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City Swimming Pool Set to Open Friday

May 19, 2009
Dwayne Page
City Swimming Pool to Open Friday-

The Smithville Municipal Swimming Pool is scheduled to open for the season on Friday, May 22nd

Hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Admission is $3.00

Monday, June 1st will be Report Card Day. All students presenting their report cards will get to swim free that day.

Jimmy Lewis says a lot of work has been done on the pool and it looks brand new. The pool area has been freshly repainted, a new fence has been added, sidewalk work has been done, and there's a new entrance to the pool.

County Offers Financial Assistance to EMS Employees Training to Become Paramedics

May 19, 2009
Dwayne Page

EMT's working for DeKalb EMS wanting to become paramedics will get some financial assistance from the county, if they agree to continue working for the county operated ambulance service for at least three years.

Anyone who accepts the funding and doesn't work for at least three years will have to reimburse the county.

EMS director Chip Cook made the request of the county commission Monday night and it was approved.

Cook says paramedics are needed in order for the ambulance service to maintain it's "A" rating."DeKalb EMS is a Class-A service. The state classifies us through the Department of Health as a Class A service. In other words, we provide ALS care, advanced life support, to our patients. In order for us to maintain that Class A rating, we have got to have paramedics on staff. Basically, what the state rules say is that every ambulance that goes on an emergency call needs to have a paramedic on it. Out of all the calls that we run every year, the state only allows us 5% (calls) to not have a paramedic on."

" One of our goals with the ambulance service is to get our EMT's trained up to the paramedic level. In order for us to do that, we need to, if we can, finance their training at Tennessee Tech. This cost is about $4,000. That's what it's estimated to be this year. That includes the tuition, books, and the other testing fees that they have to go through. In exchange for us paying for their training over the next year, the employee signs a three year contract to stay employed at DeKalb EMS and there are certain stipulations in that contract. If they resign then they pay back the county all the money that was spent, pro-rated based on the amount of time they worked."

"We have an employee that is very well qualified and I would like to send him to paramedic school. Part of doing that is paying him while he's in school on the days that he is scheduled to work. He'll go to class two days a week. This works out to three days a month, which is a total of 24 hours per month that we'll be paying him his regular pay rate to go to school."

"It won't affect our full time pay status in the budget. It's already in the budget. We've also budgeted in-service training to pay for the school. We did that in this current budget that we're operating on now."

"During that 24 hour shift that they are scheduled to work and have to be in class, they will come straight to work to finish out their shift, after the class is over. While they're gone, I'll be covering their shifts for them so there won't be any additional costs as far as having any extra people coming in and covering for them. There may be a case where I have to be at a meeting or something like that I can't change. In that case, we would use part time people like we do now."

I ran some figures on it to give you an idea. It'll be 24 hours a month and over a year when you calculate the amount of time, we're looking at 9% of their salary is what we're paying them. Out of their total salary, it's only 9% and it's not increased from what's already in the budget. In other words, It's just like they would be at work."

Meanwhile, the county commission also granted Cook's request to write-off more than $4,000 in uncollectible debts. "On these write-offs, all these patients are deceased, and all their insurance benefits have paid all they're going to pay. We also have copies of their death certificates or obituaries on file for the auditor. We have checked with the probate court as to whether they have filed an estate and whether they own any property in DeKalb or surrounding areas."

City Employees with 10 Years of Service to Get Three Weeks of Paid Vacation

May 18, 2009
Dwayne Page

Smithville employees who have worked for the city ten years or more will get a total of three weeks of paid vacation starting with the new budget year, July 1st.

Mayor Taft Hendrixson offered the proposal Monday night which was unanimously adopted by the aldermen.

Mayor Hendrixson says currently, city employees, after one full year of service, get one week of vacation and those with four years or more qualify for two weeks of paid vacation.

