Farragut Student Chosen As Knoxville Youth Poet Laureate

Farragut Student Chosen As Knoxville Youth Poet Laureate

Melody Dalili has been writing poems for years, but she didn’t begin reciting them publicly until a spoken-word performance last August.

Since then, the Farragut High School junior has gotten several opportunities to perform her work, and this month her literary journey led to a groundbreaking honor – recognition as the City of Knoxville’s first Youth Poet Laureate!

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Twin Sisters Share Academic Honors At Karns

Twin Sisters Share Academic Honors At Karns

Jeanne and Emily Seibel grew up singing together in church, they’ve performed in musical theater productions together at Karns High School and in the fall they’ll attend Freed-Hardeman University together.

But before starting the next chapter of their lives, the fraternal twins will be honored together as co-valedictorians of the Karns High Class of 2022!

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Gibbs Students Earn DECA Honors

Gibbs High School teacher LeeAnne Kepper, freshman Mary Anne Cooper and senior Sidney Vass helped the school's DECA Club gain national recognition this year. A campaign to promote Career and Technical Education (CTE) helped students at Gibbs High School earn some...

South-Doyle Students Explore Career Options

Students from South-Doyle Middle School explored careers, practiced elevator speeches and learned how to dress for success at a career-themed event this week! The "Get Hired" field trip included a career fair at the Sarah Simpson Center and programming at UTK's Haslam...

Weightlifting Club Builds Strength And Confidence

Auriel Canales Rojas says the Iron Rangers club at Northwest Middle School helps him feel more confident. Auriel Canales Rojas has been waking up with some aches and pains in recent weeks, but he isn’t worried about it. The 7th-grader at Northwest Middle School is...

Digital Media Project Shares Inspiring Stories

Led by ELA teacher Jade Jernigan (second from right), students at Gresham Middle School have helped create a series of videos that highlight stories about overcoming adversity. (From left, Asia Smith; Carlos Mata; teachers Alice McManus and Jernigan; and Maggie...

A-E Educator Receives National Teaching Award

Melody Hawkins, an assistant administrator at Austin-East Magnet High, was honored on Tuesday as the National University Teacher of the Year. (Photo credit / Justin Johnson) A Knox County educator was in the spotlight after earning a national award, a $50,000 prize...

Student Success

Farragut Student Chosen As Knoxville Youth Poet Laureate

Farragut Student Chosen As Knoxville Youth Poet Laureate

Melody Dalili has been writing poems for years, but she didn’t begin reciting them publicly until a spoken-word performance last August.

Since then, the Farragut High School junior has gotten several opportunities to perform her work, and this month her literary journey led to a groundbreaking honor – recognition as the City of Knoxville’s first Youth Poet Laureate!

read more
Twin Sisters Share Academic Honors At Karns

Twin Sisters Share Academic Honors At Karns

Jeanne and Emily Seibel grew up singing together in church, they’ve performed in musical theater productions together at Karns High School and in the fall they’ll attend Freed-Hardeman University together.

But before starting the next chapter of their lives, the fraternal twins will be honored together as co-valedictorians of the Karns High Class of 2022!

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Student Supports

KCS Community Gives, Receives During Holidays

KCS Community Gives, Receives During Holidays

Across Knox County, KCS employees and students take time during the holidays to assist those in need. Skikila Smith, an ELA teacher at Austin-East Magnet High, organizes an annual holiday shoe drive...

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Vision Team Makes A Difference For Students

Vision Team Makes A Difference For Students

Janet French creates academic materials in braille for students who are blind or vision-impaired. (Photo credit / Mandi Taylor) On a recent morning at Sterchi Elementary, Janet French took a...

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Community Partners

Delaney Legacy Continues To Grow

Delaney Legacy Continues To Grow

Rev. Reneé Kesler, president of the Beck Cultural Exchange Center, said educators played an important role in the lives of Beauford and Joseph Delaney. The Beck Center is planning a museum to...

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Family Supports