Boyd-Buchanan's Key Club Practices Service With Hot Wheels Project

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Boyd-Buchanan School’s Key Club hosted its annual “Hot Wheels Project” at Martin-Boyd Christian Retirement Home last week. 

The fun project gives Key Club members a creative venue through which to interact with the elderly residents. The students decorate the residents’ wheelchairs and walkers as they spend time talking and laughing with them. The socialization between the students and the residents benefits both generations as they both enjoy this time together.

This week is “Key Club Week” at Boyd-Buchanan School. Monday was “High Five Day” where all high school students are given a “High Five Day” sticker from the Key Club in first period.  

Key Club sponsor and AP English teacher Jordan Bischell, said, “This day promotes positivity throughout the high school.  It encourages students to interact with those they normally wouldn’t even if it’s just to give them a high five.”  

Erlanger hospital’s ICU waiting room was visited by Key Club members on Tuesday morning as the students brought breakfast to those in waiting.  

On Wednesday, members will create “Appreciation Packages” for cafeteria and maintenance staff letting these school employees know that they are valued and appreciated.  

Key Club members will host a card-writing session on Thursday to send care and concern to people in difficult personal situations around the city.  

Friday closes the week out with T-shirt Day, where the students are allowed to “dress down” and wear their Key Club T-shirts modeling to others that they are not only at Boyd-Buchanan for an education, but also to serve.


East Ridge High School Class Of 1974 To Hold Reunion

The East Ridge High School Class of 1974 is having their 40th reunion September 20 at the Chattanoogan on Broad Street.  For more information please go to the website Eastridge74.com. (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)

Eric Williams Charged In Pinewood Avenue Slaying

Police have made an arrest in the slaying of Daniel Adams on Pinewood Avenue, charging a man who showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound shortly afterward. Eric Fitzgerald Williams was charged with criminal homicide and filing a false police report. Williams entered Parkridge Hospital suffering from a wound to his head on April 3 - the same day as the Adams slaying. ... (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 round up was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months and three years supervised release after he plead 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)

What's Wrong With The City Recycle Program? - And Response (2)

Being new to recycling, I have lots to learn.  I rely on 311 and the attendants at the neighborhood collection centers to assist in building my knowledge.   Recently, I had an experience that makes me reconsidered my recycling efforts.  I loaded up my car, called 311 to verify what I could take, only to be blocked by the attendant at my neighborhood collection ... (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)