In other business, Fire Chief Charlie Parker requested permission to apply for an Assistance to Firefighters Grant. Parker says if approved, the money could be used to purchase new turnout coats, pants, and the full ensemble head to toe, which would meet new NFPA standards. Grant funds would also be used to replace the department's SCBA breathing air compressor, which is 22 years old, and to replace the fill station that the bottles are in. The total cost is projected to be $96,500 but the city's matching portion would only be 5% or $4,825. The aldermen voted unanimously to make the grant application.

Alderman Jerry Hutchins, Sr. requested that the Smithville Municipal Airport be re-named in honor of our veterans. Action on the request was postponed until the next meeting.

Mayor Hendrixson says a budget workshop will be needed soon, perhaps within a few days after the next regular meeting on June 1st.

He says if the budget can be prepared in time, first reading could be scheduled at the June 15th meeting with second and final reading passage during a special meeting near the end of the month. A new budget has to be enacted by July 1st.

Class of 2009 to Graduate Friday Night

May 18, 2009
Dwayne Page
Kesha Staley- 2009 DCHS Valedictorian-
Whitney Moss-Senior Class President-
Kelly Merriman- 2009 DCHS Salutatorian-
David Bennett- Graduation Guest Speaker

A total of 166 students at DeKalb County High School will receive their diplomas during graduation exercises Friday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m. on the high school football field.

The program will feature remarks by the Valedictorian Kesha Staley, Class President Whitney Moss and Guest Speaker Dave Bennett.

Bennett, a 1986 graduate of DeKalb County High School, is also a 1990 graduate of Tennessee Tech University, where he majored in Finance. He began his career with the State Comptroller of the Treasury in the Division of County Audit in Knoxville. He earned his CPA and in 1996 became a certified government financial manager. In 1999, Bennett became the financial director for Blount County and in 2000, he was appointed assistant county mayor for Blount County.

The prestigious White Rose and Citizenship Awards will be presented to three outstanding members of the class during the commencement program. The DCHS Chorus is expected to perform and the honor students will be recognized including the Valedictorian, Kesha Staley and Salutatorian, Kelly Merriman.

Diplomas will be presented to each graduate by Director of Schools Mark Willoughby.

Students earning "Highest Distinction" with a grade point average of 3.8 to 4.0 include Rosemary Apple, Victoria Bennett, Nicole Burger, Allison Curtis, Justin Dunaway, Josh Emberton, Macy Felts, Krysta Ferrell, Caleb Gash, Carrie Herrin, Jordan Howe, Matthew Lawrence, Rebecca Lawrence, Ryan Leiser, Avarie Maynard, Kelly Merriman, Megan Merriman, Jeff Miller, Megan Osborne, Brooke Pack, Megan Pack, Amanda Price, Amanda Reed, Kesha Staley, Jessica Strickland, Shay Sullivan, Anderson Webb, Thomas West, Tiffany Winchester, and Kara Young.

Students earning "High Distinction" with a grade point average of 3.6 to 3.79 include Russell Ambrose, Adam Arnold, Corey Dodd, Cody Hawkins, Dustin Lattimore, Josh Lester, Anna Little, Malinda Mofield, Nathan Neal, Brandon Owen, Corey Poss, and Nikita Young.

Those earning "Distinction" with a grade point average of 3.2 to 3.59 include Preston Adcock, Emilee Anderson, Kirt Bandy, Carolyn Bass, Brian Bates, Chynna Cade, Courtney DeHoet, Kayla Hale, John Herriott, Shane Hickman, Turner Hobby, Amber Judkins, Lauren Kemp, Alisha Majors, Kimberly Majors, Whitney Moss, Justin Poteete, Jessica Richards, Francisco Rodriguez, Stephen Rogers, Logan Roller, Sonny Sults, Allyson Trapp, and Luke Willoughby.

