACT. He currently is taking Dual Enrollment Calculus and earned a 94 average for the first semester. As a junior, he earned college credit for Pre-Calculus and finished with a 99 average. Tops in every area of study, Seth has received the Cardinal Academic Excellence Award for each year of high school. He also earned second place overall at the Dyersburg State Community College math competition and advanced to the second round of the Moody’s Mega Math Challenge. Seth is vice president of Mu Alpha Theta, the math honor society, and a member of the Student Council, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), National Honor Society, and the school’s Knowledge Bowl Team. Seth says, “My initiative and ambition drive me to achieve success in all aspects of my life.” He is active in the community and volunteers with the Toys for Tots program and Relay for Life.

Now in its 8th year, the Academic All-Stars program identiies and recognizes high school students in the Memphis metro area for their excellence in academics, leadership and community service. Each week during the school year, six to seven Academic All-Stars are proiled in The Commercial Appeal. Winners are selected by geographic areas that include Bartlett, Cordova, Fayette County, Germantown, Collierville, DeSoto County, Millington, Tipton County, Whitehaven, South Memphis, East Memphis, Midtown and Downtown Memphis. There are 10 categories of achievement: Art, Drama & Speech, English & Literature, Foreign Language, General Scholarship, Mathematics, Music, Science, Social Sciences & History, and Career-Technical. The Commercial Appeal compiles the nominations submitted by schools. Representatives from area universities judge the student resumes and select the award recipients. For more information, call or email Mary Lou Brown, Community Relations Manager for The Commercial Appeal at 901-529-2508 or brownmarylou@commercialappeal.com


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Pets GERMANTOWN

PETS OF THE WEEK

Animal Shelter improvement and expansion plans approved By Marlon W. Morgan

HUMANE SOCIETY Name: Banana Age: 1 year Breed:

Name: Yanni Age: 7 months Breed: Silver

Shepherd mix

and white tabby

Description:

Description:

Does best as an only dog.

Extremely loving, playful.

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For anyone walking into the Germantown Animal Shelter, it’s immediately apparent that the 33-yearold structure has not aged well. The leaky roof of the shelter is undergoing repairs. Wooden doors and door frames are rotting. The floors are in desperate need of replacement. In addition, the facility at 7700 Southern is simply too small for current operations. To deal with the problems, the city Board of Mayor and Aldermen earlier this week approved $300,000 worth of capital improvements for the shelter, which will complete the first phase of the project. “It’s a long-overdue reality,” said Bruce Tillman, assistant director of public services. The building, which was built in 1981, is undergoing a roof replacement to repair a major leak. That’s just one of the many included projects that have Tillman and animal services manager Alina Lesniak excited. About half of the budget will go toward adding 630

GERMANTOWN ANIMAL SHELTER Name: Oliver Age: 1 year Breed: Domestic

Name: Clover Age: 6 months Breed: Terrier

short hair

mix

Description:

Description:

Brown and very sweet.

Has white mittens.

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Animal services manager Alina Lesniak talks to Wes and Mindy Singleton of Cordova as they get acquainted with Katie, a CorgiChihuahua mix, on Feb. 5 at the Germantown Animal Shelter.

square feet of space to the west side of the building. That space will include an intake area for new pet arrivals, a wash-up area and a training room. One of the most important features will be the addition of a new ventilation system that will have two separate HVAC systems, which will help combat disease transfer. Lesniak is equally excited about the cosmetic changes the facility will undergo. “Cosmetically, it’ll look nicer,” Lesniak said. “People really respond to that a lot more when they see

animals in a nicer environment.” Design plans are being completed for Phase 1, and once they are done, the bidding process will take place. The last renovations at the shelter were conducted in 1999, when a larger cat room was added, along with a socialization room and a veterinary room. For the fiscal year 2015, Tillman said the shelter will ask the city for about $400,000 for a Phase 2 that will include a new isolation room, more storage space, and a new outdoor dog runs.

COLLIERVILLE SHELTER Name: Grayce Age: 3 1/2 years Breed: Domestic

Name: Danny Boy Age: 2 years

Breed:

long hair

Doberman

Description:

Description:

Wonderful lap cat.

He loves people.

The Humane Society, 935 Farm Road, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information on adoptable pets, the Collierville Animal Shelter, 603 E. South St., is open 1-4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The Germantown Animal Shelter, 7700 Southern, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Humane Society photos by Phillip Van Zandt Photography.

WOMEN’S CLUB GIVES DONATION

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Collierville Women’s Club members Jefrelyn Arterburn, Jeanette Taylor, Martha Claxton, Pat McGovern, Vee Mechsner and Judy Hofman present a check to Nina Wingield (right), director of the Collierville Animal Shelter. The club is proud to support this organization and Wingield in her educational eforts.

