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Board of Education briefs: 1-2-13

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By The Staff

Students named
to all-district band
Eight high school  students and nine middle school students were recently named to the all-district band, Superintendent Sheila Mitchell reported during the Dec. 17 board of education meeting.
High school students chosen for the all-district band were Caitlin Smith, Trey Darnell, Patrick Callahan, Lacy Napier, Brandon Collins, Hannah Sallee, Mike Walker and Blake Taylor. Middle school students were Ginger Perkins, Hunter Snow, Kyle York, Hope Hendricks, Freeman Denny, Levi Johnson, Abby Shirley, Justin Chowning and Jeremiah Andrade.

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Eagle Scout to build greenhouse and rain station at middle school
Eighth grader Jeremiah Andrade of Scout Troop 37 gave a presentation to the board regarding his more than $1,500 Eagle Scout project.
Andrade will be constructing, with the help of scouts and scout leaders, a greenhouse, storage shed and two 45-gallon rain station barrels between the seventh and eighth grade wings at the Anderson County Middle School.
Money raised from the sale of plants grown in the greenhouse will go to the Junior Farmers of America, Andrade said.
Funds to build the greenhouse will come from fundraising through the JFA and Andrade’s personal fundraising efforts. The greenhouse project is scheduled to be completed by March 17.

Beta Club students place
at Louisville convention
Twenty-three members of the Anderson County High School Beta Club recently participated in a convention Nov. 30 through Dec. 1 at the Galt House in Louisville.
Four entries placed at the convention:  Kim Elam, third place, cross stitch; Heather Basham, second place, Christmas card; Leah Mager, first place, watercolor painting; and the Living Literature group, first place, “A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” Hannah Meredith, Mary Lee, Leslie Hancock, Katie Hatchell, Aliana Goodlett, Kaitlyn Gootee, Kara West, Madeline Davis, Jacob Brumley, Ethan Woodrow and Hunter Campbell.
Chaperones were Marla Seraji, Lauren Vasser and Holly Hollon.