Members of the DCHS Class of 2009 are as follows:

Preston Thomas Adcock, Russell Whitley Ambrose, Emilee Beth Anderson, Rosemary Neal Apple, Adam B. Arnold, Joshua Caleb Arnold, Emmanuel Arroyo, Cody Ross Atnip, Trista Chantel Atnip

Jessica Bailey, Chelsea Nicole Bain, Linda Sue Bain, James Denton Ball, Kirt Wayne Bandy, Nikki Barrett, Carolyn Annette Bass, Charles O'Brian (Brian) Bates, Zachary Joe Batey, Victoria Lee Bennett, Christopher Scott Bolin, Brittany Lenae Bone, Alli Kristina Bradford, Daniel Jay Brandt, Koby Stanton Bullard, Tiffany Nichole Burchfield, Nicole Clara Burger

Chynna Nicole Cade, Clint Richard Cantrell, Rachael Danielle Cantrell, James Deallen Caplinger, Rebecca Jean Cates, Brittany Nicole Cleveland, Michael Gordon Cockrum, Annie Elizabeth Cook-McSparren, Jessica Lee Cook, Anthony Joshua Cunningham, Elizabeth Elaine Cunningham, Alison Christine Curtis, Benjamin Chad Curtis, John Wesley Curtis,

Jessica Hope Davenport, Dillon Cole Davis, Cory Thomas Dawson, Courtney Nicole DeHoet, Nereyda Garza Delafuente, Corey Tyler Dodd, Justin Alan Dunaway,

Ashmika Shirley Earl, Joshua Lynn Emberton

Macy Celeste Felts, David Thomas Ferrell, Krysta Lynn Ferrell, Shaun Matthew Ferrell, Tayler Marie Foutch, Kiara Nykia Fullilove, Alan Codi Funk

Caleb Bruce Gash, Carla Margaret Gilbert, Justin Lee Goodwin

Jenny Fay Hale, Kayla Brooke Hale, Anthony Wayne Hall, Rickey Dewayne Hall, Travis Glenn Hall, Cody Phillips Hawkins, Hannah Olivia Herman, Samual Louis Herman, Liliana Hernandez, Carrie Elaine Herrin, John Nelson Herriott, Alexander Von Hess, Michael Shane Hickman, Turner Smith Hobby, Jordon Scott Howe, Joshua Johnson, Lisa Darnail Johnson, Stephen Tyler Jones, Amber Lynn Judkins

Lauren Ashleigh Kemp, Mica Brooke Knight, Jackie Renea Knowles, Jonathon Allen Knowles

Dustin Carl Lattimore, Jacob Randall Lawrence, Matthew Lane Lawrence, Rebecca Lynn Lawrence, Ryan Scott Leiser, Joshua Shane Lester, Nicholas Jordan Lester, Megan Lachelle Linder, Anna Katharine Little, Christian Nicole Loftis

Alisha Mae Majors, Kimberly Mae Majors, Jenna Lynn Manning, Shea Matthews, Avarie Elizabeth Maynard, Christopher Paul McCoy, Travis Lane Menix, Kelly Nicole Merriman, Megan Brooke Merriman, Jeffrey W. Miller, Olivia Carol Miller, Susan Jewell Miller, Caleb Lee Minnear, Malinda Sue Mofield, Whitney LaRay Moss

Nathan Neal, Nathan Dallas Nixon, Shanea Marie Nixon, Stephen Dakota Nokes, Stuart Aaron Nunley

Christopher Scott Odom, Megan Alyse Osborne, Brandon Tommis Owen, Holly Rena Owen,

Brooke Elise Pack, Megan Nicole Pack, Stephanie Kaye Page, Justin Aaron Patton, Macrina Perez, Cody Dale Pitt, Corey Brent Poss, Justin Blake Poteete, Shelby Lee Powell, Royce Anthony (Tony) Prater, Amanda Nicole Price, Martha Elizabeth Puckett, Tyler Lee Pyles,

Desiree Nicole Radny, Kirstin Nichole Ramsey, Amanda Michelle Reed, Jessica Gale Richards, Nicole Angela Richards, Crystal Dawn Roden, Francisco Rodriguez, Stephen Michael Rogers, Jordan Shawn Roller, Logan Ray Roller,

