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MUS, C’ville seniors honored Two area seniors earn Presidential Scholars By Lela Garlington email@example.com 901-529-2349
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The Tennessee Girls Lacrosse Association state championship game last Saturday at Hutchison came down to a matchup of two local teams — Hutchison, the 3-time defending state champ and upstart Houston. The Sting struggled early, but pulled away for a 17-2 victory and their fourth straight state title.
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There have been many words used to describe the Hutchison girls lacrosse team over the last several seasons. But the one that its best would be “dynasty.” The host Sting won its fourth consecutive Tennessee Girls Lacrosse Association state championship in impressive fashion INSIDE Saturday, overcoming a slow start beMore photos fore pulling away for a 17-2 victory from last over Houston. Saturday’s state The victory caps a 22-0 season lacrosse final. 13 for Hutchison, which has won 42 straight games overall. “It’s bittersweet,” said Stanford-bound senior Sandy Smith, who had three goals Saturday. “We’ve worked really hard to make this the best season. And we’re all really good friends, on an of the ield.” Added Loring Gearhardt, a Johns Hopkins signee who ended her prep career with a four-goal afternoon,
Hutchison players hoist the state lacrosse championship trophy for the fourth consecutive year after last Saturday’s win.
“From Day 1 of our freshman year, we’ve worked so hard and now it’s inally complete. I’m just so excited right now.”
Two local seniors are among the 141 students nationally who will be honored as 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars. Collierville High’s Kevin Sun and Memphis University School’s William Lamb of Memphis are among four scholars in Tennessee. The other state winners are Kevin Joyce B. Kang Sun of Brentwood Hig h nea r Nashville and Thomas L . West of McCallie School in Chattanooga. The students, select- William ed from 3,900 Lamb candidates among this year’s 3 million graduates, will receive their Presidential Scholar Medallions during a June 22 ceremony in Washington. When Sun got word that he had won, he double-checked online to make sure it wasn’t a mistake. The son of Chao Sun and Ying Zhang, both IT program developers, plans to attend Princeton University and major in electrical engineering. Sun and Lamb each scored a perfect 5 on their Advanced Placement exams. Sun is a co-valedictorian of his class, with a 4.65 grade-point average. Lamb has a 5.38 GPA.
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After her mother died two years ago, Hannah Kirkland gradually found hope and healing with other kids her age and with counselors at Camp Good Grief. She still misses her mom, Margaret Kirkland, and still writes her letters. And now, Hannah, 13, and others are paying it forward to others who are facing similar losses. The former Camp Good Grief campers spent a recent Saturday planting ornamental grass, begonias and ivy for patients at Bap-
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Madison Ginnio (center) and other kids who attended Camp Good Grief clean out garden beds at the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief and the Baptist Trinity Hospice House in Collierville.
Collierville where they have all spent considerable time dealing with their grief. The center ofers free grief counseling to any adult or child who has lost a close family member. Olive Vaughn, 79, of Marked Tree, Arkansas, watched from her hus-
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Schools to split $52.2M for upgrades By Kyle Veazey firstname.lastname@example.org 901-529-2799
The County Commission on Monday approved a capital spending plan for Shelby County Schools that carved out an additional $4.8 million for schools that will soon be part of the new municipal districts. By a vote of 8-3, the commission approved a proposal from Commissioner Mike Ritz in which a total of $52.2 million will be spent on capital requests out of the current iscal year budget. That’s $47.4 million for current and future SCS
schools — almost all that the system asked for in its original $51.6 million request. Ritz, Steve Basar, Walter Bailey, Terry Roland, Henri Brooks, Melvin Burgess, Mark Billingsley and Chris Thomas voted for the plan. Justin Ford, James Harvey and Sidney Chism voted against it. Heidi Shafer abstained and Steve Mulroy was not present. Ritz’s proposal includes 10 projects in all of the future suburban districts except for Millington, where a roof replacement for Millington High was already planned.
GRIEF from 1 see the care the teens put in their work. “I thought about what wonderful parents that they must have. I wanted to bow to the parents,” Olive Vaughn said. Until a reporter told her, she didn’t know that the teens had sufered their own losses with the death of a parent or sibling. “I just love those kids,” she said. “Their actions show that they care. I
SCHOLARS from 1 “I have worked with many brilliant students in my career, but Kevin stands out as one of the most accomplished and humble,” said Carolyn Comella, Collierville High director of college advising. Lamb, who scored a perfect 36 on his ACT exams, plans to attend Pomona College in California, where he will major in math, science and robotics. “To be recognized by
Ten projects for schools that will soon be part of municipal districts were given funding Monday by the County Commission: ■ rivercrest elementary, Bartlett, re-rooing, $990,000 ■ arlington elementary, hVaC replacement, $300,000 ■ arlington elementary, cafeteria and kitchen re-rooing, $40,000 ■ arlington elementary, hVaC controls, $88,000 ■ arlington high, painting, $342,000 ■ arlington high, gym re-rooing, $80,000 ■ Collierville high, re-rerooing, $1 million ■ Farmington elementary, Germantown, window replacement, $975,000 ■ lakeland elementary, re-rooing, $750,000 ■ lakeland elementary, replace 83 hVaC units, $240,000 Note: a $1.1 million roof for Millington high was already included in the Shelby County Schools’ earlier funding request.
LACROSSE Smith, Gearhardt, Chloe Duke (Johns Hopkins), Lauren Atkins, Parker Tenet, Shelton Wittenberg and Carolyn Kelley formed a senior class that went 83-3 over their four years. “I’m excited, but I’m sad,” said Sting coach Sam Ziegler. “These seniors have contributed so much and I’m already thinking about next year and how much we’re going to miss them.” But while the seniors played huge roles in Hutchison’s run to the title, the Sting’s prodigious underclass talent was on display as well. Eighth-grader Elizabeth Farnsworth scored four goals and assisted on two, while freshman Griffin Gearhardt had three goals. Sophomore Jennie Davis had an excellent game in goal, especially early on when Hutchison was having trouble putting shots on target. “Wasn’t she amazing?,” said Loring Gearhardt of Davis. “We’re lucky to have her for the next two years.” Hutchison was leading only 1-0 deep into the irst half. But they closed with ive goals in the last six minutes to lead 6-0 at halftime and continued to pour it on after the break. After their slow start, the Sting made 16 of its last 23 shots. “It think it was more what we weren’t doing,” said Ziegler. “We weren’t catching or connecting but once we started getting downield, the diference was night and day.” Houston, which ends the year 17-6, didn’t score until Abigail Fuller got one with 10:40 left in the game. Olivia Flynn scored late and goaltender Lauren Lazure made several key stops to give Houston its chances in the irst half. “My gosh, I’m just so proud of the way we pulled together,” said Houston coach Paige Michael, whose team battled through a variety of injury problems to reach that championship game for the irst time in school history. “When it was still 1-0 (in the irst half) I thought if we could have gotten a goal it would have given us a boost.”
The vote marked an end to a bumpy path for SCS’ capital-improvement requests. SCS had originally sought $51.6 million, but Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell’s administration proposed funding $13.9 million, saying the rest of the requests should be evaluated further and funded based on a study of priorities. SCS Supt. Dorsey Hopson praised the “spirit of collaboration” between school and municipal interests and the commission, but said there was much work to go. “We have so many needs — even with the vote today, we still have so many more,” he said.
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Dana Schillawski helps her mother, Joyce Aliperti, 85, at Page Robbins Adult Day Care Services in Collierville. Schillawski has been the primary caregiver for her mother since she developed signs of dementia 3½ years ago. She takes her mother to Page Robbins four days a week, which eases her own stress.
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Dana Schillawski of Germantown felt guilty about putting her mother in an adult day care center for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s. “It was like sending a child of to day care,” she said. “Are you ready to let go?” But she quickly found on the two days her mother, Joyce Aliperti, was at Page Robbins Adult Day Services in Collierville, that Aliperti enjoyed making new friends. And over time Schillawski’s own health improved when she didn’t feel as much stress from being a round-the-clock caregiver. For the past 18 months, Aliperti has been going to the center four days a week from about 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. “If we didn’t have Page Robbins, we would have probably put my mother in a nursing home. It’s been a godsend,” said Schillawski, 51, who worked in sales for 20 years before becoming a full-time caregiver 3½ years ago to her mother and her two teenage stepsons.
A recent study published online in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that family caregivers show an increase in the beneicial stress hormone DHEAS on days when they use an adult day care service for their relatives with dementia. Researchers at Pennsylvania State University and the University of Texas at Austin found that DHEA-S is associated with better long-term health. “This is one of the irst studies to show that DHEA-S can be modiied by an intervention, which, in our case, was the use of an adult day care service,” said Steven Zarit, professor of human development and family studies at Penn State. “We know that caregivers are at increased risk of illness, because of the long hours of care they provide and the high levels of stress,” Zarit explained. “These indings suggest that use of adult day care services may protect caregivers against the harmful efects of stress associated with giving care to someone with dementia.” DHEA-S he said, “helps calm the stress response down, pre-
vents tissue damage, and leads to a positive mood. In chronic stress situations, DHEA-S is depleted and cannot do this protective job.” Schillawski, who didn’t participate in the study, said the time away from her mother “gives me a break during the day. It deinitely helps. I’m not worried about her.” Because her mother has chronic bronchitis, she said, “If she starts coughing, her coughing can turn into choking. That irst and second week (of her being at Page Robbins), I was constantly listening for her cough even though she wasn’t here.” Schillawski also found the constant stress was jeopardizing her own health: “My whole body ached. I felt like I had the lu.” When her doctor ran blood tests on her hormones, he told her, “I can’t believe you can walk or even function.” Schillawski had a dormant thyroid disorder that she had kept at bay by eating healthy and exercising. Herbie Krisle, executive director of Page Robbins is not surprised by the study’s results. “We have long known that caregivers beneit from their loved ones attending an adult day service program,” he said.
Collierville school oicials recently announced new principals to head Collierville High and Collierville Elementary. Chip Blanchard, who has worked for the past year as the Collierville Middle School principal, will be moving up to take over at Collierville High after Russell Dyer left to become the Collierville School District’s human resources director. Melissa McConnell has been selected to head Collierville Elementary, whose previous principal, Louise Claney, is now the director of curriculum and accountability. Blanchard, 35, and McConnell, 39, have worked their way up in the ranks within the Shelby County Schools system. Both will start their new jobs at the end of this school year.
Library expansion, courier service OK’d
Collierville has plans for a library expansion, renewing the private contract and adding extra work for couriers to deliver books and materials to teachers at the eight municipal schools in Collierville. The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved a $75,000 contract Monday night with Haizlip Studio and up to $3,000 in expenses. Friends of the Collierville Burch Library pledged $25,000 toward the design contract with the town picking up the remaining $50,000 cost. Town oicials want Haizlip Studio to seek community input and analyze the library’s needs and lay the groundwork for a $4 million expansion. Since Collierville Burch Library opened in March 2001, the town’s population has jumped by 47 percent. Collierville library director Deanna Britton said teachers are excited: “It’s not for their personal reading,” she stressed. “It’s to support them in their classrooms.”
WEEKLY would love to know each one of them.” Hannah, a seventhgrader at White Station Middle School, attended Camp Good Grief last fall. During the three-day camp, she talked openly about her feelings with others experiencing the same loss she had. “I can’t usually do that with my friends,” she said. While wanting to maintain the camp contacts she made, she can’t wait to attend the next Camp Good Grief as a junior counselor. our government is a humbling experience for a high school student,” Lamb said. Brian K. Smith, director of MUS college counseling, noted Lamb’s tenacity and accomplishments: “Having battled a serious heart condition throughout most of his high school career, William remained on top of his academic work despite what others might consider insurmountable circumstances.” “We’re excited and happy,” said Lamb’s mother, Micki Lamb, a former
“We know what it’s like to lose someone at a younger age,” she explained. “I think it’s cool that we’re going to be helping younger kids who have lost their parents. It helps us to help them.” Angela Hamblen, the center’s director, is overseeing the new “1520” group in which members must be at least 13, have attended Camp Good Grief in the past and are in a good place with their own grief and making smart choices in their lives. teacher. During the past four years when her son would miss weeks of school, she said, “There were times when he’d have eight hours of homework at night to make up his work.” Heart surgery was the solution to his ordeal, but the operation convinced the student — whose father, John Lamb, is a pharmacist — that he didn’t want to be a doctor. “Getting stuck over 70 times with needles convinced me medicine is probably out,” he joked.
