GPS's Gwin Receives National Dance Award

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The National Dance Education Organization has named Mary Chandler Gwin ’14 one of three national winners of the 2014 NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership, and Academic Achievement Award. She was selected for consideration by an adjudication committee of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts, an organization supported by college faculties and professional dancers. 

According to the NDEO, the award certificate and monetary gift are “evidence of excellence in three categories: Artistic Merit, Leadership, and Academic Achievement.” Junior and senior high school students who have been inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts are eligible to apply for the award, the highest student dance award in the nation. As president of Terpsichord, GPS’s contemporary dance company, Ms. Gwin won the first place award for student choreography at the 2013 Tennessee Dance festival sponsored by the Tennessee Association of Dance.

The salutatorian for the GPS Class of 2014, Ms. Gwin served as president of the National Honor Society, president of the Junior Engineering Technical Society, and served for three years on the Honor Council. A GPS Ambassador, she was honored by her classmates as a member of the May Court. She will attend Yale University.

The NHSDA sponsor, GPS Fine Arts Department Chair Cathie Kasch, was also honored for her “outstanding teaching, leadership, and guidance” of the award winner and other dance students.  

To watch a video of Gwin’s dance, click here.


Tennessee Board Of Regents To Hold Quarterly Session March 31

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in its regular quarterly session Friday, March 31, in Smyrna with an agenda that includes changes in some student incidental fees requested by colleges, appointment of a new director at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Morristown and a report by students on the Tennessee Promise scholarship program. The meeting will ... (click for more)

GNTC’s Spring Plant Sale Extended To 4 Days, April 18-21

The Spring Plant Sale at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, an annual event that celebrates spring and the end of the cold weather, is extended to four days this year and will take place April 18-21.   On Tuesday, April 18, the sale will be held from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. and then from Wednesday, April 19, to Thursday, April 20, the sale will last all day from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. ... (click for more)

2 Shot On Rawlings Street Friday Night; 1 In Critical Condition

Two people were shot, Friday night, and one is in critical condition. At approximately  9:56 p.m.  Chattanooga Police officers responded to the 2000 block of Rawlings Street on a report of a person shot. Officers arrived on scene and located one victim lying next to a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. A second victim arrived at a local hospital suffering from ... (click for more)

Car Crashes Into Motel 6 In Dalton; Driver, 17, Admits To Texting While Driving

The Dalton Police Department and Dalton Fire Department responded Saturday morning to a crash at the Motel 6 at Highway 41 and Tibbs Road. The driver of the 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix involved left the roadway and crashed into the Motel 6 building causing severe damage to one of the rooms. There were no major injuries. Investigators believe texting while driving was a contributing ... (click for more)

Slaxxon Regret - And Response

Back in the seventies my three oldest brothers had a buddy named Steve Slack. “Slack” was a star soccer player at Baylor and he grew up on Lookout Mountain, which is where I grew up. He and Jimmy, Henry and Bill went to the University of Virginia where they were roommates in an old, beat up house that was painted pink. Naturally, the place became known as the “Pink Palace” but lest ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Geno: Our ‘Me’ Culture

By almost every measure, Geno Auriemma is the best basketball coach in America. His University of Connecticut women are riding a record 109-game winning streak that dates to Nov. 17, 2016. Stanford barely beat them in overtime 3 years ago, but, before that, they won 41 straight. That means UConn is 153-1 and, in the current 109 streak, they have double-figure wins over the opponents ... (click for more)