Hamilton County Senior Video Feature: Levi Jones, Soddy Daisy High School

Friday, May 22, 2020
To celebrate the Class of 2020, Senior Video Features for Hamilton County Schools highlights a senior from each learning community in May.  The spotlight today is on Levi Jones, a senior at Soddy Daisy High School in the North River Learning Community.  
 
Mr. Jones was diagnosed with health challenges and restricted from physical activity when he was very young, but he has grown to overcome and excel during his school experience.  The summer before his junior year, he found theater when he auditioned for a production of the Chattanooga Theatre Center and landed a part.  Theater became his focus for the future.  He learned that he loved to dance, sing and perform for an audience.
 
“The one thing I remember most about my high school experience is the friends I have made and just the fun memories that have shaped me into who I am and what I have become,” Mr.
Jones said. “I would encourage underclassmen to be yourself and not try to be someone you are not to please others.”     
 
“Levi is just a standout actor,” said Lucy Boydston, Theatre Arts teacher at Soddy Daisy, “Once in a while, you come across a student who really gets it, and Levi is certainly one of those kids.”
 
Mr. Jones will attend East Tennessee State University and major in theater and minor in education.  He plans to become a professional actor and maybe one day teach theater in the Chattanooga area.
 
For more senior recognitions, visit the special page on the Hamilton County Schools website at www.hcde.org.

CSCC Seymour Selected For National Study On Rural Community Colleges

Hansen Named Alum Of The Year For Lee’s Language And Literature Department

Huffling Receives Lee’s Science Department Alumnus Of The Year Award


Over the last several years Cleveland State Community College has been successful on several fronts. These include historic improvement to facilities, significant growth in student success and ... (click for more)

During Lee University’s virtual Homecoming celebrations earlier this month, Chris Hansen was named the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year for the Department of Language and Literature. “Years ... (click for more)

Dr. Lacey Huffling (‘03) received the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from Lee University’s Department of Natural Sciences. This honor was announced during a virtual Homecoming celebration ... (click for more)



Student Scene

CSCC Seymour Selected For National Study On Rural Community Colleges

Over the last several years Cleveland State Community College has been successful on several fronts. These include historic improvement to facilities, significant growth in student success and graduation rates, and strengthened engagement throughout its five-county service area. The college has received national attention for their work from the American Association of Community ... (click for more)

Hansen Named Alum Of The Year For Lee’s Language And Literature Department

During Lee University’s virtual Homecoming celebrations earlier this month, Chris Hansen was named the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year for the Department of Language and Literature. “Years before becoming an award-winning filmmaker and department chair at a major university, Chris Hansen was an intellectually curious and ambitious literary scholar and creative writer whom I've ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Taylor Leads Deputies On Hixson Chase With Speeds Nearing 100 MPH

A man is facing numerous felony charges after leading sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase down Hixson Pike. On Friday morning, deputies noticed a black BMW in the drive-thru of Hixson Pike Smoking Joe’s, and recognized it as a vehicle driven by Andrew Taylor, 40, who has an extensive criminal record. The tag did not match the vehicle. When Taylor pulled into a gas station ... (click for more)

Firefighters Knock Down Flames At House On Shallowford Road

he Chattanooga Fire Department responded to Shallowford Road Saturday after receiving reports that flames and heavy black smoke were coming from a home in the 400 block. It happened at 12:33 a.m. Responding units found a working fire at 404 Shallowford Road and started attacking it. Firefighters worked to get the flames knocked down and searches of the residence were conducted. ... (click for more)

Opinion

County Employees Need A Bonus Too

A few weeks ago we learned that Sheriff Jim Hammond was asking for a second raise. Earlier this year Hamilton County employees were notified that "due to COVID-19" there would be no raises for employees of any kind this year. I guess Mr. Hammond didnt get that memo about no raises. Why is it that some employees will be getting a raise and others are not? That doesn't really ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Not so long ago we started kicking off The Saturday Funnies with some of our favorite riddles, which can be a lot of fun. As you have just discovered, quarantining at Thanksgiving isn’t as much fun but did you notice when we cut the crowd, our gratitude was allowed to get larger? It seemed we had more time to focus on our treasures, and there is something that is pretty much fun ... (click for more)