Germantown Police reports MAY 5
■ oicers initiated a traic stop and arrested an adult male found to be in possession of marijuana at poplar and poplar estates at 3:57 p. m. oicers arrested a juvenile male for ighting and found him in possession of marijuana in the 1600 block of hearty oaks at 6:57 p.m. ■ Three vehicles collided causing no injuries at Germantown road and wolf river Boulevard at 7:15 a.m. MAY 6
■ Two vehicles collided causing no injuries at winchester and Forest hill irene at 6:07 a.m. ■ Two vehicles collided causing no injuries at kimbrough and poplar at 8:20 a.m. ■ Two vehicles collided causing no injuries in the 7600 block of west Farmington at 12:30 p.m. ■ Two vehicles collided causing no injuries at kirby and Bauxhall at 2:51 p.m. MAY 7
■ Someone forced entry through a window on the front door and took antiques in the 7600 block of poplar pike at 9:42 a.m. ■ Victim reported that
someone took her makeup bag containing cash in the 7600 block of poplar pike at 11 a.m. ■ Someone took cash and a cellphone in the 2100 block of S. Germantown road at 3:02 p.m. ■ Victim was pushed to the ground and her purse, luggage and their contents were taken in the 9100 block of winchester road at 9:39 p.m. ■ Two vehicles collided causing no injuries in the 2000 block of west Street at 7:50 p.m. ■ Two vehicles collided causing no injuries at wolf river Drive and wolf river Circle at 10:53 p.m. MAY 8
■ Someone entered a home under construction and cut pipes causing the home to lood, damaging the interior in the 2200 block of Turpin’s Glen at 11 a.m. ■ Victim reported that her neighbor is following and harassing her in the 6500 block of S. poplar woods Circle at 7:52 p.m. ■ Two vehicles collided causing no injuries at kimbrough and wolf river Boulevard at 11:38 a.m. ■ Two vehicles collided causing no injuries at west Farmington Boulevard at 3:35 p.m.
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Kindergarten students Sanjana Kulasekhar, 6, Keegen Britt, 5, and Preston Young, 7, play with toy boats as they roll them down a model of the Panama Canal at Collierville Elementary School.
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With the beat of Calypso music playing, students at Collierville Elementary traipsed past crisscrossed oars, an old trunk and a short gangplank before boarding a “cruise ship” on May 5 inside the school’s gym for a daylong trip to Memphis in May’s honored country, Panama. Since August, teachers and a band of 35 PTA volunteers with a budget of $2,000 planned how to make the skinny Central American country come alive for 850 students from kindergarten through fifth grade. Like other schools throughout Shelby County, Collierville Elementary has celebrated each of the honored MIM countries for at least 30 years.
With their passports stamped at each station, students visited a rain forest with three live goldfish swimming in a tub, sailed toy boats down a simplified working model of a canal, sampled plantain chips and coconut rice, made music with maracas, claves, guiros or drums, and designed paper molas, an indigenous art form of turtles, dogs, sunfish, birds and other animals. Each student wore red, white and blue headbands symbolizing the colors of the Panamanian flag. “They may not ever visit Panama, but this will give them a glimpse of what the country is like and what you would see and hear,” said first-grade teacher and social studies leader Michele Greene. The apparent biggest hits involved food as students tasted coconut rice
and plantain chips. “If you crumble it up together it was like cottage cheese and bacon bits,” said fifthgrader Taryn Miskowiec, 11. Volunteers played short videos or slideshow presentations at some of the stations. Overseeing the Panama Canal, PTA volunteer Angie Evers wore a traditional Panamanian gauzy skirt and top that she bought while living there when she was an Air Force pilot. “It is hotter in Panama than it is here in July,” she told the students. “Can you believe that?” Fifth-grader Ben Stroud, liked the canal: “It’s interesting how the locks work and raise up the ships,” he said. As the day came to end, Greene said, “It made me smile to see kids dancing down the hallway just enjoying the day learning about Panama. This is good for them to see all the pieces of the culture.”
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Teachers recognized with special program By Meena Viswanathan Special to The Weekly
Mahatma Gandhi once said: “I have always felt that the true textbook for the pupil is his teacher.” Taking this message to heart, Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh Memphis hosted the Guru Vandana (Salutations to the Teacher) program May 3 at the Collierville Burch Library to coincide with the Teacher Appreciation Week. The children of HSS Memphis Balagokulam sent invitations to their respective school teachers requesting them to join the celebration. Those invited included teachers from Grahamwood Elementary, Tara Oaks Elementary, Germantown Middle, Schilling Farms Middle, and Briarcrest Christian School.
After the welcome speech by emcee Manoj Bhaskaran, the program oicially started with the lighting of the lamp. One of the students explained the signiicance of how this ritual removes darkness of ignorance and brings light of knowledge into our lives. This was followed by students singing prayer songs under the guidance of music teacher Shankari Manoj. HSS Mid-South Regional Secretary Ravi Sahasrabudhe gave an overview of HSS, a voluntary, nonproit, social and cultural organization and its activities across the country. He went on to introduce Balagokulam, a weekly program where families come together to participate in yoga, games, songs, stories, and discussion relating to Hindu heritage
and culture. HSS volunteer Ravi Yarramsetty touched upon the time-honored “Guru-Shishya Parampara” (teacher-student tradition) and talked about the importance of recognizing teacher contributions at every opportunity. He then invited the teachers to share their thoughts on the occasion. “It’s like a two-way street when you get to know children from other cultures,” said Theresa Case, a second-grade teacher at Grahamwood Elementary. She also pointed out that having such a diverse group of children in class gives her the opportunity to learn about their diferent cultures and also allows students to learn from each other as well. Katie Kerekes, Spanish teacher at Schilling Farms
Teachers Jennifer Byrd, Theresa Case, Robbie Page, Katie Kerekes, Angie Sneathern, Angela Ellis, and assistant professor Dr. Vinay Jain attend the Guru Vandana Program at Collierville Burch Library.
Middle, said, “Teaching these children broadens our outlook, and I wish I had more kids like this who are eager to learn.” Dr. Vinay Jain, an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee
Health Science Center College of Dentistry talked about the challenges in teaching young children and appreciated the immense efort put by school teachers in raising a whole new generation.
The children then honored their teachers with a rose and a memento. The cultural segment featured a yoga demonstration by Collierville Yoga instructors, Troy Taylor and Jaisree Pudukotai.
MITCHELL HIGH SCHOOL
Barnes & Noble Collierville names Wells teacher of year By Lisa Stachowski Special to The Weekly
Sycamore PTA President Melissa Gunter spent a little quality time with her daughter Gracen during the school’s Morning with Mom event.
Jacob Tran and his mother Allie share a sweet treat during Sycamore Elementary’s Morning with Moms.
Upper school students at St. George’s Independent School are recognized for excellence during a Cum Laude and Honor Society induction ceremony at the Collierville campus. Students inducted into the St. George’s chapter of the Cum Laude Society are recognized for their superior academic achievement in secondary school. To qualify for membership to this selective organization, a school must have four graduating classes and undergo a thorough review of its academic program, college acceptances and matriculations of graduates. In addition, St. George’s inducted members into the National Honor Society, National Junior Classical League Latin Honor Society, French Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Science National Honor Society, Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society, National Art Honor Society, International Thespian Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National History Scholars Society, and Tri-M Music Honor Society. Members were received into these honor societies during a ceremony where they recited their pledge before and audience of family, faculty, and peers. Collierville Elementary school resource oicer Lance McKinney gets dunked as the Collierville High football team serves as volunteers at CES’ Fair in the Lair.
Brenda Wells from Mitchell High School has been named the local winner of the Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest. Wells was chosen from many entries at the Barnes & Noble in Collierville. Wells was nominated by Kyris Gainey. Students were invited to nominate their favorite teacher by writing essays, poems or thank-you letters that explain how their teacher has inluenced their life and reveal why they appreciate and admire him or her. Entries were judged on the compelling nature of the teacher’s qualities, the sincerity of the student’s appreciation and the quality of expression and writing. Wells was recognized during a surprise visit at one of the school’s faculty meetings. She received a special award acknowledging her achievement and additional recognition and praise from the community. Gainey, who wrote the winning essay, received a certiicate of recognition and was also honored at the faculty meeting. Wells will now be entered into the regional
Brenda Wells, who is a teacher at Mitchell High School, was named the winner of the Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest. She was selected from entries at the Barnes & Noble in Collierville. Mitchell student Kyris Gainey nominated Wells.
competition where five winners will be chosen. Each regional winner will receive a $500 Barnes & Noble gift card. From the pool of ive regional winners, Barnes & Noble will name one teacher the Barnes & Noble National Teacher of the Year. The winning teacher will receive $5,000 and the title of Teacher of the Year. The winner will be recognized at a special community celebration at a local Barnes & Noble store. The winning teacher’s school will receive $5,000 as well. The Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest provides students with
LAUREN KIM Eighth grade, ECS
Family: In Ja Kim, Young Kim, Jousha Kim and Sharon Kim
ECS’ Lauren Kim was recently chosen to perform at Carnegie Hall, as part of the Honors Performance Series.
What do you like most about your school: My
friends. What is your favorite subject: Bible because
we learn something new about the Bible every time. What is your most challenging subject: Literature
hobbies: Fishing and shop-
Stars,” “Dance Moms,” “The Walking Dead”
because I’m very bad with books.
Goals for the future: Go to Vanderbilt and major in lute (music) and minor in pharmacy
What are some of your biggest accomplishments:
Who do you most admire: My mom because
I’ve been selected to play at Carnegie Hall, winning the state competition for TMTA in 2013, principal lute for honor band for two years in a row.
she always pushes me to do something that I don’t want to do but later I’m happy I did it.
keep the rest for a car.
What are your favorite movies, TV shows, books:
If you could change one thing in the world: End
What are some of your
“Divergent,” “Fault in the
What would you do if you were principal for a day:
Bring pets to school. What famous person would you like to meet:
Theo James because he’s hot. What would you do with $1 million: Donate half,
Lisa Stachowski is the community relations manager at Barnes & Noble, Inc.
The Bailey Station Elementary book fair at Barnes and Noble was a huge success. During the event, the Bear Chorus performed several songs for parents, teachers and customers.
ECS eighth-grader Kim’s interests span Bible, TV’s ‘Walking Dead’
the opportunity to tell their communities how much they appreciate their teachers. Students enrolled in middle or high schools in the United States are eligible to participate; and only educators employed by private or public elementary, middle, or high schools are eligible to be nominated. Awards include cash prizes for the teachers and schools, and more. More on the contest can be found at BN.com/my favorite teacher.
BAILEY STATION ELEMENTARY
School partners with Barnes & Noble to hold book fair By Katherine Perry Special to The Weekly
Students, pa rents, teachers, grandparents and friends all gathered for a wonderful evening of “Reading Under the Stars” at the Bailey Station Elementary book fair held at Barnes & Noble. BSE librarian, Jennifer Boren, coordinated the event with Barnes & Noble education specialist Lisa Stachowski, who said the event was one of the best she’s ever seen. The event was held to kick of the school’s Summer Reading Challenge.
“Our main goal is to foster a love of reading that will carry the students through the summer as we all work together to accumulate one million minutes of reading by September,” says Boren. Students and parents took the opportunity to select books that were on the school’s suggested summer reading list as well as titles that appealed to them personally. Throughout the evening, teachers read their favorite stories to children and the Bailey Station Choruses performed special musical selections.
Fifth grade students engaged in a Poetry Slam in the café, where the Bear Claw, a unique BSEthemed beverage, was served. Drawings were held for door prizes and students were encouraged to “catch a teacher reading” as they shopped throughout the store. Once caught, teachers rewarded the students with prizes. In addition, students enjoyed having their faces painted and creating special bookmarks to use over the summer. Katherine Perry teaches at Bailey Station.
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Say Cheese! In honor of Memphis In May and National Barbecue Month, we asked locals:
What’s your favorite barbecue restaurant? “My favorite barbecue restaurant is Corky’s.” RICHARD JAMISON of Cordova
“Fat Larry’s in Bartlett — not because it’s close to home, the barbecue is great.” EDWARD MCLELLAN of Bartlett
“I like Moma’s Bar-B-Q the best. It tastes good and I like the atmosphere.” BILL SMITH of Bartlett
“The good ol’ Rendezvous.” BELINDA COFFMAN of Bartlett
“Corky’s even though I hear the Royals like the Rendezvous.” TERESA SCHWARTZ of Germantown PHOTOS BY KIM ODOM | SPECIAL TO THE WEEKLY
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Business MY LIFE/MY JOB
Big League Movers, a business that Steven Reed started in college, has grown to 56 workers and recently expanded to Atlanta. He believes customers want to know who will be moving their belongings, so he posts employee biographies on the company website.
