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William Blount High School Project SEARCH interns (from left) Trevor Fuller, Cole Taylor, Brittany Campbell, Allen Denton and Tiffany Riggs.
Students beamed and parents snapped photos and dabbed at some tears of pride, and one thing that set apart the ceremony Tuesday was that every graduate already has a job. That’s the goal of the Project SEARCH High School Transition Program, piloted this school year with five William Blount High School students. One of 10 Project SEARCH programs in the state, it provides school-to-work transition for students with disabilities. A ceremony Tuesday at the Chilhowee Club recognized the first students completing their internships. Next year, Blount County Schools plans to enroll six or seven students from both William Blount and Heritage high schools in the program.
Amy Beth Miller-The Daily Times
Before they took off from McGhee Tyson Airport on Wednesday, a pilot for the Navy’s flight demonstration squadron warned Heritage High School’s principal of the workout ahead. Lt. Tyler Davies told Jake Jones that 30 minutes flying with him would seem like a four-hour workout. While Jones was excited a couple of weeks ago when he learned he would be taking the flight, he said, “I didn’t understand the speed that the plane would be going.”
By Melanie Tucker-The Daily Times
Whether you saw “Grease” back in 1978 or you’ve seen it since, there is no denying its staying power in American culture. It’s John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll is Here to Stay” and “You’re the One that I Want.” Songs that boosted the movie soundtrack to the top-selling soundtrack in history.