Shelter’s silent auction set for Saturday T he Ger m a ntow n Animal Shelter will have its second annual silent auction Saturday, from 5-7 p.m., at the Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike. Items guests can bid on include original artwork,

sports memorabilia, gifts for your pets and more. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the event and can be purchased at the Germantown Animal Shelter, 7700 Southern Ave., or by calling Steve

Morlet at 901-251-1549 or Barbara Montgomery at 901-754-6091. Light refreshments will be served. All proceeds go to support the improvement of the Germantown Animal Shelter.

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GERMANTOWN

A R O U N D CO L L I E RV I L L E

Entertainers needed for Fair on the Square

Entertainers are needed for Collierville’s Fair on the Square May 3-4. To sign up, email Karen Ray at kitzray@gmail.com. The last day to sign up is March 29.

Play auditions

Auditions for the Collierville Arts Council’s next production, “Bye Bye Birdie” will be Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Harrell Theatre. Needed are adults and teens — 13 years old and up — and one male child between 8 to 10 years old. Rehearsals begin April 30.

Included among the honorees of the White and Gold Ball in Greenwood, Miss., were, Elizabeth Scott Wicklife of Germantown and page Hardy Lott Franklin of Tunica, Miss.

Chamber Music Series

DEBUTANTE

Wicklife, others, take part in ball By Jo Alice Darden Special to The Weekly

The Southern Debutante Assembly held its White and Gold Ball at the Greenwood Country Club in Greenwood, Miss. Eighteen debutantes, including Germantown’s Elizabeth Scott Wicklife, were presented to the society. Flickering candles in hurricane lamps lined the drive to the clubhouse entrance. Twinkle lights entwined matching topiary lanking the double-door entry and the pine garland framing the entry. Matching sprays of white tuberoses, Fuji mums, antique hydrangeas, genestra and silver dollar eucalyptus were displayed on the doors. Members of the assembly’s Governing Board greeted the honorees’ guests entering the foyer. Several hundred attended from around Mississippi and other states. On opposite sides of the foyer, consoles held matching arrangements of porcelana roses, white tuberoses, hydrangeas, bells of Ireland, dendrobium orchids, genestra and Australian eucalyptus in silver urns that were uplit by votive candles. The honorees were presented before a massive arrangement of white stargazer lilies, tuberoses, gladioli, bells of Ireland, grandee blanca roses, genestra, pussy willow and grevellia displayed in a silver-gilt garden urn atop a luted terra cotta pedestal. At the opposite end of the ballroom, the debutantes took their places on a dais in front of a garden trellis lined with smilax and twinkle lights. The oicers of the Cavaliers were introduced to the assembled guests. Serving this year were Walker McShan Benz, Earnest Zachariah Davis, David Lyon Glenn and Claude McWilliams Mapp Jr. Hugh Anslum Warren III introduced the master of ceremonies for the presentation, William Clif Heaton. Throughout the presentation and introduction of the honorees, The Sessions played traditional favorites. The band later played for dancing during the appointed hours. Following the presentation, the honorees and their guests enjoyed dancing and visiting at tables positioned around the ballroom loor at the White and Gold Ball. In a separate area of the clubhouse, Johnny Jennings played current favorite tunes as the pages and page escorts enjoyed refresh ments, da ncing and visiting. Tables skirted in holiday linens were positioned around the dance loor and centered with arrangements of greenery. Jo Alice Darden is the publicity chair for the Southern Debutante Assembly.

COURTESY OF THE GERMANTOWN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Pianist Lang Lang will perform at the Germantown Performing Arts Center’s 20th anniversary international festival.

A world of celebration GPAC recognizes 20 years with daylong international festival of music and food By Jon W. Sparks Special to The Commercial Appeal

The Germantown Performing Arts Center can thank the “Tom and Jerry” cartoon for iguring out how to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The venue opened in 1994 and has brought dozens of national and international acts to town. In September, it’s bringing classical piano sensation Lang Lang to perform at GPAC’s 20th anniversary international festival. The 31-year-old Chinese pianist has become something of a superstar, performing worldwide with great orchestras, but also doing a bit with Metallica at last month’s Grammy Awards. Lang Lang has had other American pop culture inluences. He’s said that when he was 2 and living in Shenyang, China, he saw the “Tom and Jerry” episode “The Cat Concerto” that had Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. That, he has said, inspired him to learn piano. He won’t be doing Liszt or Metallica, however, when he comes to Germantown on Sept. 20. He’ll perform Bach’s Italian Concerto, Tchaikovsky’s Seasons and Chopin’s Four Scherzos for piano. His performance and the global lavor of the festival recognize the increasingly international population here. “We’ve been successful at presenting international artists in dance and music,” says Paul Chandler, executive director at GPAC. “We’ve packed houses with the Black Watch from Scotland, the Russian National Ballet, Ravi Shankar and Tango Buenos Aires.”

