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Carrick Glen’s name steeped in MJ history
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Carrick Glen Senior Living Community is as connected to the history of Mt. Juliet as it is to the city today. 

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HCA students heading to robotics competition
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

A group of Heritage Christian Academy home school students are going to get to show their robotic skills Saturday at Tennessee Tech. 

Nine students, ages ranging from 11-14, will compete in the First Lego League state competition this weekend after a week and a half of programming a Lego robot, which they named Frodo, to do certain tasks. 

“It’s been a good experience with them learning how to work together as a team,” said Karen Ward who is helping the kids through the process. 

The students are using their Lego NXT Mindstorms Kit to program their robot to solve problems that have to do with seniors and aging. They have to program the robot through their computer to do certain activities and complete certain tasks. 

Mark Ward, one of the students who is doing the programming, said the process can be difficult because you have to redo the programming over and over. If your measurements and calculations are slightly off, it throws off the whole presentation. 

“We have to decide what order to do them in as well,” said Mark Ward. The order must be worked out so they can get as many tasks done as possible. Ward said there is lots of “debugging.” Karen Ward said it is very rare for a team to finish all of their tasks. 

The members of the team are Caleb Lamott, Andrew Lamott, Alex Noack, Mark Ward, Jonah White, William Boyd, Jacob Berry, Jeremy Beaman and Christian McMahel. 

If they win in Cookeville Saturday, they will move on to international competition in St. Louis, Mo. 

 
MJHS FFA, JROTC sponsor food drive
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hayley Richey

MJHS Intern Writer

Over the past two weeks, students have been bringing in non-perishable goods to the school to benefit the Mt. Juliet Big Brothers Program. 

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Stoner Creek Elementary starts celebration of writing program
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

This year the state is changing the format and rubric for its writing assessment that is administered to fifth, seventh, and 11th graders. 

In the past students would respond to a one or two sentence prompt and were expected to stay on topic while demonstrating mastery of appropriate writing skills.  

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Wilson Co. Fair wins several awards
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Wilson County Fair has received Agricultural Awards of Excellence from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) headquartered in Springfield, MO.  The Awards were received for the Wilson County Fair’s program featuring the overall Agricultural program for the non-agricultural fairgoing public, special Agricultural educational exhibits, video of unique event, what was newly developed at your Fair to promote Agriculture, non-Fair Agricultural event, and Agricultural photo series.  

There are a total of 15 Agriculture Award categories each divided into 5 divisions by attendance, that a Fair or Expo can enter.  The entries are evaluated and judged by a team of industry leaders.  These individuals are selected from the membership of International Association of Fairs and Expositions, which has over 1,200 members from around the globe.

The awards were presented during the Agricultural Awards Breakfast on November 27, 2012 during the 122nd Annual IAFE Convention held in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The Wilson County Fair can take great pride in knowing that their event has been selected for this prestigious honor.  These awards are sponsored by John Deere, who is an avid supporter of the Fair and Expo Industry around the world.

The agricultural fair and exposition sector is not only very important to rural and urban economies globally, but also is steeped in tradition and has a tremendously positive impact on the social well being of our rural and urban society.

 
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