Ooltewah High Students Design And Create Chair For Chattanooga's Kids On The Block Fundraising Event

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Front row (floor) Jordan Hawthorne; second row with chair (left to right) Madison Reese and Shelby McMillian; third row (left to right) teacher Carrie Cooke, Naswalt Lazers, Christina Kuichma, Kim Tran and Mariela Arellano.
Front row (floor) Jordan Hawthorne; second row with chair (left to right) Madison Reese and Shelby McMillian; third row (left to right) teacher Carrie Cooke, Naswalt Lazers, Christina Kuichma, Kim Tran and Mariela Arellano.

Students in the Ooltewah High School Art Department designed and decorated a chair which will be auctioned during the  Kids on the Block fundraising event, “Do the Derby…Chattanooga Style” this Saturday at AT&T Field. 

Ooltewah high school students in Mr. Woodall’s class actually built the chair according to OHS Art teacher Ms. Cook.

The Kids on the Block event will be held on Saturday, at AT&T Field from 4:30-11 p.m. The event will include a live and silent auction to help raise necessary funds for Kids on the Block continue to provide educational programs in the 15 county service area of Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama

“We are so excited that these students, who experienced Kids on the Block in elementary school, are now helping us continue to provide educational programs in our community through their involvement in our fundraising events,” said Kelly Williams, CKOB executive director.  “We know our programs make an impact in our community.” In a recent survey of high school freshmen, 77% said that the Kids on the Block program(s) they saw in elementary school helped them to make more positive choices.  Over 75% of the students surveys said that the Kids on the Block bullying and personal safety programs had the most impact in their lives as far as a change in knowledge, behavior and attitude.

For more information on Kids on the Block, call 423 757-5259 or visit www.kidsontheblock.net.


Lookout Valley Class Of 75 Celebrates 40th Reunion Sept. 12

The class of '75 Lookout Valley High will gather to celebrate 40 years post graduation on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Jasper Western Sizzlin at noon Eastern Time.  Please spread the word and respond to the face book event at Lookout Valley High School Class of 1975.  (A head count is needed soon.) Keep your evening free, as many will continue the celebration ... (click for more)

GPS Hosts College Night

With almost 60 colleges and university admission representatives in the GPS gym and Athletic Commons, the season of college searching began Monday. The 57 U.S. schools came from 23 states, and two, American University of Rome (Italy) and Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland, provided international options.   Several hundred juniors and seniors from GPS and McCallie ... (click for more)

Hutcheson Medical Center May Get Bankruptcy Trustee Who Would Focus On Sale Of Fort Oglethorpe Hospital

Hutcheson Medical Center may be headed for appointment of a bankruptcy trustee, who would focus on the sale of the financially-strapped Fort Oglethorpe hospital. An attorney told a bankruptcy court judge in Rome, Ga., on Wednesday afternoon that a buyer is discussing paying over $20 million for all the assets of the community hospital. Attorney Rob Williamson ... (click for more)

Hutcheson Medical Center Unsecured Creditors Committee Asks Trustee Be Appointed For Fort Oglethorpe Hospital; Asks Bankruptcy Not Be Dismissed

The Unsecured Creditors Committee of Hutcheson Medical Center is opposing a motion by U.S. Trustee Guy Gebhardt for a bankruptcy judge to dismiss the bankruptcy for the financially-ailing Fort Oglethorpe hospital.   Instead, the group is asking Judge Paul Bonapfel to appoint a trustee to oversee the Hutcheson finances. In a 16-page motion, the committee said if the bankruptcy ... (click for more)

Who's Responsible For East Ridge's Stadium? - And Response

There just can be no excuse for East Ridge High School's stadium being in such dangerous condition that it has been condemned.   Where is responsible for this? I know there are a few other stadiums like this as well. And there is no excuse for this.  Building new and beautiful schools, state of the art technology. Top athletic facilities as well. Yet, East Ridge ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Barners Trounce Who?

There is a website known as Grammarly that just completed a profound study. An automated proof-reading company (who I hope never finds out about me) collected 100 comments that each included over 50 words from the comment blogs of the nation’s preseason Top 25 college football teams. Then they fed them into the company’s huge algorithm computer and checked each fan base for punctuation, ... (click for more)