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Six young men from CCHS have been selected to go to Boys State at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville at the end of May. They are Gene Cravens, Jaret Johnson, Alex Pribanich, Ryan Fehr and Seth Hardeman (not pictured). American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is a participatory program where each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government. (also pictured Charles Osterhoudt and Charles Loveday with the local American Legion Post.
Five young ladies from Cumberland County High School will attend Girls State in late May at Lipscomb University in Nashville. Girls State is a leadership and citizenship-training program offered to young women in Tennessee by the American Legion. Girls State provides young women the opportunity to form and run a mock government by meeting, living, and working with other young female leaders from across the state. Attending Girls State this year from CCHS are as Becca Patton, Bailey Davis, Alli Graham and Anna Holt Shaw.
As part of a joint appointment the Cumberland County Commission approved the appointments of Karen Cole and Joe Salvatto to fill the recently expired terms of Beth Alexander and Tonya Hinch on the Industrial Development Board of Cumberland County-Crossville. Bobby Randolph was also re-appointed. The full board consists of V.J. Dodson, Amanda Elmore, Jack Chadwell, Clark West, Gary Greene, Jim Young, Larry Ebert, Sr., and Pepe Perron.
Stone Memorial High School Senior Dakota Karge made it official on Tuesday afternoon, signing his intent to become a member of the Methodist University Football and Track teams for the 2015-2016 season. An all-around athlete, Karge has was a 4 year letterman and Captain for the SMHS Panther football team as well as a letterman in track and wrestling. Dakota graduates Stone with a 3.6 GPA. Methodist University Head Track Coach Ronald Whiting says he is excited to have Dakota on his roster next year, believing his natural talent and leadership on and off the field will lead him to a National Championship. (Photo: L-R: Coach Watt, Athletic Dir Lance Kennedy, Coach Bates, Front: Mom Stace Karge, Dakota Karge)
The TAD Activity Center recently sponsored a local Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run Competition at Garrison Ball Park. Local winners included Zayda Minnifee, Jaxon Houston, Drake Scarbrough, Rayce Boston, Nolan Wyatt, Ryan Dowlen and Gabriel Wyatt. Each of these local winners have now earned their way to the state competition in June.