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TCAT-McKenzie Hosts Signing Day

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TCAT-McKenzie Hosts Signing Day BY BRAD SAM brad@mckenziebanner.com McKENZIE (February 16) –— Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology across the state and other schools across the nation participated in Thursday’s National Career Technical Education (CTE) Letter of Intent Signing Day. The event is sponsored by the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), a partnership of industry and educational institutions. The McKenzie ...

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Jackson Generals’ ‘Sarge’ Visits McKenzie Elementary

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Jackson Generals’ ‘Sarge’ Visits McKenzie Elementary BY BRAD SAM brad@mckenziebanner.com McKENZIE (February 10) — Students at McKenzie Elementary received a visit from Jackson Generals mascot “Sarge” on Friday afternoon as part of Kindness Week. Sarge was joined by Nick Mongelli, Generals community relations director, and Kate Lentz, community relations assistant. The two introduced the jovial bulldog, whose entrance brought thundering ...

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‘Read Across America’ Returns To McKenzie Elementary

‘Read Across America’ Returns To McKenzie Elementary McKenzie Elementary School is hosting the annual Read Across America Night on Thursday, March 2, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the school on Brooks Avenue. The community is invited to celebrate the experience and to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Cat in the Hat, Thing 1, and Thing 2 will attend. Cookies and juice ...

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McKenzie School Board Hears About New P.E. Equipment, Activities

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McKenzie School Board Hears About New P.E. Equipment, Activities BY JOEL WASHBURN washburn@mckenziebanner.com McKENZIE (January 31) — Students at McKenzie Middle School have new equipment and games for physical education classes, thanks to a grant $10,000 grant from Wells Fargo. PE teachers Ty Riggins and Jennifer Nelson spoke to members of the Board of Education of the McKenzie Special School ...

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Emily Bolin Wins District Voice of Democracy

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Emily Bolin Wins District Voice of Democracy BY BRAD SAM brad@mckenziebanner.com JACKSON (January 24) — Sophomore Emily Bolin of McKenzie is the district winner in the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Voice of Democracy speech-writing contest. The previous week, Bolin won the contest at the local VFW Post, securing her a spot in the district competition, judged at the Jackson VFW. ...

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McKenzie FFA Competes In Horse Evaluation

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McKenzie FFA Competes In Horse Evaluation MARTIN (January 24) — The McKenzie FFA competed Tuesday in the West Tennessee Horse Evaluation CDE held at the University of Tennessee at Martin. These members placed five groups of animals in the correct order and gave reasons for their placing to judges. The students evaluated horses in halter mare, halter gelding, hunter under ...

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McKenzie Band Members Selected to UTM Honor Bands

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McKenzie Band Members Selected to UTM Honor Bands MARTIN (January 26-28) — The University of Tennessee at Martin recently hosted musicians from approximately 80 Tennessee and Kentucky schools for its 38th Annual Honor Band Festival. Students were selected to participate based on individual musical accomplishments and director’s recommendations. The musicians auditioned for chair placement in one of four bands on ...

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Rebel Singers Host Winter Concert

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Rebel Singers Host Winter Concert McKENZIE (December 15) — The McKenzie Elementary Rebel Singers presented their winter concert in the MHS Theatre Thursday evening. The third grade group performed a set of holiday songs, including “Season of Bells,” “Once Upon a Christmastime,” “Christmas Tree, What Will You Be,” “Dreidel, Spin!,” “I Want to Be An Elf,” “The Christmas Tree,” and ...

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High School Students Participate In STEM Program at Chamber

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High School Students Participate In STEM Program at Chamber HUNTINGDON (December 10) — Students spent their Saturday morning participating in the STEM Program at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. The students were dissecting cow eyes and cutting open sheep brains as part of the a learning experience. The December session was led by Stephen Bailey from Vanderbilt University and ...

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Local Residents Receive Degrees From UT Martin

Local Residents Receive Degrees From UT Martin MARTIN — Several Carroll County residents were among students who received degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin during fall commencement held Saturday, December 10 in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center on the UT Martin campus. The students receiving undergraduate degrees were: Bruceton – Kayla Darlene Cooper, Morgan Taylor Dunlap; Clarksburg ...

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