Thomas Dalton Silcox, Christopher Joseph Sliger, Kristoffer Alan Smith, Anthony Charles South, Kesha Michelle Staley, Hunter T. Stanfield, Jordan Hunter Stewart, Leslie Nicole Stibil, Jessie Young Strickland, Sonny A. Stults, Shay Nicole Sullivan, Zachary Scott Sumner

John Austin Taylor, Matthew Thomas Tramel, Allyson Faye Trapp, Jalissa Marshay Tubbs

Ashley Leanne Turner

Brittany B. Vickers

Anderson Hudgens Webb, Thomas H. West, Johnny Dakota White, Reba Kaiye Wilkey, Luke Brady Willoughby, Tiffany Shena Winchester

Kara Elizabeth Young, Nikita Carroll Young, and Rebecca Faye Young

Three Men Charged with Theft of Potted Trees from Nursery

May 18, 2009
Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department has arrested three men for allegedly stealing potted trees from a local nursery.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says 25 year old Bradley Wayne Ferrell of Tubbs Street, Liberty; 23 year old Michael Andrew Snyders of West Main Street, Smithville; and 34 year old Kevin Donald Bogle of Barnes Mill Road, Smithville are each charged with theft of property under $500. Bond for them was set at $1,500 each and they will appear in court on May 28th.

Sheriff Ray says Thursday, May 14th, a deputy was on patrol on South Tittsworth Road, Smithville when he spotted a truck weaving in the roadway. Upon stopping the vehicle, the officer talked with Ferrell, who was the driver, and noticed a smell of an alcoholic beverage on Ferrell's person. Ferrell submitted to field sobriety tasks which he passed.

The deputy then noticed several potted trees in the bed of the truck and also discovered that the trees had a label on them from one of the local nurseries on Short Mountain Highway. Ferrell told the officer that he had purchased the trees from a man and provided the man's name. The deputy called the man but he denied selling any trees to Ferrell. Sheriff Ray says Ferrell provided several other names but every time the deputy checked, there was no name or listed phone number for any of those persons.

The officer then talked with Snyders and Bogle, two men who were passengers with Ferrell, but they also told several conflicting stories about the trees. After checking with the local nursery, it was determined that these three men had scaled a fence on Herman Road and took the potted trees.

Meanwhile, in another case, Sheriff Ray says deputies were dispatched to the area of Jacobs Pillar Road on Wednesday, May 13th to answer a possible drunk driver call. Officers saw the vehicle running a stop sign at the intersection of Jacobs Pillar and Turner Road and upon stopping the automobile, found 37 year old Christopher Dale Cantrell of King Ridge Road, Dowelltown in an intoxicated state. Cantrell had slurred speech, was unsteady, and had a smell of alcohol on his person. When Deputies asked Cantrell to perform field sobriety tasks, he refused. Cantrell also refused to take a blood alcohol test. Cantrell was charged with driving under the influence and issued citations for running a stop sign and violation of the implied consent law. Cantrell's bond was set at $1,500 and he will appear in court on May 28th.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says this last week's Grand Jury sealed indictment round up where drug defendants and other criminal violators were arrested was a big success. He asks that if you know of someone who is dealing drugs or involved in any illegal activity, to take advantage of the crime tip line or call him directly at the Jail. Sheriff Ray says "We want people to report illegal activity in the county. What some people might think of as insignificant information might be an important clue in solving a crime." The crime tip line is 464-6400. All calls are kept confidential."

DeKalb West School Conducts DARE Graduation

May 18, 2009
Dwayne Page
Sheriff Patrick Ray, DARE Essay Winner Sam McMillen, DARE Instructor Don Adamson
Sheriff Patrick Ray, DARE Essay Runner-Up Tavia Cantrell, DARE Instructor Don Adamson

Fifth graders at DeKalb West School received certificates during the annual DARE graduation ceremony held Friday

The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program was conducted by DARE Instructor and Chief Deputy Don Adamson of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department.

