By Lacy Hilliard
The Johnson County School Board met in regular session on December 11 with this months meeting taking place at Mountain City Elementary School. All board members with the exception of Bill Gambill, were present at the December meeting. Gambill continues to struggle through an extended illness.
Since the board has begun rotating their monthly meeting with each school in the district as they await the completion of the new boardroom in central office, it has become customary for the host school to give a presentation. Mountain City Elementary School principal Gay Triplett took the podium to share with the board all of the positive happenings. She shared with the board a slideshow of the various activities students at Mountain City Elementary School enjoy and she also welcomed student Chloe Pennington to share with the board her award winning book fair project. Pennington shared with the board her impressive project on Anne of Green Gables, which clearly required a huge amount of effort to complete. The sixth grade students at Mountain City Elementary also delighted the board by performing two Christmas classics under the direction of music teacher Beth Blevins.
Several other Mountain City Elementary Students were honored at the December board meeting for excellence in academics. The following students were recognized for the highest score in the school per grade or the most gains on the TCAP state proficiency test: Matthew Swift, Chance Norris, Trinady Key, Gracie Laws, Cassidy Lakatos, Cameron Crowder, Elijah Fritts, Brady Fritts, Sarah Arnold, Kaci Tolley, Samantha Morefield, Veda Morefield, Cassidy Lakatos, Kaitlyn Buehrer, Ariana Spencer, George Grill, Peyton Genty, Jackie Kensen, Seth Conder, Jackson Matherly, Zachary Combs, Stacy Greer, and Harlen Savery.
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By Lacy Hilliard