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After a month-long competition to master the most words in Vocabulary.com’s 2023 Spring Training Challenge, McKenzie Middle School students took first place in their division. The students collectively learned and mastered 29,850 words. more
MARTIN — During commencement exercises on May 6, Jack Lawrence of McKenzie received a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Here, he is pictured with his parents, Benjamin and Nichole, and his grandmother, Susan. more
The Tennessee Department of Education released scores from the spring English/language arts (ELA) TCAP assessment Wednesday, May 25, revealing that more than half of Tennessee’s third-grade students are not meeting proficiency in the subject. While some area schools have higher proficiency percentages than the statewide average, McKenzie, Hollow-Rock/Bruceton, Milan and West Carroll special school districts have found their percentages below the state average. more
McKenzie High School graduates who wish for a way to rekindle friendships with old classmates, promote school pride, and help current students – look no further. more
The Bruceton American Legion Post 180 honored five individuals with awards during Central High School’s Academic and Leadership Banquet at the Carroll County Civic Center April 24. Award recipients were Joe Bishop, Post Commander; Reyna Joyner, Citizenship; Drake Northup, Boys State; Owen Crocker, Americanism; and Derreld Robinson, Post Adjutant. more
The McKenzie Elementary School celebrated the end of their 4th nine-weeks of school by honoring students with high or improving grades. The school released the names of students who made the Honor and Merit Rolls and the recipients of the individual Principal’s P.R.I.D.E. Reading, Principal’s P.R.I.D.E. Math, B.U.G. (Bringing Up Grades) and Citizenship awards. more
Eric Flores, of Henry, and Ashton Parsley, of McKenzie, recently earned certifications in information technology systems. more
MARTIN — The University of Tennessee at Martin recently honored the academic achievements of undergraduate students with the publication of the Spring 2023 Chancellor’s Honor Rolls for the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, College of Business and Global Affairs, College of Education, Health and Behavioral Sciences, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. more
In April, seven students from the Tennessee College of Applied Technology–McKenzie were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. more
McKENZIE (May 19) — Six persons retired from McKenzie Special School District at the conclusion of the 2022-23 school year. more
The Carroll County Technical Center announces Daniel Latimer, a senior at McKenzie High School, was awarded the Hospitality Tennessee Education Foundation Scholarship for the HospitalityTN Education Foundation. more
CARROLL COUNTY — A total of 316 high school seniors from five high schools in Carroll County received diplomas during the past week. West Carroll graduated 72 on Thursday, May 11. On Friday, Clarksburg graduated 20 and Hollow Rock-Bruceton graduated 39; Saturday, Huntingdon graduated 100 and on Sunday, McKenzie graduated 85. In The Banner’s coverage area is Gleason with an expected 36 to graduate on Friday, May 19. The McKenzie Banner will publish the names and individual photos of all graduates from the five special school districts in Carroll County and Gleason. That will publish on May 30. more
McKENZIE — After months of weather-caused delays, the steel is being erected on the new multi-purpose indoor sports practice facility at McKenzie High School. Construction began in December, 2023, however, a very wet winter delayed the pouring of concrete, a necessary step prior to erecting the steel. more
McKENZIE (May 2) — Five persons were recognized for their planned retirement at the end of the school year at McKenzie Special School District. They were honored at the May 2 meeting of the Board of Education. more
McKENZIE — Two long-time faculty members at Bethel University announced their plans to retire at the May 4, 2023, faculty meeting. more
McKENZIE — The award-winning McKenzie Marching Rebels celebrated a successful season, earning fifth in the State Division I Small Band Competition. more
HUNTINGDON — Five 13- and 14-year-old students were in court this month, and their parents couldn’t be happier. No, they weren’t on trial for truancy or unruly behavior; in fact, they served as litigants, attorneys and law enforcement officers. more
McKENZIE (May 6) — Bethel University held its Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 6 in the Crisp Arena on the McKenzie campus. The students were seated at floor level and qued to the elevated platform, where they walked across to receive their diplomas from President Walter Butler. more
ATWOOD (May 4) — West Carroll Junior/Senior High School will be part of the state’s Innovative School Model schools during the 2023-24 school year. more
McKENZIE (MAY 2) — McKenzie Special School District is participating in a state initiative to better prepare students for careers and college through the Innovative Schools Model and a $1,500,000 grant to support the initiative. more
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