Each student prepares an essay during the course and those with the best essays from each class are recognized and awarded. This year's essay winners at DeKalb West School are Sam McMillen and Tavia Cantrell.

McMillan was the over-all winner and he read his essay during Friday's program. In addition to the award, prizes, and recognition, McMillen gets to keep "Daren the Lion" the DARE Mascot. Judge Bratten Cook II also presented him a check for $50.

Sheriff Patrick Ray, who spoke during the DARE graduation, told the students that "D.A.R.E. is a cooperative effort by the DeKalb Sheriff's Department, DeKalb County School System, parents, and the community. I ask you today students, to take this valuable information and apply it to your lives, now and forever."

Others on hand for the ceremony were DeKalb West School Principal Danny Parkerson, Judge Cook, Director of Schools Mark Willoughby, Circuit Court Clerk Katherine Pack, Register of Deeds Jeff McMillen, Trustee Sean Driver, Assessor of Property Timothy "Fud" Banks, and County Clerk Mike Clayborn and employees of the Sheriff's Department

Tennessee Scholars Honored at DCHS

May 17, 2009
Dwayne Page

DCHS Students in the Tennessee Scholars Program were honored Friday during Senior Awards Day .

These students have met all requirements for the Tennessee Scholars Program. The Tennessee Scholars program encourages students to take a more rigorous and challenging course of study in high school. Students graduating as Tennessee Scholars have to maintain good academic, disciplinary, and attendance standards as well as volunteer in the community. Tennessee Scholars also choose to take rigorous courses beyond what is required to graduate.

The DeKalb County Education Foundation has generously provided the Tennessee Scholars Medals for the past four years.

The following students graduating as Tennessee Scholars are:

Preston Adcock, Russell Ambrose, Emilee Anderson, Rosemary Apple, Chelsea Bain, Charles Bates, Victoria Bennett, Nicole Burger, Chynna Cade, Brittany Cleveland, Jessica Cook, Allison Curtis, Courtney DeHoet, Ashmika Earl, Josh Emberton, Macy Felts, Krysta Ferrell, Taylor Foutch, Caleb Gash, Jenny Hale, Olivia Herman, Carrie Herrin, Jordan Howe, Amber Judkins, Lauren Kemp, Matthew Lawrence, Rebecca Lawrence, Josh Lester, Nick Lester, Anna Little, Avarie Maynard, Kelly Merriman, Megan Merriman, Jeff Miller, Olivia Miller, Mindy Mofield, Whitney Moss, Megan Osborne, Brooke Pack, Megan Pack, Stephanie Page, Corey Poss, Justin Poteete, Amanda Price, Amanda Reed, Jessica Richards, Francisco Rodriguez, Logan Roller, Kesha Staley, Jessica Strickland, Shay Sullivan, Anderson Webb, Luke Willoughby, Tiffany Winchester, Kara Young, and Nikita Young.

DCHS Seniors Recognized for Academic Achievement

May 17, 2009
Dwayne Page

Several members of the Class of 2009 received special recognition for academic achievement during Friday's Senior Awards Day Program at DCHS.

The awards and the students receiving them are as follows:

Valedictorian- Kesha Staley
Salutatorian- Kelly Merriman
The President's Volunteer Service Award- Megan Merriman

US Marines
Semper Fidelis-Zach Batey
Distinguished Athlete- Shay Sullivan
Scholastic Excellence-Kelly Merriman

US Air Force
Math & Science Award-Ryan Leiser
Technology & Education Award-Rebecca Lawrence
Student Athlete-Krysta Ferrell

US Army Reserves
National Scholar Athlete-JJ Herriott
National Scholar Athlete-Victoria Bennett

English Department Awards -
Rebecca Lawrence, Emille Anderson, Hunter Stewart, and Kayla Hale

