NHS Holds Fall Induction At GPS

Friday, October 18, 2013

GPS Senior Mary Chandler Gwin, president of the Duffy Jarnagin chapter of the GPS National Honor Society, presided over the fall induction ceremony on Thursday that honored seniors and juniors with new membership. 

The induction was preceded by essay tributes to the scholarship, service, character, and leadership that the newest members have displayed as students at GPS. In addition to their academic success, they are artists, athletes, community volunteers, and class officers.  

Joining the society of scholars are Katie Morgan, Ann Potter, Sarah Richie, Anjali Chandra, Ragan Foley, April Forsthoffer, Hannah Geerlings, Ellie Haskins, Rachel Hudson, Najia Humayun, Abby Jansen, Katie McDougal, Anina Mu, Hira Munir, Taylor Reid, Lindsay Rufolo, Nia Sanders, Cami Shands, Hannah Thel, Anne Miller Welborn, Meg Winchester, and Gloria Yan. 

Other officers of the chapter include Jessica Erhart, vice president; Lucy Whitfield, secretary; and Meghna Talluri, treasurer, who led the student body in a beautiful a cappella singing of the GPS alma mater.

East Ridge High School Class Of 1974, 1978 And 1979 To Hold Reunions

The East Ridge High School Class of 1974 is having their 40th reunion Sept. 20 at the Chattanoogan on Broad Street.    For more information please go to the website  Eastridge74.com .  East Ridge High School Class of 1978 and 1979 and Friends is planning their upcoming 35th year reunion on July 26 at the Chattanooga Convention Center and an Alumni Picnic ... (click for more)

Cadet Major Lynn Fults Receives DAR National JROTC Award For Excellence

The Red Bank High School  JROTC Annual Awards ceremonies was the finale of the year’s accomplishments with cadets receiving honors.   Col. Hugh Enichs heads up the JROTC Department. Cadet Major Lynn Fults was awarded the DAR National JROTC Award for Excellence by the Nancy Ward DAR Chapter, by representative Pauline Moore.  Cadet Fults qualified for state track ... (click for more)

Haslam Signs Bill Ending Forced Annexation And Giving Tennesseans Right To Vote

Governor Bill Haslam signed HB 2371/SB2464 on Wednesday. The law ends forced annexations and gives Tennesseans the right to vote. The law now requires cities to annex by consent of the landowner or through referendum approved by a majority of the landowners to be annexed. As an additional protection to farmers, land primarily used for agriculture purposes may not be annexed by any ... (click for more)

One Of "Worst Of The Worst" Gets 10-Month Federal Sentence

One of the men labeled as the "worst of the worst" in a Chattanooga roundup was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months and three years supervised release after he pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. Guy Wilkerson told Federal Judge Sandy Mattice, "I'm just a young father and I want the best for my kids." He said he apologized and that he knew what he ... (click for more)

Time For Tennessee To Act On Climate This Earth Day - And Response

Tennessee will join the rest of the southeast region, the nation and countries across the world in celebrating Earth Day on April 22. The entire month of April is a great time to reflect on the strides we have made to reduce pollution over the last 44 years, and assess current environmental conditions while evaluating our personal responsibility to a cleaner environment.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: That Billboard & Much More

Now that early voting has started and our strawberries have hopefully survived this last blush of winter, allow me to catch up on some things but, first, here’s a letter from a concerned reader I feel compelled to share: “There is something I have noticed throughout Brainerd, East Brainerd, Dayton, etc. A billboard has been put up, I believe by the Health Department of Hamilton ... (click for more)