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Wilson County Schools report card filled with A’s
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Wilson County once again earned high marks on their report card released last week. 

The annual report card analyzes academic achievement, value added growth, accountability status and graduation and attendance rates per district and school. 

MJ residents win car from Good Morning America
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

One lucky Mt. Juliet family won a free car from Good Morning America’s GMA Great Car Giveaway Tuesday morning. 

Sam and Kristi Mullins were surprised Tuesday morning when Good Morning America correspondent Melissa Rycroft knocked on their door, flanked by many of the Mullins friends and family, to present them with a red Mazda 2014 CX5. 

FDMJ starting new Explorer post
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Fire Department of Mt. Juliet is starting a new Fire Services Explorer post under the Boy Scouts of America’s Learning for Life program. 

The program is open to young men and women ages 14 that have completed the eighth grade, but are not yet 21-years-old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Fire and Emergency Services. 

“We felt that a Post would provide students and young adults with great experience to see firsthand what firefighting and the emergency services is all about,” stated Fire Chief Erron Kinney. “Participants will have a chance to have actual hands-on training with the equipment and tools that are used in the field every day.”

An open house and registration event for interested participants to learn about the post is scheduled on Monday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. The open house will be held at Mt. Juliet Fire Station No. 1 located at 104 Belinda Parkway in Mt. Juliet. Upcoming activities include: Introduction to the Fire Service, Fire Ground Support Functions, and tours of other emergency service agencies like Vanderbilt Lifeflight. Annual membership dues are $20. Participants will also be required to purchase their uniforms.

The program provides a hands-on experience that exposes participants to many career experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path with fire and emergency services and to challenge them to become responsible citizen of their community and country.

“It has been my goal to get this program started in Mt. Juliet. I entered the fire service in 1985 as an Explorer, and I owe so much to the program,” stated Captain Chris Allen, who is organizing the program. “This program helps young adults figure out what they do and don’t want to do as a career.”

Nationally, over 22,500 Explorers participate in over 1,700 Fire and Emergency Services Posts. The program highlights include: the National Fire and Emergency Services Exploring Conference, ride-alongs, career achievement and proficiency awards, training scenarios, and scholarship opportunities.

“Providing this experience not only allows Mt. Juliet youth to learn more about the fire service and explore it as a career option, but it also allows our department to potentially build capacity for future firefighters to service such a wonderful community,” said Fire Assistant Chief Jamie Luffman.

Big Brothers making 2013 Christmas List
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Christmas Family Assistance Request Forms are now available at the Mt. Juliet Community Center and the Health Center next to the Celebration Lutheran Church on N. Mt. Juliet Road until Dec. 13. 

Big Brothers Annual Mother’s Toy Store will be held at the Mt. Juliet Middle School Saturday, Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. It is an opportunity for parents with limited means to shop free of charge for holiday gifts for their children ages newborn to 16 years, and for their special needs children up to 21 years old. 

To shop at Mother’s Toy Store, parents need to provide their picture ID, official proof of their address, an official form of identification of each of their children with proof of age, and documented proof of a need for financial support. Social Security cards cannot be used for identification. 

Last year, the non-profit volunteer organization was able to supply toys to more than 600 Mt. Juliet children, and to deliver food baskets to 325 area families. Big Brothers’ President Sherry Bilbrey reminds applicants to put their copy of the application form in a safe place. “It’s required in order to be served at Mother’s Toy Store. 

Elzie Patton Principal's List, Honor Roll
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Principal’s List

2nd Grade: Rachel Larkin, Collin McMurry, Gabby Piazza, Remon Reezkalla, Issac Rose, Jamison Bush, Aden Cole, Jared Dutch, Harley Jackson, Jace Judd, Travis Ziebarth, Houston Ballard, Matthew “Cole” Booker, Myelei Whitaker, Stephen Mason, Madelynn Hambelton, Lukas Hanna, Lindsay Agee, Sophie Allen, Ashlee Nuckoles. 

3rd Grade: Avary Summers, Carinne Burnette, Ashley Demonbreun. 

4th Grade: Elle Joe Frazier, Ethan Grossman, Anna Davidson, Charlie Ewing, John Reed Hill, Tres Synder. 

5th Grade: Hannah Beckman, Ella Mercer, Ellen Ewing, Olive Jolley, Matthew Delfdendahl, Zack Smith, Lance Terwilliger. 

Honor Roll

2nd Grade: Kirsten Pigg, Nathan Cochran, Natalie Kniffin, Sophia Mekhail, Ella Grace Schaeffer, Kaitlyn Acosta, Den Dineen, Drew Farmer, Abigail Hall, Fernando Mitchell, Mason Nguyen, Hayden Prophit, Joshua Reese, Marisa Romero, Selena Torres Aldavero, Nathan Fayez, Rylee Day Hill, Luke Kinzer, Ariel Parks, Hannah Perry, Landen Smith, Dylan Work, Kidus Habatamu, Jake Helton, Clementine Manley, Bryleigh Randolph, Madelyn Steed, Kaylin Pain, George Monachino, Carter Hinckley, Emma Hall, Peyton Miller, Abby Buchanan, Matthew Girgis, Virginia Rhodes, Luke Sherk. 

3rd Grade: Hedi Beckman, Drew Donathan, Brynn Everett, Cali Hughes, Trevor McGee, Landon Prophit, Tyler Vestal, Abby Wright, Sophia Buchanan, McKenzie Fitzgerald, Mena Helmy, Matthew Jackson, Callie Kinslow, Cooper Leach, Nate Long, Hallie Clark, Jacob Cox, Ja’dyn Hill, Jacob Salvino, Ethan Cox, Isabella Fleming, Mya Henry, Andrew Moore, Abyy Norman, Kaylie Padgett, Grant Sawyer, Bishoy Ibrahim, Abigail Brandrup, Lexie York, Reaghan Ard, Noah Burgess, Ethan Lowman. 

4th Grade: Damon Brown, Jacob Butler, Jevon Clemmons, Emma Conaster, Daniel Davidson, Rebecca Eiseman, Jordan Fox, Presley Futch, Kyrillos Hanna, Gavin Lamkin, Jamie Romero, Rylie Rorie, Ryan Williams, Zack Ziebarth, Anna Zweig, Brian Andrews, Alex Jakalski, Ashlyn Lounsbury, Makiyah Marshall, Abby Mower, Grace Nichols, Brylee Sayer, Abby Zweig, Lindsey Bjorklund, Madi Garrett, Brennan Jolley, Johan Ko, Tannor Meyer, Campbell Miller, Isabel Silva, Abby Taylor, Karma Wymer, Madison Collier, Jacob Cook, Marina Gergis, Joslyn Hatter, Hailee Nichols, Haley Potier, Clara Samuel. 

5th Grade: Jordan Barga, Abby Davidson, Trey Evans, Throne Fay, Jenna Hayes, Sidney Larkin, Khalaaylah O’Neal, Paige Smith, Cara Turner, Makayla Prophit, Grace Reese, Taylor Vestal, Parker Walden, Daniel Tignor, Daniel Duggan, Madeline Fleming, Maddie Jusdd, Hunter Lockert, Will Myers, Layne Nuckoles, Daphne Robinson, Josiah Thomas, Jackson Clark, Cerenitie Hudson, Hope Johnson, Dalton Parrish, Joel Wallace. 

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