Business Department Award-Luke Willoughby
College Trigonometry Award-Nicole Burger
College Algebra Award-Josh Emberton
Advanced Algebra / Trigonometry Award-Nikita Young
Chemistry II-Anderson Webb
Physics-Jordon Howe
Physics-Victoria Bennett
Honors Database Crook-Kelly Merriman
Honors Vocal Music- Carolyn Bass, Annie Cook-McSparren, Beth Cunningham, Macy Felts,
Carrie Herrin, Amber Judkins, Lauren Kemp, Nicole Loftis, Macrina Perez, Allyson Trapp,
Jalissa Tubbs, Reba Wilkey, Nikita Young, Ashley Turner

FFA- Josh Arnold, Brian Bates, Justin Dunaway, Nathan Nixon, Sonny Stults, Thomas West
FCCLA Lucille Ferrell Award-Beth Cunningham

TN 4-H Council- Megan Pack, Brooke Pack, Victoria Bennett, Megan Merriman, Luke Willoughby, Macy Felts, Kara Young, Carla Gilbert, Nathan Nixon, Amber Judkins

Rotary Math Award- Kelly Merriman $100.00
Rotary Vocational Award- Dillon Davis $100.00
Forensic Science-Alison Curtis
Forensic Science- Jordon Howe
Diagnostic Medicine-Alison Curtis
Anatomy & Physiology-Jordon Howe
Health Science Ed-Kesha Staley
DAR Good Citizen Award-Russell Ambrose
Government/Economics-Kesha Staley

Biology 2-Jordon Howe

Students earning "Highest Distinction" with a grade point average of 3.8 to 4.0 in alphabetical order are:

Rosemary Apple, Victoria Bennett, Nicole Burger, Allison Curtis, Justin Dunaway, Josh Emerton, Macy Felts, Krysta Ferrell, Caleb Gash, Carrie Herrin, Jordan Howe, Matthew Lawrence, Rebecca Lawrence, Ryan Leiser, Avarie Maynard, Kelly Merriman, Megan Merriman, Jeff Miller, Megan Osborne, Brooke Pack, Megan Pack, Amanda Price, Amanda Reed, Kesha Staley, Jessica Strickland, Shay Sullivan, Anderson Webb, Thomas West, Tiffany Winchester, and Kara Young.

Students earning "High Distinction" with a grade point average of 3.6 to 3.79 include Russell Ambrose, Adam Arnold, Corey Dodd, Cody Hawkins, Dustin Lattimore, Josh Lester, Anna Little, Malinda Mofield, Nathan Neal, Brandon Owen, Corey Poss, and Nikita Young..

Those earning "Distinction" with a grade point average of 3.2 to 3.59 include Preston Adcock, Emilee Anderson, Kirt Bandy, Carolyn Bass, Brian Bates, Chynna Cade, Courtney DeHoet, Kayla Hale, John Herriott, Shane Hickman, Turner Hobby, Amber Judkins, Lauren Kemp, Alisha Majors, Kimberly Majors, Whitney Moss, Justin Poteete, Jessica Richards, Francisco Rodriguez, Stephen Rogers, Logan Roller, Sonny Stults, Allyson Trapp, and Luke Willoughby.

Indian Creek’s Acteens Sponsor Drive

May 17, 2009
Acteens of Indian Creek Baptist Church

The Acteens of Indian Creek Baptist Church recently volunteered their time and efforts to support DeKalb County Habitat for Humanity.

These young ladies displayed posters, made announcements and encouraged church members to donate household items, furniture, building supplies and other items to Habitat's ReStore Thrift/Building Supplies Store.

Shane Miller helped the effort by transporting the items to the Restore .Donated items will be sold with profits going toward the construction of Habitat's next house.

The ReStore is a retail business operating as a fundraising arm of DeKalb County's Affiliate Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The store is located at 415 Miller Road. Store hours are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9 until noon.

If your organization would like to help, please contact Habitat at 615-215-8181.

