Lookout Mountain Elementary 5th Grader Is Hamilton SHINES Elementary Division Winner

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger recognized Della Joyner Perry, a  5th grader at Lookout Mountain Elementary School Tuesday as the Hamilton SHINES Elementary Division winner.  Della’s artwork was chosen as the best entry from over 50 other elementary division contest entries.  

 

County Mayor Coppinger will present Della with a plaque, a county pin and a poster-size version of her billboard.

  Della’s full-size billboard will be posted at Cummings Highway and Lookout Creek later this week. 

 

Elementary Division Winner

Della Joyner Perry – 5th Grade,  Lookout Mountain Elementary School

Teacher:  Toni Gwaltney        Principal – Ruth White

     

County Mayor Coppinger presented these winners below in similar ceremonies over the last week.   

Middle School Division Winner:

Shailey Shah – 8th Grade, CSLA

Teacher:  Cori Hasden            Principal – Krystal Scarbrough

            Billboard Location:  East Brainerd Road at Lee Highway

 

 

High School Division Winner:

Oscar Gaytan – 10th Grade, Red Bank High School

Teacher:  Michel Belknap      Principal – Justin Robertson

              Billboard Location:  Dayton Boulevard at Sweetland Road

 

 

Private School Division Winner:

Cooper Hayes – 7th Grade, McCallie

Teacher:  Suzanne Mortimer  Headmaster:  Dr. Kirk Walker, Jr.

            Billboard Location:  Brainerd Road at the Tunnel

 

This is the 8th year for the annual contest, which is co-sponsored by the Scenic Cities Beautiful Commission and the Hamilton County Character Education Program. 

 

Hamilton SHINES is an anti-litter program initiated by the County Mayor’s Office in August 2005.  Its mission is to reduce the practice of littering through education and law enforcement.  Though the Hamilton SHINES program has several components including cooperation with local law enforcement and incorporation of a Clean Builder’s Checklist into building inspection process, the most successful effort to date has been the anti-litter contests at all HCDE public schools.  Students participate each year in a comprehensive program that raises awareness about littering and enlists the help of students in changing the littering behaviors of others at home and in their communities.


Helen DeVos College Of Education Celebrates Student Teachers

The Helen DeVos College of Education at Lee University celebrated the accomplishments of its student teachers with a banquet in the Centenary Room on Lee’s campus. Student teachers, cooperating teachers and supervisors enjoyed the evening sharing the semester’s experiences with each other. Speakers for the evening included Cameryn Byrd, Lauren Suits, Jonathan Berry and Jared ... (click for more)

Lee University Named To President’s Service Honor Roll Once Again

The Corporation for National and Community Service announced that Lee University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, once again receiving recognition for its commitment to bettering the community through service. “Receiving this honor indicates that our students and faculty are engaging in transformative service with our community ... (click for more)

2 Suspects Sought In Armed Robbery At Highway 153 Long John Silver's

Police are searching for two suspects in an armed robbery that happened Friday morning. At approximately  8:10  a.m. the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 5317 Highway 153 for a robbery at the Long John Silver's.  Officers discovered that two black men, wearing hoodies and masks, entered the Long John Silver's and forced the assistant manager ... (click for more)

Fire Causes $30,000 In Damages At Scenic City Concrete

Chattanooga firefighters responded to a reported structure fire shortly after  10 p.m. Thursday  at Scenic City Concrete Pumping, at 2903 South Orchard Knob Ave. Captain Donny McMillian with Engine 9 said smoke was visible when the first firefighters arrived. Captain McMillian said the firefighters had to force their way through a locked gate and into the building, ... (click for more)

Please Don't Close The Piccadilly Cafeteria At Hamilton Place - And Response

Oh, no. The Piccadilly Cafeteria at Hamilton Place is closing.  Its last day is Christmas Eve.  I will miss the great food they have there but most of all I will miss their servers, cashiers and waitresses.  They are all so friendly and accommodating.  They make it like it’s a home-style restaurant. I sure wish there was some way that Hamilton Place and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: God Bless Cathy & Co.

The secret to the whole thing is not getting caught but somebody at the Toys R Us store in Framingham, Mass., had a camera when Cathy O’Grady was very quietly paying off all the layaway balances at the popular location last week. The picture snaked its way onto social media sites and her friends quickly recognized the area’s most famous “layaway angel.” Then somebody in nearby ... (click for more)