Work ethic, education plays key role in ‘Stay Organized’ AMY TUGGLE AND FRAN CUTSHALL Professional organizers and co-owners of Stay Organized With Us
Stay Organized With Us LLC, Germantown, stayorganizedwithus.com, amy@ stayorganizedwithus.com or 901-6510432, firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-651-0157 Hometown: Amy and Fran are both from east Tennessee — born and raised in Greeneville, nestled near Knoxville and Johnson City. For a bit of trivia, it’s home to the 17th president, Andrew Johnson. Family: Amy’s husband Carter works for BNSF Railway. It’s what brought them to Memphis from St. Louis. They have two lively, fun daughters, Ella and Abby, ages 7 and 9. The girls absolutely love spending time with their Mimi Fran. Education: Amy has a BS degree in communication from East Tennessee State University. Fran has an AS degree in business management and an AS in physical therapy assistant technology from Walters State Community College. Civic involvement: Amy is the (volunteer) community relations coordinator for the Greater Memphis Operation Christmas Child team, a project of Samaritan’s Purse. She is currently helping to plan a benefit car show for June 14. First job: Amy’s first job was in graphic design for a newspaper and Fran’s was in
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accounting. Most recent job: Amy was a senior
graphic designer for Mercy Health System for the past 12 years. Fran was a physical therapist assistant for the last 18 years. Most satisfying career moment: For Amy, that would be working to organize and maintain a cataloging system for many year’s worth of digital assets (photographs, videos and artwork) for Mercy. For Fran, when patients in rehab progressed to their prior level of functioning and returned home. Career advice: Amy believes a positive attitude and good work ethic can do wonders — along with a smile. Even on the toughest, craziest of days. Fran’s advice is education and training in a field of interest with a plan to balance career and personal life.
GEM OF A GYM The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for UFC Gym, 9091 Poplar in Germantown. UFC Gym is the only fitness facility of its kind and the only one inspired by the world’s undisputed leader in mixed martial arts. Helping cut the ribbon are Trey Manley (left), Nick Davis, owners Lisa and Tom Brackett, chamber executive director Janie Day, Matt Wierman, Conrad Polz and Jason Turnage. For more information call 901-756-8328 or visit ufcgym.com/germantown.
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Heavy hitter From college to the Big League in 6 years By Lesley Young Special to The Commercial Appeal
Steven Reed picked up a side job helping friends and family move while he attended the University of Memphis. Word kept spreading, and upon graduation, Reed, 29, who is from the Germantown area, saw an opportunity. He knew he could leverage his employment of responsible workers, his reputation, and his understanding of just what it took to move a family’s house full of goods. So he pooled his savings and formed Big League Movers. Since the company opened in Memphis in 2008, Big League sales have grown an average of 40 percent each year. The company has expanded to Atlanta. Now, Reed plans to add three trucks to his fleet of 19. One key to growth: He posts short biographies of
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the employees on the Big League website. That’s because he senses customers want to know just who it is who will be handling their possessions. The other day, Reed sat down to discuss running a business. What was your biggest breakthrough? Reed: We received sev-
eral recognitions. We won in The Commercial Appeal’s Memphis Most. We’ve won awards on Yelp, and recognition on Angie’s List, the Better Business Bureau and mov-
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Pets HUMANE SOCIETY FUNDRAISER
Bike with purpose at Bark After Dark By Katie Pemberton Special to The Weekly
The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County will host the Bark After Dark Bike Ride & Glow Bash on May 23, at 8 p.m. This second annual event will be one of very few opportunities to ride through Shelby Farms at night. Bark After Dark will feature a 4.5-mile bicycle course through Shelby Farms, starting and ending at HSMSC at 935 Farm Road. Cyclists have the option of completing the course twice. The course, which will feature exciting lighting installations, is not dog-friendly. The ride is a fun ride and not a race, and helmets are required. Cyclists and others will enjoy a glow bash on the HSMSC after the fun ride with One & Only BBQ ; beer from
Bluf City Brewers, Cash Saver, Memphis Made Brewing, Schlaly and Yazoo Brewing and live music from Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster. Participation in the fun ride and glow bash is $50 and includes the ride, a Tshirt, and admission to the glow bash with food and two drink tickets included. Admission to only the glow bash is $25 and includes food and two drink tickets. All proceeds will beneit the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County, which rescues and rehabilitates injured and abused animals. Participants may register in advance at memphishumane.org or call 901937-3943 for more information.” Katie Pemberton is the marketing and PR specialist for the Humane Society.
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Katherine Booker and her Great Dane, Samson, wait to compete in the costume contest at last Saturday’s Dog-A-Roo pet-centric festival at Shelby Farms Park.
Pooches’ day Dog-A-Roo to show of ‘Outback’ canine park By Marlon W. Morgan
PETS OF THE WEEK GeRmAnTOwn AnimAl ShelTeR
Name: Charlie Brown Age: 2 years Breed: Puggle Description: Sweet and gentile.
Name: Peanut Age: 9 weeks Breed: Domestic short hair Description: Loves to play with his toys.
Germantown Animal Shelter, 7700 Southern, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The Outback is the country’s largest off-leash dog park, nestled away on a 120acre plot in the northeastern end of Shelby Farms Park. Dog lovers are familiar with it, but staf members at the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy want to introduce others to the site. That’s why they created the Dog-A-Roo Festival, sponsored by Memphis Veterinary Specialists, held last Saturday. “There are plenty of park users that this is the only area of the park that they use, so it’ll be a new and exciting way for them to engage with the area,” said Rebecca Dailey, communications coordinator for the conservancy. “But there are people that deinitely haven’t
Tater, a Shih Tzu, is dressed as a cowboy by owner Katherine Booker at the Dog-A-Roo costume contest.
been over here before. “We’re excited to introduce them to this space and hope to see them use it for many years to come.” Saturday’s event included a talent and costume contest, a 2.7-mile run/walk that took owners and their dogs on a scenic tour of The Outback, trainer demonstrations and workshops, working-dog demonstrations and an agil-
ity course for dogs. Conservancy event manager Natalie Wilson is hoping the Dog-A-Roo Festival will become an annual event. “What’s unique about the Dog-A-Roo is it’s for the everyday dog,” Wilson said. “It’s for the everyday owner. You don’t have to be a breed standard dog to come to the Dog-A-Roo. Every dog has a place.”
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Good Health FOOD CLUES
WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY
Use protein to power through the stress By Leslie Schilling Special to The Commercial Appeal
PHOTO COURTESY OF ST. FRANCIS CENTER FOR SURGICAL WEIGHT LOSS
St. Francis Center for SurgicalWeight Loss patients model during a fashion show celebrating the center’s 10th anniversary.
In struggle with obesity, many choose weight-loss surgery as best option By Erinn Figg Special to The Commercial Appeal
In the gym, on the streets or at the salad bar, it’s common to meet people on a mission to lose those 10 to 15 extra pounds. But for more than one-third of Americans, ighting the battle of the bulge can equate to ighting the battle of a lifetime. When that war against the epidemic of obesity begins, many Americans choose bariatric surgery as their weapon of choice. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 78 million or 34.9 percent of U.S. adults sufer from obesity, which is categorized as having a Body Mass Index of 30 or more. Closer to home, a 2013 Gallup-Healthways report showed that Tennessee had the seventh highest obesity rate in the nation last year, with 29.6 percent of the state’s residents weighing in as obese. When most people hear the word “obese,” they immediately think “large,” or worse, “fat,” but the issue extends far beyond appearance. More than 40 diseases, known as comorbidities, are linked to obesity, including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and several kinds of cancer. In 2006, Julia Mills of Cordova, then 51, learned about comorbidities irsthand when she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes related to excess weight. “Over the years, I had tried all sorts of diferent things to lose weight, but diabetes was the kicker for me in the decision to have surgery,” she said. While 99 percent of weight-loss surgery patients choose one of three American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeryapproved surgeries — an adjustable gastric band, a sleeve gastrectomy or a gastric bypass — the remaining one percent, including Mills, opt for an alternative method. After much research, Mills chose to have a patented procedure called a mini gastric bypass at an out-of-state clinic and was extremely satisied with the results. “Two weeks after surgery, my blood sugar was normal and it’s been normal ever since,” said Mills, who lost 75 pounds and has kept it of after having the surgery in 2008. In March, new results from a threeyear study spearheaded by the Cleveland
Clinic’s Bariatric and Metabolic Institute showed that either gastric bypass surgery or sleeve gastrectomy did more to improve the symptoms of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol in overweight and obese participants than intensive treatment with drugs alone. In addition, study participants who had one of the two surgeries lost more weight, had better kidney function and saw greater improvements in quality of life than those who did not have surgery. Dr. George Woodman of Baptist Weight Loss Center at Baptist Memorial Health Care is on a mission to educate area primary care physicians on the importance of recognizing and referring weight loss surgery candidates before comorbid conditions occur. According to the most recent statistics from ASMBS, in 2010 there were 150,000 to 160,000 bariatric surgeries, which relected just one percent of the population eligible for them. In most areas, to qualify for bariatric surgery, patients must either have a BMI of 40 or greater or have a BMI of 35 and at least two obesity-related comorbidities. (A BMI calculator is available online at asmbs.org/calculate-your-bmi.) Many insurance plans cover at least some bariatric surgery costs. “About half the people primary care doctors see every day are candidates for surgery,” Woodman said. “We would much rather see somebody when they’re younger and before they’ve developed the comorbid conditions that come with obesity. Why wait to develop diabetes? Why wait to develop high blood pressure? Why wait until you need a knee replacement? Let’s start seeing these patients earlier.” Bronwyn Morgan, 43, a principal scientist at Merck Consumer Care in Memphis, is one such patient who saw comorbid complications on her horizon and decided to prevent them. “I had gotten to where I was considered morbidly obese,” she said. “I couldn’t do some of the things I wanted to do with my kids. I was lucky I didn’t have any serious comorbidities like high blood pressure or diabetes, but they were a real possibility in my future.” Morgan had weight-loss surgery at St. Francis Center for Surgical Weight Loss
FITNESS EVENTS Memphis in May 10K: 6
p.m. Friday at Harrah’s Resort Tunica, 13615 Old Highway 61 N., Robinsonville, Miss. Part of Memphis in May Triathlon Sports and Fitness Expo Weekend. 615-567-6671. mim10K.racesonline.com Running of the Rams 5K: 6 p.m. Friday at Oak Elementary School, 3573 Oak Road, Bartlett. $25 ($20 for ages 17 and under). Hosted by Oak Elementary PTA, proceeds will go toward the purchase 40 or more new computers for students. Visit runningoftherams.racesonline. com. Rylee’s Run 5K: 7 p.m. Friday through the Mike Rose Soccer complex, finishing in the stadium. 5K commemorates the life of Rylee Rae Vinson, who died due to complications of premature birth. $25 ($15 age 14-under). memphissoccer. com/league/ribs. 205-531-1851. Memphis in May Sprint Triathlon: 8 a.m. Saturday at Harrah’s Resort Tunica, 13615 Old Highway 61 N., Robinsonville, Miss. A ¼-Mile Swim, 12-Mile Road Bike, and
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There are three primary types of bariatric surgery procedures approved by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Adjustable Gastric Band: An inflatable band is placed around the upper portion of the stomach, creating a small stomach pouch above the band, reducing the amount of food the stomach can hold and creating a feeling of fullness. Induces excess weight loss of 40 to 50 percent. Sleeve Gastrectomy: More than 80 percent of the stomach is removed, leaving a tubular pouch that holds a smaller volume of food. Causes favorable changes in gut hormones that suppress hunger and improve satiety. Induces excess weight loss of 50 percent or greater. Gastric Bypass: Stomach is reduced to the size of a walnut and attached to the middle of the small intestine. Restricts the amount of food that can be consumed; produces favorable changes in gut hormones that reduce appetite. Induces excess weight loss of 60 to 80 percent. Source: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (asmbs.org/ obesity-and-surgery-learning-center)
last June. She had planned on getting an adjustable gastric band, but after attending one of the center’s free educational seminars, she decided to get gastric bypass surgery instead. “In our seminars, we teach that in order to see long-term success with any weightloss surgery, you have to change your mind and your whole life,” said Leslie Albers, the center’s bariatric program manager. “What we do is not a magic bullet. Some people think this surgery is all they’re going to need, but that’s not the case. What our doctors say is the surgery is a tool to get you where you need to be. Our patients are required to go through two education classes about nutrition and post-operation lifestyle changes.” Since her surgery, Morgan has lost 120 pounds. She pays attention to what she eats and exercises, something she couldn’t do comfortably before her surgery. “There are so many things I can do now,” she said. “Little things you never think of, like having the seatbelt in my car it me better. Or I can pop down on the loor and play a game with my kids without being uncomfortable. It makes all the difference in the world.”