Pictured standing from left are: Sue N. Puckett-Jernigan, Acteens Leader; Keeli Bullard, Karissa Nolton, Mary Anne Carpenter, Assistant Acteens Leader; and Dana Cantrell Miller. Seated from left: Reddy Munagala and Brianna Nolton.

Scholarships Awarded to DCHS Seniors

May 15, 2009
Dwayne Page
DCHS Seniors Receiving College Scholarship Awards
DCHS Seniors Receiving Scholarships from Civic Organizations

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships were awarded to members of the Class of 2009 at DeKalb County High School during Friday's annual Senior Awards Day program.

Representatives of colleges, universities, the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marines, businesses, civic groups, and other organizations made the presentations.

Victoria Bennett received one of the largest scholarship awards of the day, a $96,000 Athletic & Academic Scholarship to play fast pitch softball at Cumberland University.

Other scholarship awards are as follows:

MTSU Scholarships:
$13,600 Academic Service Scholarship-Anna Little
$8,000 Provost- Alison Curtis

University of Tennessee at Martin:
$14,000 McWhorter Freshman Scholarship- Courtney DeHoet
$6,000 Deans Scholarship-Courtney DeHoet

Tennessee Tech University:
$10,000 Valedictorian Scholarship- Kesha Staley
$16,000 Academic Service Scholarship- Kelly Merriman
$16,000 Academic Service Scholarship- Kara Young
$750 Tommy Burks Memorial Scholarship- Kesha Staley
$10,000 Golden Eagle Excellence- Cody Hawkins
$12,000 Academic Service Scholarship- Brandon Owen
$8,000 Vice President's Scholarship- Rebecca Lawrence
$600 Phi Delta Kappa- Kelly Merriman
$4,000 Admission Academic Award- Brooke Pack
$750 Tommy Burks Memorial Scholarship- Krysta Ferrell
$4,000 Academic Service Scholarship- Krysta Ferrell
$1,000 Ag Foundation Scholarship- Krysta Ferrell
$4,000 Academic Service Scholarship- Megan Merriman
$2,000 Christine Burks Scholarship- Megan Pack

$4,000 Scholarship- Corey Poss

University of Tennessee at Knoxville:
$6,000 UT Volunteer Scholarship- Jordon Howe

$64,000 Athletic/Academic Scholarship- Shay Sullivan
$20,000 Merit Scholarship- Anderson Webb

$7,500 Academic Scholarship- Luke Willoughby
$2,000 Forensic Speech & Debate Team Scholarship- Luke Willoughby

Vol State Community College:
$3,000 ABC Group Foundation Scholarship- Tayler Foutch

Military Enlistments:

U.S. Army Reserves-
$82,000 to James Ball

U.S. Navy- Koby Bullard, Brian Bates, John Curtis, Stuart Nunley, and Matt Tramel. The value of the college scholarship they're receiving exceeds $75,000

U.S. Marines-
$80,000 to Emmanuel Arroyo

$8,000 Federal Mogul Corporation Scholarship- Brooke Pack

$8,000 DTC McAllen Foutch Scholarship- Shay Sullivan
$350 Chuck Felts Memorial- Macy Felts
$500 DeKalb Soil Conservation District- Justin Dunaway
$1,000 Kyle & Kenny Robinson Memorial-Victoria Bennett
$250 Class of 1969- Josh Emberton

$1,500 Agee Oil Scholarship- Avarie Maynard

Charlene Morrison Johns Memorial-
$500 each to Rosemary Apple, Carrie Herrin, Megan Merriman, Jeff Miller, and Shay Sullivan

DeKalb Fire Fighters Scholarship-
$500 each to Corey Poss, Rebecca Lawrence, and Kelly Merriman

$1,000 Jolly Angels in memory of Jake Hoover- Megan Merriman
Jolly Angels- $1,000 each to Jessica Strickland and Nicole Burger

