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West Wilson Middle School Principal’s List
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

6th Grade: Kathleen Ammenheuser, Julia Barnett, Ethan Beleau, Michael Bengston, Lily Bennett, Isabella Bitzer, Spencer Box, Nicole Brill, Chase Cashion, Alex Cook, Jackson Dittert, Aaliyah Frazier, Alexis Garcia, Brent Gilbert, Chloe Guzowski, Ashton Hamblen, Elizabeth Hampton, Mackenzie Hansen, Hannah Hardaway, Abby Hazel, Zach Hinchman, Jake Hood, Lauryn Howard, Hailey Hunter, Kennedy Jarosz, Kensington Jenkins, Shane Johns, Tyler Johnson, Gavin Kerr, Cassidy Ledford, Tristan Lee, Gabby Lewis, Olivia Long, Mason McGill, Kendall Moshinsky, Raymond Ngai, Haven O’Brien, Lisa Patel, Marcella Rea, Derek Reeves, Blaine Robinson, Emily Rowe, Albert Sautner, Vaishnavi Singari, Ryan Smith, Hannah Spoon, Haleigh Spring, Katie Stevenson, Grant Stueck, Kendall Vaughn, Gavin Walker, Matthew Watson, Carter Williams, Teoria Woods, Stephanie Zhang. 

7th Grade: Kevin Adelsberger, Wil Amos, Morgan Bailey, Barga Kinsley, Sarah Beth Barlow, Carmen Botro, Emma Brewer, Marissa Burt, Dawson Carmack, Isaiah Cornick, Jesse Daniel, Audrey Darnell, Sydney Davidson, Skylar DePass, Erin Dowling, Ashley Dowling, Skylar Eastland, Mallory Eden, Cole Fergusson, Tunji Folayan, Erin Fortner, Patrick Frans, Eusebiu Gal-Chis, Sami Germain, Millie Gnewikow, Ben Gravely, Drew Hanks, Andro Henin, Joscelyn Hill, Carly Jacobs, Gretchen Karl, Alex Kolesnikoff, Olivia Lanius, Andrew Lena, Caylin Maguire, Cassie McGee, Dottie McSpadden, Betsey Meleg, Michael Mercante, Kyle Metz, Madison Milton, Kellie Minich, Taylor O’Steen, Taryn Pastore, Dhvani Patel, Taylor Powers, Sofia Presley, Lara Ramanis, Kaylee Richetto, Leon Roberts, Isaiah Roe, Hunter Sanders, Emily Short, Ethan Slate, Connor Smith, Isaiah Stafford, Kelly Standish, Barrett Streeter, Karen Tanious, Austin Turmel, Haleigh Walker, Seth Warren, Meredith Weeks, Liam Whitaker, Leah Wietrzykowski, Whitt Williams, Ava Wood. 

8th Grade: Chase Berta, Miranda Bilbrey, Zach Bitzer, Clatyon Blake, Samantha Brooks, Cassedy Caudill, Caitlin Connell, Connor Coward, Faith Droste, Taylor Everett, Lauren Ghee, Alec Harper, Aaron Hubbell, Lucas Huffman, Emma Jeppsen, Cassie Joslin, Yuka Kawata, Anarae Lambert, Elizabeth Martin, Jacob Maxwell, Kelcie Meador, Kolin Miller, Corbin Pettross, Kyzick Schweppe, Harshil Singapuri, Katie Tays, Taylor Tucker, Abbey Williams, Colton Wilson, Austin Worrell, Audrey Worsham. 

Adult Learning Center now offering classes in MJ
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Wilson County Adult Learning Center (ALC) is excited to announce the addition of GED/HiSET test preparation classes in both Gladeville and Mt. Juliet. All classes are free.

In Gladeville, classes are Mondays, 5-7 p.m. at the Gladeville Community Center, 95 McCreary Rd. 

Classes in Mt. Juliet will start Tuesday, April 29 with registration and testing. This event and all classes will start at 5 p.m. at West Wilson Middle School (Room 806 in the new building), 935 N. Mt. Juliet Rd. Classes will be conducted 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Any adult interested in obtaining a high school equivalency diploma is invited. Please call (615)443-8731 for further information.  The ALC continues to offer free preparation classes in Wilson County (Old Hickory, Watertown, and Lebanon) as well as in Carthage and Hartsville.  Classes are anticipated to continue until mid-June and resume in August.

New Beckwith neighborhood given negative recommendation by planning commission
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

A new neighborhood off of Beckwith Road was given a negative recommendation by the Planning Commission Thursday night. 

MJMS cancer survivor holding Car Wash 4 A Cure
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mt. Juliet Middle Schooler Makenzie Matthews knew the first time she attended the Ride for Kids, she wanted to do something to raise money. 

The event raises money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Matthews  was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor in September of 2008, and after 14 hours of surgery, she woke up blind, unable to talk, walk or use her arms and legs. 

Beavers seeking reelection
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

After the conclusion of the 108th General Assembly, today Senator Mae Beavers formally launched her campaign to continue to serve the people of District 17 in the State Senate.

“It has been an honor to represent the people of Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Macon, Smith, and Wilson Counties,” said Senator Beavers. “I pledge to continue to be an effective leader in the legislature – sponsoring and passing legislation that protects our freedoms, while also holding the state and Washington accountable with how they spend the taxpayers’ money. In addition, I vow to strengthen an already great relationship with city and county leaders to continue to bring jobs and infrastructure projects to District 17.”

Senator Mae Beavers has been a leader for the people in District 17 for over a decade. First elected as a county commissioner, she bucked the establishment and pushed for the passage of Wilson County’s first financial management plan. She then ran for the State House of Representatives, where she fought for the values of the people of Wilson County as their representative in Nashville. Most known for her staunch stance against higher taxes, Senator Beavers was credited by many to be one of the driving forces to kill a state income tax in Tennessee.

After Senator Beavers was elected to the State Senate in 2002, she continued to be a reliable and effective legislator, sponsoring and passing laws which included legislation to lower the sales tax on food, legislation to protect our constitutional rights to privacy and to keep and bear arms, legislation that enabled Tennesseans to make their own healthcare choices, as well as legislation that strengthened the state’s DUI and drug laws.  She has also worked with numerous local leaders from Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Macon, Smith and Wilson Counties to secure funding and bring road and bridge projects to District 17.

During the most recent General Assembly, Senator Beavers has one of the most effective and successful legislators in terms of sponsoring and passing major, conservative legislation.  She has led in the fight to strengthen the laws against users and distributors of meth, while also fighting for law-abiding citizens to have access to cold medicine without government interference. She has been a successful advocate for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and this past year, she was called upon by Governor Haslam to sponsor and pass legislation to once again toughen our state’s DUI laws. 

Senator Beavers has a Bachelor of Science degree from Trevecca Nazarene University. Before retiring, she attended Nashville School of Law, worked as a court reporter and paralegal, and worked as a financial advisor. Since being elected to the State Senate, she has taken a leadership role, serving six years as Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the past two years as First Vice-Chair of the Transportation Committee and the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Senator Beavers and her husband of 47 years, Jerry, attend Trevecca Community Church, and are proud parents and grandparents.

For more information about Senator Beavers’ campaign, you can visit

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