Leslie Schilling is a Memphis-based, nationally recognized nutrition expert. She owns Schilling Nutrition Therapy, LLC, a nutrition counseling practice in East Memphis.
Health & Fitness calendar HEALTH EVENTS Lifeblood Blood Drives: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2949 Davies Road, Lakeland; 9:30 a.m. to noon at New Direction, 114 U.S. 72 S., Collierville. Healthy Living Expo: 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday at the YMCA at Schilling Farms, 1185 Schilling Blvd. E., Collierville. Over 30 vendors, door prizes, and more. Free health screenings: blood pressure check, spinal screening, mini-massages, heel scans, blood sugar checks, and more. B-12 shots $10. 901-8509622. Free Safer Sex Kit Day: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region, 2430 PoplarSuite 100. Free safer sex kits for first 50 female clients. 901725-1717. Family Caregiver Class: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 21. Baptist Memorial HospitalMemphis (Seminar Room 2), 6027 Walnut Grove Road.
TYPES OF BARIATRIC SURGERY PROCEDURES
Stress impacts all of us. How you deal with that stress can ultimately make or break your health. You may be experiencing a physical stress such as a muscle or bone injury or even getting ready for a surgical procedure. Even if you’re not feeling physical stress, that doesn’t mean you’re immune. You may be facing emotional stressors like job issues, inancial worries or depression. The bottom line is that regardless of its origin, stress is cumulative, and it can manifest itself physically. No matter where your stress comes from, fueling your body in healthful way can help. So often we allow our busy (stressful) lives to trump getting to the grocery store, cooking, exercising or spending our hard-earned cash on high-quality foods. By taking the time and efort to feed your body well, you can improve your overall well-being and your ability to ight physical and emotional stress. Let’s focus on adding proteinrich foods to your diet. When you have times of physical stress like injury or a surgery, your overall protein needs to increase due to muscle tissue damage, the need for muscle tissue repair and recovery. During the acute stages of injury, our protein needs can increase dramatically. Depending on the amount of damage sustained and healing that may need to occur, your protein needs can almost double. So, if you’re in an acute stage of injury, surgery, or healing it’s important to focus on this key ingredient. Believe it or not, your protein intake can impact your emotional stress as well. Studies suggest that increased protein at meals leads to increased satiety. When we’re more satisied physically, we’re less likely to use food for comfort or emotional reasons. I don’t know about you, but most everyone I encounter (including myself from time to time) uses food for things other than fuel. Planning a satisfying diet with protein-rich meals may be your next step in stress management. Try protein-rich foods like eggs, cheese or Greek yogurt to pump up your breakfast. Add leftover meats to salads or sandwiches for a satisfying lunch. Throw a couple cheese sticks or almonds into your afternoon snack for staying power until dinner. And, last but not least, plan your meals ahead so you’ll have time to prepare a tasty evening meal. Some of our favorite dinner-time protein sources include lat-iron steak, grilled chicken, baked salmon and pork tenderloin. What are your favorite protein sources? Write them down now and include them in your plan for a lower-stress week.
3-Mile Run. A salute to Panama. 901-274-2202. mimsprint. racesonline.com and mimtri. racesonline.com. Lupus Foundation of America, Memphis area chapter, “Walk to End Lupus Now 5K”: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Overton Park Pavilion. Preregistration: $35 ($20 children ages 11-under), $5 higher on day of walk. Call 901-458-5302 or e-mail: lupusmemphiswalk@gmail. com Cure Me Colorful Relay for Life Color Run: Noon Saturday at Aycock Park in Millington, Tenn. $20. All proceeds raised go to the American Cancer Society. 901355-9903. email@example.com BSA Run for Scouting 5K: 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Chickasaw Trail, Shelby Farms Park. $20 ($10 youth) in advance; $25 ($15 youth) race day. 901327-4193. scoutbasebsa.org/ event/1500446. Send health and fitness calendar items to fason@commercial appeal.com.
Millington 4-year-old to be honored during 2014 Walk to Cure Arthritis By Sara P. Shirley firstname.lastname@example.org 901-529-6513
Bradyn Lorimer, 4, is the face of arthritis. Last February, while the Lorimer family was at church, Bradyn’s mother, Michelle, noticed her daughter limping. Some six weeks later, after multiple visits to diferent hospitals and specialists, the Millington family received an oicial diagnosis. Bradyn, who was 3 at the time, had juvenile idiopathic arthritis. “There have been many mornings where (Bradyn) has been unable to stand, let alone walk,” the Lorimer family shared in a media
statement. “Long baths and medicine each day provide some relief.” Bradyn’s story is one Bradyn of many Lorimer that will be shared during the Memphis Walk to Cure Arthritis on June 7. Bradyn has been named the 2014 Junior Honoree. Arthritis is a crippling disease that impacts more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children — or approximately 22 percent of the U.S. population. In Tennessee, 1.5 million adults and nearly 6,000 children have some form
of arthritis. The disease costs the U.S. economy $128 billion dollars a year, and is a more frequent cause of activity limitation than heart disease, cancer or diabetes. Funds raised through the Memphis Walk to Cure Arthritis will go toward programs, research and advocacy initiatives to help people today while inding a cure for tomorrow. To register for the Memphis Walk to Cure Arthritis, visit memphiswalktocurearthritis.kintera.org or call Michelle Dooner at 901-322-1517. To learn more about the ight to cure arthritis, visit arthritiswalk. org.
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Home & Garden GARDEN CONTEST
Got a good-looking garden? Go ahead and brag about it By Sara P. Shirley email@example.com 901-529-6513
What makes a great garden? Is it the soil or the light? The variety of plants? The design? Not exactly. While those factors play important roles in every home garden, none alone make a garden “great.” But you do. Every garden, like its keeper, is unique. It’s time to give these labors of love their due recognition. In celebration of the
creative beauty of MidSouth gardens, Fix Home and Garden Magazine, a bimonthly publication of The Commercial Appeal, is holding its annual Show Us Your Green Thumb Garden Contest. The contest winner will receive more than $2,000 in prizes from our sponsors. To enter, e-mail photos of your garden to Fix magazine editor Sara Patterson Shirley at patterson@commercialappeal. com. Include 5 to 10 highresolution JPEG images of your garden, and give
a brief description of your work. What are you most proud of? What was the greatest challenge for you along the way? What kinds of plants have you cultivated? Don’t forget to include your name, age, address, phone number and e-mail address in the submission Local gardening experts and representatives from our sponsors will judge entries. The panel will consider originality, variety of plants, use of hardscapes and ornamental elements, as well as overall design and atmosphere during the
judging. The winner will be announced at a party this summer, hosted by our presenting sponsor, Graham’s Lighting and Outdoor Living. The deadline for entries is June 13. This year, a people’s choice award has been added. Details on how to vote will be included in the next issue of Fix magazine. Updates are also available at Facebook. com/ixmagazine. For information about the contest, call 901-5296513 or e-mail patterson@ commercialappeal.com.
COURTESY OF JULIE AND KEITH PATTERSON
In 2013, Julie and Keith Patterson of Lakeland won Fix Home and Garden Magazine’s annual Show Us Your Green Thumb contest. Entries for the competition will be accepted through June 13.
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Artfully arranged Collection of art brings personal meaning to room I’ve always kept a stash of images that speak to me from magazines and blogs. If I see a photo of a room or a vignette I think is awesome, I’ll clip it out or print it and stick it in a folder or pin it to a board (real or virtual), just so I can glance at it from time to time when I need inspiration. A few years back, I started collecting pictures of gallery walls. I didn’t even realize I was doing it until I looked up one day and noticed that the grouping of images on my bulletin board had a deining theme. It was around that time that I also started collecting random pieces of artwork I found in random places. I’m not talking solely about ine art, though I buy that too, when I ind a piece I love that I can aford. I’m talking about truly quirky inds — dusty lea market art, local works from pop-up shops, thrift shop paint-by-numbers and vintage store treasures. And I came to realize that all of it has meaning, and that building an art collection is more than walking into a gallery and taking home a piece that its in your space. Memphis artist Hillary Butler collects art along with creating it, and she treats her prized pieces as she would any other type of collection. That means that along with scattering art throughout her house, she creates groupings of artwork, layering it to develop an interesting tapestry of images, colors and designs. “I personally like bookshelves,” said Butler, whose bold abstract landscapes are available on her website (hillarybutler.bigcartel.com) and in gallery shops in Memphis and New York. “I like to take the extra shelves out to create larger bookshelf areas to display art
Hillary Butler created an “art scene” in her home using her own artwork and works by others. She creates groupings of artwork, layering it to develop an interesting tapestry of images, colors and designs.
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— to create an ‘art scene.’ I use pieces of art as a backdrop and style it with books and accessories.” To create vignettes like this, or to create a gallery wall like the images I gathered on my own bulletin board, Butler recommends collecting works in varying sizes and styles. “Mix types of art — a painting with a piece of typography with a black-and-white photograph,” she said. “The more genres you can mix, the more interesting a collection you can have.” Also, carefully consider framing. Placing difering styles of artwork in the same or similar frames can add cohesion to a
collection — but framing pieces diferently can add interest. Figure out what works best for the pieces you’ve collected. To create a gallery wall, irst gather the pieces you’d like to display, and arrange them on a lat surface — a large table or the loor. Aim for balance and harmony, though not necessarily symmetry, and play with negative space. Once you’ve arranged the works in your collection to your liking, measure its outer dimensions, and take a photo so you remember the spacing and arrangement as you transfer it to your wall. Another, simpler way to display a grouping of art is to layer it on a shelf, a mantel or even on the loor — it’s a stylish look that’s less structured, more casual and easier to achieve than a wall collage. Said Butler: “Stack pieces of varying heights, and layer them so they overlap. You can start with a larger poster print; those are chic right now.” Here are more tips from But-
ler on starting and displaying your collection: ■ Buy what you like. I can’t say that enough, because you’ll look at it every day. ■ Decorate around your art; don’t buy your art around your décor. You want pieces that are timeless that you’ll always love. Also, don’t necessarily let color drive your art purchases. Find a way to work it into your home because good art stands alone. ■ If you don’t have a lot of money to start your collection, start with what you can aford, and present it well, and then start building on it. How you frame a piece is very important — you can take a $5 print and turn it into a piece of ine art. ■ Your home should be a unique collection that you can’t ind anywhere else. Art is a wonderful way to tell your life story. Stacey Wiedower is a Memphis-based freelance interior design writer. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROS WHO KNOW
Packing, senior moving company helps make everything Good to Go By Emily Adams Keplinger Special to The Commercial Appeal
Everyone knows that packing up personal items, whether for a move, remodeling or home repairs, can be an overwhelming experience. Enter Janine Willis, president of Good to Go Home Packing and Senior Moves. She has made a business out of being in other people’s business. And her presence is welcomed. Armed with a team of up to 10 people available to work on a single move, Good To Go takes pride in attention to detail. “Good to Go ofers their services turn-key and a la carte,” Willis explained. “We allow homeowners the choice of how much or how little they would like to have done for them. Because the company has 10 people available on the team, we require little ad-
vance notice, and can accommodate most requests. Unlike traditional moving companies, we pack with the ‘unpack’ in mind. For instance, we group and label items to make the unpacking process much smoother. We even take pictures of how items were originally arranged to make it easier to set them up again. Items like the contents in china cabinets, bedside tables and desks can be put away quickly with the use of these visual guides.” If the situation involves a move, Good to Go will help the homeowner determine what to take and what to donate or pass on to others. Once that step is completed, Good to Go then begins carefully sorting and packing all items that are making the move. Tricks of the trade include color-coded labels to facilitate the sort and sift
Janine Willis, owner of Good to Go Home Packing and Senior Moves, says, “Unlike traditional moving companies, we pack with the ‘unpack’ in mind.”
process. Homeowners are given a set of labels to indicate which items are going to be moved and which are not. The company not only provides the labor but also brings its own packing supplies and boxes. An average job requires packing in one day, moving on the second day, and unpacking on the third day. Willis and her team will handle all of the steps, leaving the homeowners free to deal with other moving details, like reconnecting utilities and cable. “Our moving coordinators assist with unpacking on the arrival day at the new location,” Willis said. “And more than just unpacking boxes, we try to help the clients re-
ally get settled. We’re like their personal welcoming committee We ind the cofee pot and get the coffee brewing, set up lamps and lighting, and set up the bathroom and kitchen essentials. Everything right down to making the beds for the homeowners. We try to do whatever it takes to make it a comfortable irst night for the homeowners in their new abode.” And if the homeowners are moving out of town, Good to Go can still help. As a founding member of the national Association of Senior Move Managers, Willis has colleagues to partner with in various cities. When the company was founded over 13 years, it
went by the name of Seniors Moves, Inc. to indicate a specialty in working with the elderly. But Willis soon found her methodology and personal service were prized by others who wanted to call on her expertise. “People with young children and those with demanding jobs also found themselves in need of moving assistance,” Willis said. “And an emerging trend is the clients who need to pack up items during renovations or household repairs. Good to Go come can to their rescue as well.” For more information about Good to Go, contact Willis at (901) 753-6683, or visit goodtogomemphis. com.
