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Veterans Day events in Wilson County
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Veterans Day 2013 is the highlight of the year for all vets and those who honor and support them.  

Nov. 11 is Veterans Day throughout the United States and territories.  

WCHS’ Stafford gets top score on ACT
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Elijah M Stafford, son of Rodney and Jennifer Stafford and a Senior at Wilson Central High School, earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn the top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2013, only 1,162 of more than 1.8 million students earned a composite score of 36.

The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. Some students also take ACT’s optional Writing Test, but the score for that test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score.

In a letter recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT CEO Jon Whitmore said, “While test scores are just one of the many criteria that most colleges consider when making admission decisions, your exceptional ACT composite score should prove helpful as you pursue your education and career goals.” 

ACT test scores are accepted by all major U.S. colleges, and exceptional scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.

West Elementary Principal’s List, Honor Roll
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Principal’s List

Chloe Agnew, Aiden Atkins, Kaitlyn, Jayze Ballesteros, Kaitlyn Bertram, Lindsey Black, Drew Byrum, Ava Coffman, Emma Curtis, Hope Davidson, Savannah Davis, Alannah Delaney, Elijah Dickerson, Giana Fasone, Kendal Fitzsimmons, Landon Greenwood, Quinn Hankes, Ryan Hess, Emmett Jarnagin, Brandon Jeppsen, Caitlyn Jeppsen, Abby Jones, Aubrey Katzenmiller, Josh Keck, Adelyn Kendall, Jameson Keopf, Austin Kerney, Weston Knott, Kasey Lane, Jonnie Meador, Jadyn Miller, Nataly Perez-Hernandez, Kaden Phillips, Brittany Reth, Danielle Reth, Lauren Ritter, Samantha Ritter, Brooks Robertson, Josiah Stafford, Reed Steplowski, Brett Thompson, Joseph Tzompanakis, Kate Waller

Honor Roll

Chloe Agnew, Hailey Allen, Cooper Amos, Parker Arvin, Brin Balz, Carly Beleau, Emma Blair, Wyatt Bowling, Ashlyn Burns, Drew Burns, Thomas Canady, Kensley Carter, Shiloh Caudill, Seth Chambers, Austin Childress, Andrew Courtney, Brookleen Frye, Jill Goodman, Jacob Hamilton, Emma Hicks, Karah Hood, Issac Huddelston, Samuel Hughes, Kylie Karadeema, Sean Knowlon, Collin McKenzie, Bailey Meeks, McKenzie Miller, Rebeca Miu, Jaden Moore, Landon Owen, Chloe Parrish, Paisley Premo, Ryken Salamy, Drew Simpson, Madilyn Spears, Drew St. Germain, James Thomas, Haven Thompson, Crawford Turner, Delaney Waugh, Vic Welsh, Cooper Young, Corbin Alexander, Kylie Bennett, Shelby Brunson, Drew Byrum, Damien Callagy, Emma Covell, Jacob Davidson, Kassidy Davis, Chase Eakes, Jacob Eddins, Giana Fasone, Kendal Fitzsimmons, Ava Guzowski, Trey Hamilton, Landry Hampton, Sydney Hart, Sofie Hess, Kylie Hitchcock, Emmett Jarnagin, Brandon Jeppsen, Amaya Johnson, Kasey Lane, Josh Lanius, Luke Lawson, Ashlyn Martin, Braeden Martin, Morgan Mazzanti, Ashley McCowan, Ian McParlin, Ally Miller, Alex Monroe, Lucy Monroe, Nghi Nguyen, Abby O’Guin, Dottie Owen, Sydney Pishotta, Bella Rogers, Devin Smith, Conner Speed, Reed Steplowski, Abby Thomas, Abby Wheeler, Caleb Pickell, Josie Pugh, Bryce Weekley, Grace Worsham. 

Storms expected Halloween night
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Heavy rains, strong winds and a possible tornado are expected Thursday as a cold front moves through the area. 

Lane shifts on I-40 construction
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews have shifted traffic on Interstate 40 eastbound under Mt. Juliet Road. 

The shift is necessary to all crews to widen and lower the road so large vehicles will have the necessary clearance to get under Mt. Juliet Road. It splits eastbound lanes with one lane right of the work zone and two lanes to the left. This will last roughly two weeks, then will be shifted again. TDOT’s message board signs will locate motorists to the change. 

This work is part of the $55 million widening of I-40 from Central Pike to east of State Route 109.   This project is anticipated to be complete later this winter.

For more information on TDOT construction project activity visit the TDOT SmartWay web site  Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information or can follow us on Twitter at for statewide travel information for traffic information in the Nashville area.

Android and iPhone users can download TDOT’s SmartWay Mobile App to assist them in navigating Tennessee highways. The app provides up-to-the-minute customized traffic information and enables the user to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes. The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android.

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