$500 Clay Edwards Memorial Tiger Pride Scholarship- Matthew Lawrence

$500 DeKalb Republican Women- Amanda Reed

Liberty State Bank Scholarships-
$1,000 each to Jeff Miller and Rebecca Lawrence

$500 Jeff Garrett Memorial- Chynna Cade

Smithville Business & Professional Women's Club-
$500 each to Trista Atnip and Olivia Miller

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home-
$500 each to Kesha Staley and Tayler Foutch

$500 Alan Hooper Memorial- Anderson Webb

$250 AmVets Scholarship- Preston Adcock
$250 AmVets Auxiliary- Chynna Cade

DeKalb Funeral Chapel-
$500 each to Amber Judkins, Matthew Lawrence, and Krysta Ferrell

$6,000 CIC Scholarship- Corey Poss

$500 First Bank- Avarie Maynard

Smithville Rotary Club-
$750 each to Anderson Webb, Russell Ambrose, and Courtney DeHoet

$1,000 Scottish Rite- Kayla Hale

$500 DeKalb Community Hospital- Courtney DeHoet

$500 Class of 1966- Hunter Stewart

Middle Tennessee Times-
$500 each to Victoria Bennett and Jessica Strickland

$1,000 NADC High School Select- Dillon Davis
$1,000 NADC Scholarship- Dillon Davis

$500 DeKalb Farmers Coop- Krysta Ferrell

Lucille Stewart Memorial-
$2,000 each to Megan Pack and Justin Poteete

$500 Elzie & Nell McBride Memorial- Jessica Richards

$750 Leadership DeKalb- Tiffany Winchester

$200 FCCLA- Shanea Nixon

$250 DCHS Student Council- Brooke Pack

$1,000 Comcast Leaders and Achievers- Russell Ambrose

Eddie Crips Memorial Scholarships- Nicole Richards, Megan Pack, and Brooke Pack

$2,000 Beecher & Wilma Moss- Caleb Gash

DeKalb Retired Teachers-
$500 each to Jessica Strickland and Nikita Young

Smithville Women's Club-
$500 each to Jessica Strickland and Amber Judkins
$250 Bill Radcliff Scholarship- Luke Willoughby

$1,000 Castle Heights Military Academy Alumni Scholarship- Anderson Webb

$250 Courtney Pirtle Memorial- Shanea Nixon

$500 Hunter Davis Memorial- Dillon Davis

$2,000 Georgia Career Institute- Olivia Miller

$500 Sheriff's Association Scholarship- Chris Odom

(Top picture- first row, left to right): Megan Merriman, Kesha Staley, Krysta Ferrell, Shay Sullivan, & Victoria Bennett, Kara Young, Brooke Pack, Alison Curtis;
(Second row, left to right): Megan Pack, Luke Willoughby, Corey Poss, Dillon Davis, Brandon Owen, & Cody Hawkins
(Third row, left to right): Jordon Howe, Anderson Webb, Shanea Nixon, Rebecca Lawrence, Courtney DeHoet, & Taylor Foutch

(Bottom Picture-First row, left to right) Kelly Merriman, Megan Merriman, Kesha Staley, Krysta Ferrell, Victoria Bennett, Avarie Maynard, Macy Felts, Nikita Young, & Nicole Burger

(Second row, left to right) Matt Lawrence, Jeff Miller, Russ Ambrose, Corey Poss, Rosemary Apple, Brooke Pack, Megan Pack, Amanda Reed, & Trista Atnip

(Third row, left to right) Amber Judkins, Jessie Strickland, Anderson Webb, Shanea Nixon, Rebecca Lawrence, Courtney DeHoet, Taylor Foutch, Caleb Gash, & Justin Poteete

(Fourth row, left to right) Chynna Cade, Shay Sullivan, Carrie Herrin, Tiffany Winchester, Jessica Richards, Kayla Hale, Preston Adcock, Justin Dunaway, & Dillon Davis

Click this link to see photos from Awards Day.


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