Saturdays through June 28: Free Mini-Tours: 9-11 a.m. at Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Garden docents lead 20-minute mini-tours and are available to answer questions. Garden history, design and spring bloom will be discussed. Free admission until noon. 901-7615250. dixon.org. Tuesdays and Fridays, through June 27: Plant 4 Habitat Team at Collierville Victory Garden: 8-10 a.m. Fridays and 5:30 p.m.-dusk Tuesdays behind Collierville Christian Church, 707 N. Byhalia Road, Collierville. Split and maintain perennials in holding beds for Habitat for Humanity landscapes. Bring bottled water, gloves, small garden tools. sites.google.com/site/ plants4habitat/Calendar. Call 901-854-7046. Wednesdays, through Oct. 29: Farmers’ Market: 2-6 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden. Free admission. May 16-18: Memphis Orchid Society annual Show and Sale: Noon-5 p.m. Friday (sales only); 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday (exhibit and sales) at Memphis Botanic Garden. Free. 901-2681445. memphisorchids.org. May 17: Garden Ornament Workshop: 10:30 a.m.-noon at Dixon Gallery and Gardens. $55 ($45 Dixon members). All supplies provided. Reservations required. Limit 20. 901-7615250. dixon.org. May 19: Dick Preston on the Prothonotary Warbler: 6:30-8 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden. $4 (free to MBG and Wolf River Conservancy members). 901-636-4116; 901452-6500. wolfriver.org. May 19: The Memphis Fern Society: 7:15 p.m. meeting at Town Village, 950 Cherry Road. Dr. Eugene McKenzie talks about “Ferns of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.” Visitors welcome. May 22: Memphis Herb Society: 7 p.m. meeting at the Memphis Botanic Garden, Goldsmith Room. Eone Rials speaks on “Languages of Herbs and Flowers.” 6:30 p.m. $5 for visitors (members free). May 23: 2014 Herbal Celebration: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden. Event free with MBG admission. Experts give hourly talks and demos on cooking and crafting with herbs. Herbal food and snacks available for purchase. May 23: Herbal Celebration Cocktail Party: 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden. $35 ($25 MBG members). Live music by Paul Little, herbal cocktails and other beverages; treats featured in Memphis Herb Society cookbooks. Carol Reese shares uses, folklore and stories about herbs. 901-636-4100. memphisbotanicgarden.com. May 27: Vine to Wine at the Garden: “All Things Southern”: 6-8 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden. $35 ($25 MBG members). 21 and older. memphisbotanicgarden. com/winetastings. May 31: Garden Family Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Free admission. Create original works of art, learn about plants, dirt, trees; participate in contests, dance to live music, and more. HOME & DESIGN EVENTS
Through June 27: Woman’s Exchange Consignment Shop: At 88 Racine. 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Sterling, vintage and antique plated silver, lamps, china, crystal, linens, rugs, antiques, collectibles. 901-327-5681. May 30-June 1: Memphis Potters’ Guild annual Spring Show and Sale: 5-8 p.m. May 30 opening reception. Show and sale: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 31-June 1. Memphis Botanic Garden, Goldsmith Civic Center. Free admission. Meet artists working in porcelain, stoneware, earthenware, and other ceramic techniques. 901-636-4100. thememphispottersguild.com. Send information to fason@ commercialappeal.com.
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Paragon displays Westminster artwork
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Paragon Bank’s Saddle Creek location, 7600 Poplar, is showcasing art from 15 Westminster Academy students during the month. The Westminster installation is the eighth student exhibit Paragon has hosted during the 2013-2014 school year. “We always look forward to seeing the imaginative art the students in our community have created with the help of their art teachers,” said Robert Shaw, chief executive officer of Paragon. Paragon partnered with Westminster art teachers Tirzah Rhodes and Jocelyn Collins to select and display the assortment
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One of the pieces on display at Paragon Bank’s Saddle Creek banking center was created by Emilee Barclay.
of artwork in the bank’s main lobby. This month’s creative pieces include an iris painting, oil pastels and self-portraits. The work was created by Ginny Bratton, Sarah Gentry, Eliana Harris, Elizabeth Ann Hickman, Peter Hale, Eastin Lowther, Aislin McCaulla, Jacob Orellana, Harrison Ray, Sarah Statom and Elizabeth Wilson from the elementary school; and Emilee Barclay, William Berger, Emily Jordan and Cy Leist from the high school. Isabelle Blais is a PR account coordinator for inferno.
St. George’s Independent School students recently gathered in the chapel/performing arts center on the Germantown campus and they eagerly awaited the 12th annual Rebecca’s Light Concert. This special music program is held in memory of a St. George’s student, Rebecca Meriwether Cooper Klyce. Through the generosity of Rebecca’s family, the Rebecca’s Light program brings visiting artists to St. George’s for an annual performance, exposing students to a variety of musical talent from around the globe. The entire Klyce family, as well as close family friends and classmates, were able to be present at this year’s performance. This year, the school was honored to have the
Excelsa Quartet perform. They were recently named the University of Maryland’s Graduate String Quartet Fellows for the 2013-14 Academic Year. St. George’s was also very proud to welcome back St. George’s alumna and violinist Laura Colgate. “It was an honor to be able to return to St. George’s and share my passion of music with everyone there. ” Thanks to the generosity of the Klyce family, Rebecca’s Light has brought many wonderful musicians to campus over the years. This endowment program will lay the foundation for vibrant theatre/arts programs at St. George’s for years to come.
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The Excelsa Quartet performed at the 12th annual Rebecca’s Light Concert held at St. George’s Germantown concert. The concert is in memory of Rebecca Meriwether Cooper Klyce.
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A cluster of small cafes in the Istanbul neighborhood of Karakoy lies near a small church and galleries. Istanbul ofers interesting neighborhoods to explore, like Karakoy, an up-and-coming area hemming the Bosporus Strait.
Stroll the culture of Istanbul’s many neighborhoods By Sisi Tang Associated Press
STANBUL — Istanbul, the noisy metropolis on the Bosporus Strait lauded by many a travel ranking, has much more to ofer than grand mosques and bazaars. Away from the din of typical tourist haunts, a walk around the neighborhoods of Karakoy, Balat and Kuzguncuk will peel back the surface to reveal the city’s multilayered history, and the lifestyles of those who’ve lived it. And while headlines persist on Turkey’s uneasy political situation, which included a recent government shutdown of Twitter to silence critics, protests have dwindled for now. For tourism, it’s business as usual, with the government counting 35 million people visiting last year, a 10 percent increase over the previous year. As proof of Turkey’s popularity among travelers, TripAdvisor just named the country the world’s top destination, based on the website’s ratings and user reviews. KARAKOY Descending from the Galata Tower in the Beyoglu district, often regarded as the “pulse of Istanbul,” one of the city’s steepest hills will lead to Karakoy, an up-and-coming area hemming the Bosporus Strait. This one-time industrial neighborhood is still home to a number of shops where anything from ishing equipment to Bunsen burners can be procured. But the hardware stores and workshops must now negotiate their space with new galleries and cafes that have created a hub for young hipsters. Past the Karakoy ferry terminal, one street over from the water, look for Namli Gurme, a restaurant and small marketplace ofering a large selection of “mezes,” or cold appetizers. Also served here is a cut of meat called “lokum,” which means Turkish delight and is the term for anything wildly tasty and juicy (unlike the narrower meaning of the term Turkish delight outside the country, referring only to chewy sugary candies). One of Istanbul’s busiest baklava shops is next door, known for “sutlu Nuriye” or milky Nuriye, a puier and creamier version of baklava. Farther north along the road parallel to the Bosporus, past a few deserted buildings and construction sites, a green iron gate opens into the Franciz Gecidi Is Merkezi, a small collection of cafes and restaurants. Around an easily missed corner toward the Mother Mary Turkish Orthodox church nearby is another hidden nook for cafes that are usually full on the weekends. You can wander through galleries and boutique shops punctuating rows of nondescript buildings before reaching the luxurious renovated Kilic Ali Pasha Hamam and the more widely known Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. BALAT The Balat district is a quiet historic area by the Golden Horn, the narrowest stretch of the Bosporus. Its twisting streets and weathered houses, like antiques in an open museum, echo a past occupied by waves of Jewish, Greek, Bulgarian and Armenian residents. These ethnic groups were forced out or chose to move in response to political events or socioeconomic conditions at various points in the 20th century, and the area is now home mainly to workingclass Turks from Black Sea towns and Central Anatolia. Adventurous tourists who can ind the beauty in the decaying buildings and who are willing to forgo the reliability of a map or deinitive street names, will enjoy wandering the hilly streets. Walking from the Galata Bridge by the seaside toward the end of the Golden Horn, the Gul Mosque is not to be missed. Formerly known as Saint Theodosia church, the crossin-square orthodox church was converted into a mosque by Ottomans. Farther along the spine of the horn, the Church of St. Mary of the Mongols, which has not been converted to a mosque, and St. Stephen’s Bul-
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Historical Greek Orthodox high school (left) is next to a mosque in Istanbul’s Fener neighborhood. Istanbul has a number of interesting neighborhoods worth exploring, with attractions ranging from well-known landmarks like this to small shops, galleries and cafes.
“Sutlu Nuriye,” a puier and creamier version of baklava, can be found in a shop in the neighborhood of Karakoy.
Classic wood-framed mansions called “yali,” line the waterfront along the Bosporus Strait in Istanbul.
garian Church, made entirely of iron, are among the markers of the neighborhood’s mixed history. The former seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the Church of St. George, can also be found here. A walk uphill toward the Fener quarter will reveal the Rum Lisesi (Greek Boys School), which features prominently on the Golden Horn skyline, perched at the top of a hill, drawing spectators with its lacquered, bloody red hue. Near the foot of the structure is a famous street corner, which appears in many Turkish TV series and ilms. During Ottoman times, Fener was the residential neighborhood for the dragoman, multilingual Greeks who often served as diplomatic linkages between the Ottoman Empire and its European neighbors. It was also the seat of the Greek patriarchate, and a refuge for Bulgarians, Armenians and Jews.
Restoration projects have risen up in recent years to address some of the dilapidation, seeking to turn the district into a cafe-illed boutique neighborhood of ateliers. The municipality for instance, converted a historic building into a gallery space and workshop for glass art, now called Camhane. Like many neighborhoods in Istanbul, Balat deserves a stroll before bulldozers and property developers have their way.