GERMANTOWN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL Tickets will be available irst to IRIS subscribers at the orchestra’s Feb. 22 concert. On March 1, they will be available to the public. Prices start at $100 plus a handling fee. For ticket information, contact the GPAC box oice at 901-751-7500, or visit gpacweb.com.

Another reason to bring in a classical musician is in recognition of the IRIS Orchestra, which has been performing almost exclusively at GPAC for 15 years. Under the direction of founding artistic director and principal conductor Michael Stern, IRIS has brought in world-class guest performers, including Yo-Yo Ma, Gil Shaham, Midori and Andre Watts. Violinist Joshua Bell returns in April to perform with the orchestra. “We also wanted an international theme,” Chandler says, “because GPAC’s irst act in 1994 was global icon Ray Charles. So why not?” The daylong festival includes a “Taste of Europe” program by chef José Gutierrez of River Oaks Restaurant, a world bazaar with food and beverages, a world music program directed by jazz singer Joyce Cobb, performances by the GPAC Youth Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Pu-Qi Jiang, and a visual art exhibition and artist reception.

The Chamber Music Series presented by Collierville United Methodist Church at the historic Sanctuary on the Square will resume Feb. 23. The musical guests will be Carole Blankenship and Thomas Bryant.

YMCA Polar Plunge

The YMCA at Schilling Farms will have its Polar Plunge Feb. 22 at 10:30 a.m. Proceeds beneit before and aftercare, summer day camp, swim lessons and memberships for families and individuals with inancial needs. There is no minimum donation required to participate. Registration forms are available at the Y or at ymcamemphis.org. A R O U N D G E R M A N T OW N

AARP driver course

An AARP Smart Driver course will be held at Germantown United Methodist Church March 10-11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be no driving or written test. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. To reserve a seat, call Ray Malone at 901309-5966.

Garden talks

Learn the best methods of organic pest management from Farm Park staf and Master Gardeners Feb. 21 The free class is 10-11:30 a.m. at the Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Road.

‘Quiet Day for Women’

St. George’s Episcopal Church will host its “Quiet Day for Women” Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $20 and includes breakfast snack and lunch. The meditation leader will be Noble Walker.

WW II vets meeting

The World War II veterans’ group will meet Feb. 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Germantown Baptist Church. The speaker will be Dennis Criscuolo. Call 901-2997516 for information.\

COMMUNITY SNAPSHOTS

Members from the Collierville Women’s Club presented a check to Rebecca Priddy (second from left), a teacher at Sycamore Elementary School. This donation is for a Promethean Board for the functioning skills class.

Marie Pizano, CEO/founder of MVP3 Entertain, spoke to the members of the Rotary Club of Germantown. MVP3 acts as the umbrella organization that includes JND Films, UROC Records/Publishing. As CEO, Pizano helps guide the careers of musical talent, producers, ilm directors, writers and actors. Recently she launched a YouTube web series called, “The MVP3 TV SHOW.” Presenting the Rotary Club banner to Pizano is President Mable Barringer and Bob Mills. The Rotary Club of Germantown meets every Wednesday at noon at TPC Southwind Country Club. For more information on Rotary, call Vijay Surpuriya at 901-210-6039. The special guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Germantown was Paul Chandler, executive director of the Germantown Performing Arts Center. He told the members and guests about the upcoming season and talked about the cooperation between GPAC, the Kiwanis Club and Germantown Community Theatre in presenting the Rising Stars/Young Artist Concert, which will be held March 2 at GPAC.

In December, Central Defense Security employees (from left) Ken Moody, Betsy Bauman, Jerrica Love, Jason King of Collierville and Chassity PointerGibson of Collierville, met at FedExFamilyHouse to prepare sausage balls and bake an assortment of cookies for families of patients receiving treatment at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.


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who appeals to you today might not catch your eye in a few months. If you are attached, the two of you will be more upbeat than you have been if you make an effort to make each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life easier. CANCER is far too emotional for you.

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Bird enthusiasts can take part in annual count this weekend Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Your creativity will appear to be endless, which could excite many people. You know what is going on behind the scenes. Tonight: Kick up your heels.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; You must step up to the plate to hit a home run. Others will follow your lead and succeed. You might be overly concerned about your responsibilities. Tonight: A must appearance.

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