KUZGUNCUK On the Asia side of this continental crossroads of a city, the quiet, pictorial village of Kuzguncuk is minutes away from the Uskudar ferry terminal by “dolmus,” one of the city’s many minibuses. Kuzguncuk is not a village in the traditional sense, but a leafy residential district lined with shops and restaurants, lauded as a quieter, perhaps less jaded version of upscale Ortakoy on the European
side. It is another well-known Jewish quarter, home to two synagogues. Among the seaside ish restaurants bearing views of the Bosporus Bridge, Ismet Baba generates the most fanfare. Uryanizade Sokak, running perpendicularly from Ismet Baba and the seaside, is a restored street lined with Ottoman houses and studios for artists. Farther north, the waterside showcases a string of Istanbul’s famous classic wooden-framed mansions, known as “yali.” A bit beyond the Bosporus Bridge is Cengelkoy district, with its part of the shoreline caving in for about half a mile, showing few signs of strain. Among the most conspicuous structures of this village is the red yali named after Sa’dullah Pasha, a literary igure during the mid-1800s. Another notable feature of the waterfront, Sumahan on the Water is a boutique hotel converted from a distillery for raki, Turkey’s muchloved aperitif. Both Kuzguncuk and Cengelkoy cater to a nostalgia common among Istanbulites for a bygone era of neighborhood camaraderie and chivalry, when ine street manners were the norm against a backdrop of local shops, tea gardens and ish restaurants
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Germantown brothers capture region doubles title By Pete Wickham Special to The Commercial Appeal
The boys doubles tennis inal at Monday’s AAA Sectionals at the Eldon Roark Tennis Center in Whitehaven was a taut, emotional afair as senior Thomas George and his sophomore brother Joe of Germantown High School had to rally for a 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 win over Houston High seniors Michael Hof and Robert Frederick. The decision reversed a loss to the Mustang duo in the district inals. “I had to take the middle and start attacking and take whatever happened,” Thomas George said. “We didn’t want to lose again.” The girls doubles inal will be decided today between two Houston teams at Windyke. Julia Hostetter and Hanna Wolford will play Darby Laschober and Megan Mars, who needed
a third-set tiebreaker to eliminate Austin Todd and Mallissa Sirimoungkhons of White Station. “We thought it would be fair if the girls would play fresh for the title,” Houston coach Tony Benzing said. Efficiency was the watchword for White Station standouts Kenya Jones and Sairam Gudiseva as the two Spartans easily clinched a return trip to Murfreesboro for next week’s state Class AAA tournament with sectional singles wins. Sophomore Jones, the defending state champion and the USTA Southern Region’s No. 1-ranked Girls 18s player, pitched two 6-0, 6-0 shutouts, the second against Collierville junior Claire DeGeorge in the inals. “It’s about getting through as quickly as possible,” said Jones, a 16-year-old who after
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Germantown’s Will Spencer returns the ball while playing against White Station’s Sairan Gudiseva during a final match at the state tennis qualifying tournament Monday evening.
Spring Fling will try and qualify for the Southern Open tournament in Chattanooga, USTA Girls 18 Hardcourts in California and USTA Clay Courts at The Racquet Club on the summer schedule. “I’ve been working on my serve, trying to get the velocity
up, and it’s getting close to where I want it.” Gudiseva, a junior scored a 6-3 6-3 win over Germantown junior Will Spencer, claiming his third straight state tournament berth. He had just come back from inishing ifth in the Alabama Spring
Open junior tournament in Birmingham and said, “I didn’t want to have this one stretch out on me.” Houston’s girls and Germantown’s boys will meet Hardin County today at Germantown in the AAA sectional team inals.
the Region 8-AAA semiinals. … At White Station, Mary Collins hit a pair of home runs and Jenna Cotter (17-16) threw a onehitter over ive innings as Houston (20-16) blanked White Station (19-5) by a 15-0 count.
In BaseBall Houston (30-9) gave Walter Rook (5-0) plenty of run support and a short day as the host Mustangs rolled over Central 15-1 in a Region 8-AAA semiinal that lasted just 4 ½ innings. … Germantown blanked White Station 5-0 to advance to Wednesday’s regional inals at Houston.
In soccer St. George’s won the Division 2-A West Region title by defeating University School of Jackson 3-0. The Gryphons (9-4-5) got goals from Colin Kraus, James Harris and John Hankes. ... Evangelical Christian School won the third-place match 6-1 over Harding. James Bedwell scored twice, Michel Swift added a goal and an assist and keeper William Merriman had a clean sheet as MUS (8-6-1) scored a 4-0 Division 2-AA Sub-State round win over Briarcrest (2-12).
In softBall Host Collierville (3310-1) racked up 10 runs in the irst inning and Kelsey Gross (14-6-1) needed just three innings of no-hit work as the Dragons put away Central (9-11) 16-0 in
Region semifinals Collierville’s Jacqueline Conlan makes a play behind the plate in the District 15-AAA title game.
Dragons twice top Houston to win district By norm Kennel Special to The Weekly
The Collierville High School softball team won the District 15-AAA softball tournament the hard way by defeating Houston twice on May 7. In the irst game, junior Bayleigh Wisher got the win by tossing seven innings of shutout ball in a 6-0 victory. She struck out 12, walked one and surrendered eight hits. Sophomore Kelsey Gross racked up two RBIs on one hit when she hit her sixth homer of the season in the irst inning. Freshman Sydney Eubank hit her irst homer of the year in the second inning. The Dragons also scored two runs in the sixth to cement the game and get the chance to play one more game for the championship on an RBI double by junior Hannah Oliver and an RBI single by junior Brooke Castillo. Junior Kari Kennel went 3-3 in the game at the plate. In the second game Kelsey Gross pitched seven strong innings to carry the Lady Dragons to a 2-1 win over Houston to clinch the tournament championship. The Dragons came from behind to score two runs in the sixth inning. Hannah Oliver doubled to get on base and went from second to third on a single by junior Brooke Castillo. Kelsey Gross drove in both Dragon runners with a single. Norm kennel is a team parent.
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Collierville junior Jonathan Barrett heads a corner into the near post past Central keeper Deontrez Todd during Tuesday’s Region 8-AAA semifinal match at Collierville. The Dragons won 5-0 and advance to today’s region final against White Station. The Dragons are now 15-1-3 on the season.
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Memphis Central defender Avery Gathright keeps a pass from Collierville’s Jeremy Atkinson as he attempts to flick the ball through during Tuesday’s regional semifinal match.
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Houston’s Josh Moss (7) and White Station’s Victor Estrada battle for the ball during their region semifinal match Tuesday at Rhodes. The Spartans eliminated the Mustangs 4-2.
The St. George’s co-ed water polo team captured the state title May 3. St. George’s defeated St. Benedict 15-10 in the final game.
St. George’s co-ed team wins state By sarah acuf Special to The Weekly
St. George’s Independent School co-ed water polo team won its irst state championship May 3, defeating St. Benedict 15-10. The Gyphons played six games in 29 hours, ultimately winning the title. During the tournament, St. George’s defeated Stewart’s Creek 25-18, Blount County 17-9, Sevier 19-15, KMA of Cleveland 27-14, Christian Brothers 17-15 and St. Benedict 15-10.
“We knew we were the underdog going into the tournament. But knowing that, we worked really hard. Just like the team I knew we were all along! Winning the state championship two weeks before graduation felt really rewarding to me and to all of the seniors,” said team co-captain and senior Calla Michalak. “I am just so proud of the whole team. Getting to hoist the state champion trophy in the pool as a team was a really rewarding way to end the
season.” The St. George’s water polo team includes Wil Adkins, Brynna Bartlett, John Barton, Wil Barton, Caroline Cannon, Hannah Dietz, Sam Hyde, Karina Jensen, John Kutteh, Michael Kutteh, Lauren Marotta, William McBride, Payton McGough, Calla Michalak, Matthew Mullahey, Sarah Thompson, Grant Webb and Jared Whitaker. Sarah Acuf is the assistant director of communication St. George’s independent School.
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Outdoors Calendar DEER MANAGEMENT
MSU Deer Management Workshop: June 13-14 at Heartland Church, 385 Stateline Road, Southaven. Topics will include camera survey setup, deer nutrition, food plots, deer habitat, deer ecology, harvest management, predator management, camera survey picture analysis, deer harvest data analysis, aging deer and wild pig management. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. each day with the program lasting from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $95 per daily workshop or $180 for both. Register online at cfr.msstate.edu/workshops/ deer2014. EDUCATIONAL
Live Fish Feedings: Every Saturday and Sunday at 1 and 4 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops in Memphis. Learn about ish kept in the aquarium at Bass Pro. Contact: 901-213-5800. FISHING TOURNAMENTS
A trail camera in Texas captured this picture of a small buck that obviously objects to sharing a feeder with a gray fox.
PICTURE THIS! When using trail cameras, expect to capture the unexpected By Bryan Brasher email@example.com 901-529-2343
For as little as $50, landowners and leaseholders can purchase an infrared trail camera that will snap digital pictures around the clock of anything that walks within range on their property. People use them for everything from monitoring trespassers to learning more about the big deer that might be roaming their land — and they certainly work well on both fronts. But with so many cameras hanging on trees and fence posts across the country, people often see pictures of things they really weren’t looking for. From deer ighting with raccoons, to bears, mountain lions and other critters they never knew were there, trail-camera surprises have become a common thing. “There is actually a study being conducted right now to determine just how much of the country is being monitored by trail cameras,” said Mike Whittlin of Nontypical Inc., the company that produces the popular Cuddeback Scouting Camera. “You’re talking about millions of cameras taking pictures of everything that moves. It seems kind of inevitable that people are going to get some really interesting shots from time to time.” Those who aren’t familiar with the history of trail cameras would likely be surprised to learn the irst cameras were invented during the late 1880s. National Geographic magazine published the irst trail camera photo in 1906, showing deer that had activated the camera by tripping a wire as they entered a baited trap. The irst cameras, which would take only one picture, eventually evolved to make use of motion-sensing technology that eliminated the need for primitive elements like the trip wire. By the middle of the 20th Century, cameras were using 35-milimeter ilm to snap as many as 36 photos without maintenance — and today, digital trail cameras are available that can take thousands of photos on a single data card.
WILDLIFE BEING WILD Whittlin said one thing that makes oddball trail-camera photos so common is the cameras’ ability to snap shots of unsuspecting animals in their natural environment. His company invites trailcamera owners to post their best photos online at cuddeback.com, and site visitors are allowed to vote for their favorites each week. The winner usually has a picture of an animal doing something rarely seen with the naked eye. “Things like a hawk coming down and grabbing a squirrel from a corn pile or a deer standing with one foot on a raccoon
A Cuddeback trail camera captured this picture of a bobcat trying to get into the basket that rests on the bottom of a corn feeder. The cat is attempting to nab the squirrel hiding inside the basket.
SHOW US YOUR PHOTOS if you have a trail-camera pic that goes a little (or a lot) beyond the norm, we’d love to see it. E-mail your wild photos to brasher@commercialappeal. com or share them at facebook. com/commercialappeal. outdoors. Photos received by e-mail will be posted on The Commercial Appeal Outdoors Facebook page.
An Arkansas hunter arrived at his feeder to find it toppled over and immediately suspected wild hogs were to blame. But he checked his trail camera to find this buck had somehow gotten his antlers tangled in the structure and pulled it over trying to free himself.
— those are the kinds of things that seem to always win our contest,” Whittlin said. “You could sit outside for hours and hours holding a regular camera and probably never get that kind of shot. The trail camera does all of the waiting for you.” Tom Matthews and Allen Hughes, Jr., the co-owners of Memphis-based Avery Outdoors, are also dedicated land managers who use dozens of trail cameras to monitor the deer on their property. They use the cameras to identify mature bucks that are ready for harvest, even going so far as naming the deer and charting their antler growth from one year to the next. Matthews has sifted through thousands of trail-camera pics, and he has a special ile on his laptop for the weird and the wild. “I don’t know which photo is the weirdest, but I have some pretty cool stuf for sure,” Matthews said. “I have a coyote with a dead fawn in its mouth walking past several does and yearlings that are only a few yards away. I have a coyote standing right in the middle
of a bunch of turkeys at a corn feeder, and several of the turkeys are strutting.” Trail camera photos have also helped Matthews see the most interesting phases of antler evolution. “I have two photos of the same buck taken 24 hours apart showing his antlers in full velvet in the irst photo and no velvet in the second photo,” Matthews said. “Those are pretty cool, especially since he is in the exact same place and posture in both photos.”
THE WEIRD, THE WILD AND THE OUT OF THIS WORLD In addition to National Geographic-worthy wildlife photos, trail-camera owners sometimes present pics that range from disturbing to downright ridiculous. In April, Jackson County, Mississippi, residents Rainer and Edith Shattles shared a trail camera photo with local media that they believed showed a UFO shining its lights toward a deer on their property. But trail-camera experts later revealed it to be nothing more than a distorted photo of
a deer with its own glowing eyes loating above its head. Back in 2010, a Louisiana hunter made national waves with a photo of a creepy-looking igure he labeled “Hillbilly Willi” prowling near his tree stand. But the supposed “swamp monster” was debunked as Photoshop work when another of the hunter’s photos — a normal photo of a deer — was shown to have the exact same snap time, right down to the second. “You hear and see a lot of weird stuf,” Whittlin said. “I had a guy call me a little while back who said he was going to use our cameras to ind Bigfoot. You just never know what it’s going to be.” Whittlin believes the lack of trail-camera photos actually disproves the existence of certain critters, For example, thousands of sightings of large, black, predatory cats are reported in Tennessee each year. But despite the multitude of cameras being used in the state, no trailcamera photo of the infamous “black panther” has ever been veriied. “You never say never,” Whittlin said. “But you’d think with all of those cameras covering so much ground, if there were many of them running around, a good picture would eventually turn up.”
Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament on Lake Dardanelle: Thursday through Sunday in Russellville, Arkansas. Daily weigh-ins on bassmaster.com. 42nd Annual St. Jude Bass Classic on Sardis Lake: May 25 from Engineers Point. Entry fee is $250 per team. This year’s grand attendance prize will be a fully-rigged War Eagle 761 Renegade boat with a Yamaha outboard. There will also be a guaranteed payout of $5,000 for irst place, $3,000 for second and $2,000 for third. Contact: Rick Lesley at 901-412-7683 or Gary Conklin at 901-832-7720. Special guests: Liz Cavalier, known as the Queen of the Swamp on TV’s “Swamp People,” her husband, Justin, and Glen Guist, will be at the tournament’s check-in on May 24 at Performance Marine in Sardis from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “They will be signing autographs on St. Jude caps and T-shirts,” Lesley said. The cost will be $5 for caps and $10 for a T-shirt with all proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “We will also have on display a Mossberg model 500 12-gauge shotgun autographed by members of ‘Duck Dynasty,’ ” he said. “This will be auctioned at the weigh-in on Sunday at Engineers Point. Food and drinks will be available for a donation to the hospital. There will also be a rale for a $500 Bass Pro gift card.” EverStart Series Central Division Bass Tournament on Kentucky Lake: May 29-31 in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. Daily weigh-ins on lwlive.com. Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest Catfish Tournament: May 31 in Palestine, Texas. Entry fee is $200 per team. A third team member can ish for $50 as long as person is between the ages of 12-17 or 65 and over. Visit bigcatquest.com. Kids First Adult/Child Team Bass Tournament on Pickwick Lake: May 31 at Pickwick Landing State Park. Entry fee is $25. Visit kidsirstishing.com. FLW Tour on Pickwick Lake: June 5-8 in Florence, Alabama. Daily weigh-ins on lwlive.com. FLW Tour on Kentucky Lake: June 26-29 in Paris, Tennessee. Daily weigh-ins on lwlive.com. Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest Catfish Tournament on the Mississippi River: June 14 in Tunica, Miss. Entry fee is $200 per team. A third team member can ish for $50 as long as person is between 12-17 or 65 and over. Visit bigcatquest.com. Kids First Adult/Child Team Bass Tournament on Pickwick Lake: June 21 at J.P. Coleman State Park. Entry fee is $25. Visit kidsirstishing. com. Kids First Adult/Child Team Bass Tournament on Pickwick Lake: July 19 at J.P. Coleman State Park. Entry fee is $25. Visit kidsirstishing. com. FLW Tour Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray: Aug. 14-17 in Columbia, South Carolina. Daily weigh-ins on lwlive.com. Kids First Adult/Child Team Bass Tournament on Pickwick Lake: Sept. 6 at Pickwick Landing State Park. Entry fee is $25. Visit kidsirstishing.com. EverStart Series Central Division Bass Tournament on the Mississippi River: Sept. 18-20 in La Crosse, Wisc. Daily weigh-ins on lwlive.com. Kids First Adult/Child Team Bass Tournament on Pickwick Lake: Oct. 18 at Pickwick Landing State Park. Entry fee is $25. Visit kidsirstishing.com. EverStart Series Central Division Championship Bass Tournament on Wheeler Lake: Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in Florence, Alabama. Daily weigh-ins on lwlive.com.
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Sunrise Salutes Our Veterans
fresh trades Derrick Davenport
Jonathan Robinson loves selling inexpensive 3rd row SUV’s and this 2004 Durango its the mold. Has a rear DVD for the kids! NADA PRICE: $6,100
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AMERICAN HERO Sunrise salutes our customer, Herbert Watson. Herbert is pictured here with Randy Boyd and his brand new 2014 GMC Acadia. Herbert served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1978. He started out as a mechanic in Flight and Aviation and eventually retired as Instructor on Duty. In his free time, he enjoys ishing and four-wheeling.
traded for this BEAUTIFUL one of a kind 2006 explorer. Eddie Bauer with only 38k miles! 3rd row seat, leather. Come see Dean at the Wolfchase store! NADA PRICE: $15,030
thinks this 2013 Kia Soul is just the cutest little thing she has ever laid her eyes on! 1-owner and it was a local trade. Great car to load up your bikes! NADA PRICE: $15,425
SUNRISE PRICE: $14,488
AMERICAN HERO Sunrise wants to thank Ronald Snipes for his business! His son, Joshua Snipes, is now serving his 2nd tour in Afghanistan. He has been in the Marine Corps now for 4 years and is based out of California in the 29 Palms. Ronald made sure to switch his Marine Corps sticker over to his new Ford he just bought from us. He is very proud of Joshua! Sunrise salutes you both!
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Dominick “D.T.” Tompkins
traded for this great looking 2004 Chevy Tahoe Z71. This 4wd leather Tahoe is ready to go anywhere you want! NADA PRICE: $11,700
can’t believe how nice this 5.3L V8 2004 Sierra drives! It’s an extended cab SLE with a squeaky clean Carfax.
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MANAGER OF THE WEEK
CONSUMERS LOVE THE BUICK REGAL
Tom Edwards Tom Edwards is the Service Manager at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC in Collierville. He has been with us for 5 1/2 years, but has more than 41 years of experience in the automotive business and 35 years as a manager. Tom is a former ASE Master Certiied Technician and a GM Accredited Service Manager and GM Empowered Service Manager. Before he worked as a technician, Tom served in the U.S. Army from 1969-1975. Tom has been married to his wife, Debbie, for 35 years and has 3 children.
SALES INCREASED 21% NATIONWIDE IN APRIL 2014.
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Galaxy of Stars 2003 FORD CROWN VICTORIA #X10939RA ..$3650 2005 BUICK LACROSSE #K20305A ...............$3995 2000 GMC YUKON XL #G40478A .................$4995 2004 HONDA CIVIC #M36250B ....................$5999 2004 GMC SIERRA EXT SLE #W6789RA ......$5999 2007 GMC ENVOY XL #W6772RA ................$6999
Steve Farris, the new car manager
Russ Robinson, aka the Buick Master
Todd Myers,The New Car Manager
at Sunrise at Collierville, LOVES selling these trucks. Why? Because they sell themselves! This is a 2014 Chevy Silverado with the High Country package. This truck has the hard to ind all new 6.2L V8! “I wish I had 50 of these trucks in stock!” says Steve. “I can see why this truck won the 2014 North American Truck of the Year.” Come see Steve at Sunrise Collierville to see for yourself why we have the best truck on the road! See Steve for leases starting at $279/mo on the brand new 2014 Chevy Silverado.
can’t understand why EVERYONE doesn’t drive a Buick! “Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is? Never owned a Buick before- now is your time! With worryfree leases starting at $199/mo, you can get 2 years of Onstar, XM Radio and all maintenance included!” Come experience the new Buick and see why Russ loves his Buicks so much at the Wolfchase store!
at Sunrise on the Pike LOVES the Acadias. In fact he loves them so much he bought one for his wife! Right now you can lease a new Acadia for as low as $259/mo or buy from $30,991. Make sure you ask about 0% as well! James Martin, seen in the picture with Todd, says “The Acadia is one of the safest cars on the road achieving the NHTSA 5-star award. Come see me on the Pike so you can enjoy the Acadia as much as Todd’s family!
1. Batteries, plugs and wires: All of these components give the spark to your vehicle and work extra hard in the cold months. Winter stress can compromise the performance, so make sure to have these parts tested as we move into spring. 2. Brakes: It is always advisable to inspect the entire brake system after a season of snow and ice. 3. Fluid Levels: There are lots of levels to check, so make sure you don’t skip over any of them- engine oil, transmission luid, brake luid, antifreeze/coolant and windshield washer luid. 4. Suspension and Wheel Alignment: Deep potholes aren’t friendly to shocks and struts. An inspection to determine wear or leaks can help alleviate bigger issues down the road. Questions? Come to Sunrise. We’ll scan your check engine light for free!
James King is a GM ASE certiied technician here at Sunrise Buick GMC Wolfchase. James has been with Sunrise 12 years and started out as a lube tech, moved up to certifying preowned vehicles, and now specializes in brakes and front end repairs. He and his wife, Melissa, reside in Somerville, TN with their three beautiful daughters, Ashleigh, Kyla, and Madelyn. James likes to hunt and watch his daughters play softball in his free time.
David Moore has been working with GM dealers in Collierville, TN since 1986. Not only is he GM Factory trained and an ASE Master Tech, but he has also earned the Mark of Excellence from the GM Program. David has many hobbies including,hunting, ishing, dirt and street motorcycles, and racing of all types. He currently resides in Olive Branch, MS. Come see David at Sunrise Collierville!
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Mike Armstrong is our most experienced technician at Sunrise Buick GMC on Covington Pike. Mike has been with the Sunrise organization for over 12 years and is an ASE Certiied Master Technician. Mike has been ASE Certiied for over 35 years and is General Motors Certiied in all skill classiications. He has over 40 years of experience with General Motors vehicles and works with all of our other technicians with training issues. Thank you, Mike, for your service and your continued dedication to customer service.
GM SALUTESVETERANS DURING MILITARYAPPRECIATION MONTH 21 MILLION U.S.MILITARYVETERANS ELIGIBLE FOR GM MILITARY DISCOUNT DETROIT- From today until June 30, all active, reserve, retired and veteran military – regardless of separation date – can receive the General Motors military discount on Chevrolet, Buick and GMC. GM extended military pricing to the more than 21 million U.S. veterans from all service branches: U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard and Coast Guard. “GM has supported the U.S. military for 100 years. From providing purpose-built vehicles in conlict situations to today’s support for veterans and returning military personnel, we continue to be their strong allies,” said Steve Hill, GM vice president of U.S. Sales and Service. “This discount is just one part of our ongoing salute to those who serve our country.” First offered in 2008, the GM Military Discount Program features pricing below suggested retail for eligible vehicles The military discount can be combined with most current incentives. USAA members are eligible for an additional $750 discount. Eligible consumers must take delivery by June 30, 2014. GM Chief Diversity Oficer and retired Navy Capt. Ken Barrett said the military discount is a measure of appreciation for those who have served. “Our support also includes signiicant employment and training opportunities for our currently transitioning military and signiicant philanthropic support for organizations dedicated to serving those who have sacriiced so much,” Barrett said.
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loves this certiied 2012 gmc Acadia Denali! It’s a 1-owner, non-smoker, off lease local customer! LOADED UP! NADA PRICE: $37,950
2007 KIA OPTIMA LX #W6762A ...................$7799 2007 G6 GT #W6769RA ................................$7999 2004 CHEVY SUBURBAN #U4465RA1...........$8999 2006 NISSAN MAXIMA #U4535R .................$9999 2007 CHEVY IMPALA #U4507R ...................$9999
Jeff started working at Sunrise Collierville in September 2013. He is married with two daughters and has one grandson as well. Prior to Sunrise, Jeff sold motorcycles for 3 years after a 20 year history in the HVAC wholesale business. In his spare time, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, playing pool and deep sea ishing.
Phillip recently celebrated his one year anniversary with Sunrise on Covington Pike. His dedication to his customers makes Phillip stand out as the kind of salesman people like doing business with. He lives in Somerville, TN with his lovely wife, Amanda, and their beautiful daughter, Lilllian. In his free time, Phillip loves to cook, work on computers and paint. Come see Phil on the Pike!
Derrick Davenport is a East High Graduate and father who started his customer service career as an associate at the world famous Peabody Hotel. His years of Four Star service made the transition to sales seamless with his attention to details and superb customer dervice. Derrick makes each car buying experience unique and carefree.
Collierville Anniversaries Laddie Boyce, 8 years Dennis Dean, 8 years Ricky Franklin, 8 years
Burt Dunavant, 11 years Phillip Shelton, 1 year Paula Meek, 1 year
James King, 12 years Butch Cohen, 11 years Robert Ashwander, 4 years
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Attention All Memphis FedEx Employees DETROIT-General Motors recognized 68 of its best global automotive suppliers Wednesday evening during its 22nd annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony. “Our suppliers play an important role in helping GM deliver compelling vehicles to our customers,” said Grace Lieblein, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Supplier of the Year winners have outstanding track records for consistently meeting our business needs while also supporting our cultural priorities.” Fewer than 1 percent of GM’s suppliers around the world receive the Supplier of the Year award. Winners are recognized for delivering innovative technology, superior quality, timely crisis management and competitive, total-enterprise cost solutions. Fed-Ex was recognized as one of 68 corporations given the General Motors Supplier of the Year awards.
Mike Eanes Mike Eanes is the Finance Manager at Sunrise Collierville. He started with Sunrise in 1994 and continues to be a valued team member. Outside of work, Mike enjoys family time with his wife, Tammy, and four children, Bailee, Tanner, Jerrod and Garrett. You may see him at Bellevue Baptist or playing Candy Crush!
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Borders wins Optimist Clubâ€™s Oicer of the Year
Fallen oicer had roots in Gâ€™town By Samantha Bryson firstname.lastname@example.org 901-529-2339
By Trena Street Special to The Weekly
When Collierville police oicer Steve Borders received the Memphis Shelby County Optimist Club â€œRespect for Law Oficer of the Yearâ€? award, his wife, Pam, and children, Isabella, Samantha and Jared, were among those in attendance illing the chambers at the town of Collierville courthouse. Collierville Police Chief Larry Goodwin recommended Borders for the award. Goodwin acknowledged Borders as a graduate of the Memphis Police Training Academyâ€™s 18th regional class and noted his â€œstrong work ethic and leadershipâ€? which makes him â€œan obvious choice for the departmentâ€™s ield training oicer position.â€? â€œHe continues to set the bar as a traic oicer,â€? Goodwin said. â€œHe was recognized as Oicer of
Donnie Walden (right), County Optimist Club Respect for Law committee chairman, congratulates Steve Borders for being named â€œRespect for Law Oicer of the Year.â€?
â€œRespect for Law Weekâ€? in Collierville. Gary Swinger, on behalf of Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, also presented a proclamation. Presented annually, the program aims at combating crime, respect for the law and to maintain faith in the preservation of the law and the appreciation and importance of law enforcement oicers. In accepting the award, Borders said, â€œThis is an honor, blessing and a privilege ... I would be nothing without God, my family and my fellow brothers and sisters in blue.â€?
the Month by CPD in December 2013, which culminated in an outstanding year of performance as he worked 242 crashes, issued 579 citations and made 97 arrests. His stats equate to an average of over 48 citations a month and over eight arrests a month.â€? Since 1964, Evonne Siemer of the Memphis and Shelby County Optimist Club Respect the Law Committee said the award, which originated in Shelby County, is now a nationally recognized award and Bordersâ€™ recognition is one of seven awards presented in Shelby County. A proclamation by Mayor Stan Joyner acknowledged May 5-10 as
Trena Street is with the Town of Colliervilleâ€™s public information oice.
In brief G E R M A N T OW N
VBS at St. Georgeâ€™s â€œFaith on the Farmâ€? will be the theme for St. Georgeâ€™s Episcopal Churchâ€™s vacation Bible school for children in fourth and fifth grades. The program will be June 16-20, from 9 a.m. to noon at the church, 2425 S. Germantown Road. The cost is $20 per child with a family maximum charge of $40. The last day to sign up is May 22.
Baseball Camp The irst Houston Mustang Baseball Camp, covering fundamentals, will be June 2-5, from 9 a.m. to noon for kindergarten through eighth graders.
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The second camp, covering hitting and competition camps, will be June 9-23, from 9 a.m. to noon. Call Lane McCarter, 901-6261215 for information. Also, visit mustangsbaseball. com or e-mail email@example.com. To sign up online, visit campscui.active.com/orgs/mustangsbaseball. The cost for each camp is $75, or $140 for both.
Healthy Living Expo The YMCA at Schilling Farms will have its annual Healthy Living Expo Thursday, from 9-11:30 a.m. There will be free health screenings, blood pressure checks, spinal screenings, heel scans and more. There also will be vendors providing information on how to live a healthier lifestyle, cake and plant walk.
WW II vets meeting
There will be a meet and greet with Memphis Grizzlies mascot, Grizz, Sunday at PT Squared, 110 N. Main St. Grizz will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs.
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knew that he was really going to be a great man.â€? When Petrina graduated from Nashvilleâ€™s police academy in September 2013, we was awarded the Oicer Christy Dedman Spirit Award, named in honor of a Metro police oicer who was similarly struck and killed by a tractor-trailer in 2004. Petrinaâ€™s parents, Jim and Joyce, still live in Germantown. His brother, Anthony Petrina, has been The Peabodyâ€™s duckmaster since 2012. Reached by phone Sunday, Jim Petrina said he wasnâ€™t ready to talk about his sonâ€™s death but knew that he was happy working in law enforcement. â€œHe loved what was he was doing, and he was doing it when he died,â€? he said.
Meet and greet Grizzliesâ€™ mascot
The Mid-South WWII Veterans will meet Thursday at Germantown Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. Gene Coe will speak, which will include Omaha Beach DDay veteran Vince Rowell. For more information, call 901-299-7516.
Germantown native Michael Petrina, a promising young oicer with the Metropolitan Nasvhille Police Department, was struck and killed by a motor home while assisting at the scene of an accident Saturday. Petrina, 25, was hit by the oversized vehicle as he was guiding traic at the Old Hickory on-ramp of Interstate 65. He died at the scene at 9:48 a.m. Although Petrina had moved east to Nashville last year to begin his career in law enforcement, the rookie oicerâ€™s roots ran deep in the Memphis area. Petrina graduated from Houston High in 2008 and went on to study criminology at the University of Memphis. Professor K.B. Turner, chairman of the universityâ€™s criminology department, said in an e-mail Sunday that he remembered his former student well, and ofered condolences to the Petrina family on behalf of the university and his department. â€œWhat I remember most about him was his sincerity and level of respect toward others,â€? Turner said. â€œHe would often chat with me about his classes and his future plans as a military oicer and a law enforcement oicer. I will always remember the talks we had.â€? Petrina joined the Tennessee National Guard in 2010 and graduated from the university in 2012. Petrina began volun-
teering with the Forever Young Senior Veteran Wish Organization during his junior year, Michael a nd acPetrina companied a group of World War II veterans to the memorial in Washington in 2011. Founder and president Diane Hight said Petrinaâ€™s passion for honoring the legacy of World War II veterans moved many of them to tears during the 2011 trip. â€œThe world has lost something great, and thatâ€™s the truth,â€? Hight said. â€œI always thought: This guy is going to do something great. Thatâ€™s the way you felt about him, you just
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T H E W E E K LY
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2014 ST. GEORGEâ€™S INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
Dean Brown, Valedictorian
Jason Crawford, Salutatorian
Dean is a dedicated student, a varsity athlete, and an active volunteer. He has been named a National Merit Finalist and received the University of Virginia Book Award last year. 7KLV LV Ă€WWLQJ FRQVLGHULQJ KH ZLOO EH DWWHQGLQJ WKH 8QLYHUVLW\ of Virginia in the fall and has been accepted into their high selective Echols Scholars Program. Upon commencement, he ZLOO KDYH WDNHQ HLJKW $3 FRXUVHV DQG Ă€YH KRQRUV FRXUVHV +H has been inducted into the math, history, art, Spanish, and Latin honors societies and is a member of the National Honor Society and the Cum Laude Society. In co-curricular activities, he served as captain of the Knowledge Bowl Team, vice president of the Student Senate, and was a member of the Peer Leadership Council. He also spent his senior year serving as Prefect for Academics (prefects are the highest leadership position in the school). During the fall, he was the quarterback and captain of the schoolâ€™s football team, a team that made it to the state championship game in the fall. Dean is also an impact player on the state championship varsity soccer team. Additionally, he spends his time coaching a middle school recreational basketball team with a friend. Finally, Dean is copresident of Aliâ€™s Way, an organization that supports children with cancer. He has been instrumental in changing the structure of the programming this year and raising thousands of dollars for the charity in the process.
Not one to shy away from a challenge, Jason will graduate having completed the most challenging schedule possible, SXUVXLQJ Ă€YH $GYDQFHG 3ODFHPHQW FRXUVHV DV ZHOO DV 7KH American Experience, a discussion-based, college-level humanities course taught by the school president. He will graduate having taken nine AP courses (in English, math, science, and history/social science) and four honors courses. Jason spends the majority of his time working to support others. He is employed ten hours each week as a tutor at Mathnasium, D PDWKWXWRULQJ FHQWHU LQ WRZQ ZKHUH KH ZRUNV VSHFLĂ€FDOO\ with younger students. He also tutors privately for a number of middle and upper school students and is a tutor in the schoolâ€™s peer-led Writing Center, a clear nod to his strengths and interests across the board. Jason is an active member of the Peer Leadership Council, a highly selective leadership opportunity where juniors and seniors are paired with small advisory groups in the middle school to discuss everything from schoolwork to peer pressure. Finally, Jason is a member of the Institute for Citizenship, a two-year curricular option that examines issues in-depth on local, national, international, and environmental levels. Jason will be attending Texas Tech University in the fall, and was was accepted into their competitive Rawls Business Leadership Program. In addition to scholarship funds and individual attention from mentors and faculty through this program, Jason will also receive a stipend to further his education overseas during his undergraduate experience.
We congratulate our seniors who have been accepted to the following colleges and universities: Albion College Allegheny College Arizona State University Auburn University Bard College Baylor University Berry College Birmingham-Southern College Boston University Centre College Christian Brothers University Colby College Colgate University College of the Atlantic Colorado State University Denison University DePaul University DePauw University Drexel University Drury University Earlham College Eckerd College Elon University Emory & Henry College Emory University Fordham University Franklin and Marshall College Freed-Hardeman University Furman University Goucher College Green Mountain College Grove City College Guilford College Hamilton College - NY Hampden-Sydney College
Harding University Hendrix College High Point University Hillsdale College Hope College Indiana University at Bloomington Juniata College Kenyon College Lafayette College Lee University Louisiana State University Loyola University Chicago Loyola University New Orleans Maryville College McDaniel College Memphis College of Art Michigan State University Middle Te nnessee State University Millsaps College Mississippi College Mississippi State University Morehouse College Murray State University Northeastern University Northern Arizona University Northwestern University Oglethorpe University Ohio Wesleyan University Oklahoma State University Olivet Nazarene University Otterbein University Pace University, New York City Regis University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rhodes College
Rochester Institute of Te chnology Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey at New Brunswick Saint Louis University 6DLQW 0DU\ÂˇV &ROOHJH RI &DOLIRUQLD 6DLQW 0LFKDHOÂˇV &ROOHJH Samford University Santa Clara University Seattle University Sewanee: The University of the South Southeast Missouri State University Southern Methodist University Southwestern University Te xas A&M University Te xas Christian University Te xas Te ch University The College of Wooster The George Washington University The Ohio State University The University of Alabama The University of Arizona The University of Georgia The University of Memphis The University of Montana, Missoula The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The University of Tampa The University of Te xas, Austin Trinity College Dublin Tufts University University of Aberdeen University of Arkansas University of Chicago University of Cincinnati University of Colorado at Boulder University of Dayton
University of Denver University of Houston University of Houston, Downtown University of Kansas University of Maine University of Maryland, College Park University of Miami University of Michigan University of Mississippi University of Missouri Columbia University of North Carolina at Asheville University of Notre Dame University of Oklahoma University of Pittsburgh University of Puget Sound University of Richmond University of South Carolina University of St. Andrews University of Te nnessee, Chattanooga University of Te nnessee, Knoxville University of Virginia University of Wisconsin, Madison Vanderbilt University Virginia Commonwealth University Wake Forest University Warren Wilson College Washington College Washington University in St. Louis Webster University West Virginia University Wheaton College IL Willamette University Wittenberg University Wofford College Xavier University Xavier University of Louisiana
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