Aaron Carroll, Award Winner PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jessica Boring   
Wednesday, 15 April 2009 14:19

Aaron Carroll, currently a senior at William Blount High School, has an indisputable aptitude for art. He was awarded a National Gold Key for his piece “The Time We Kill Keeps Us Alive” from the Scholastic Competition, which is the oldest and most prestigious student art competition in the United States. Incidentally, past winners of the National Gold Key include Andy Warhol and Robert Redford. Last year he was awarded gold at the Scholastic Regional. He was awarded first place for his two-dimensional work at the Fine Arts Blount Student Show. He has won two ribbons at the Roane State Competition. This year he won first place in the drawing category at the Tennessee Valley Fair. He has also had two of his pieces featured in the Knoxville Museum of Art Show, and at the most recent Scholastic Competition, he walked away with not only the Gold Key for his work “The Time We Kill Keeps Us Alive”, but he was also presented with a silver key and a honorable mention award.

Carroll’s time at William Blount High School has been well spent. He has taken a year of graphic art and three years of visual art at William Blount. He did a more up-to-date renovation of the beloved school mascot, the Governor. This new and improved Governor has been featured on the William Blount High Website and is used on William Blount High School apparel and products; it has even been used for coverage on ESPN.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2009 14:27
Autism Walk PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Whitney Hower   
Wednesday, 15 April 2009 14:16

Autism is the foremost developmental disability in the United States. Sixty-seven cases are diagnosed each day, which makes it nearly one child every twenty minutes. It affects 1 in 150 children. With no known medical cure or effective treatment, autism needs as much funding as it can get.

In 2008 the HOSA club at William Blount High stepped up to join the Walk for Autism event and raised approximately $2,800. This year the school has partnered with Heritage to increase both participation and funding.

Students young and old will be able to enjoy activities such as face painting, hair coloring, getting temporary tattoos, and making t-shirts. Adults may partake in a silent auction with contributions from Target, Buffalo Wild Wings, the Daily Times, and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

WBHS Wins At Welding PDF Print E-mail
Written by Courtney Cox and Brittany Wilson   
Wednesday, 15 April 2009 13:43

On March 12, 2009, the William Blount High School welding classes, taught by Bruce Suddarth, walked away from Heritage High School with top prize in the cross county welding competition.  These sister schools have held this competition for the past three years.  The competition consists of three different welding processes and one cutting process.  Students compete in these events that take the entire day to complete.

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Future Stars Summer Program PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ashley Harper   
Wednesday, 15 April 2009 13:49

Attention all youth! An extraordinary workshop experience is being offered this summer at the Tennessee Career Center in Alcoa! Eligible participants include youth ranging in ages from 16 to 24, but only 100 people with be chosen for the program. From June 1st to the 3rd, the Workforce Development Office for the youth in Blount County will be funding a program which prepares all interested youth for the working world. This 3-day workshop offers classes on Time Management, Safety Training, Dress for Success, Career Research, Employer Expectation, Team Building, Banking (how to open a savings or checking account), Budgeting and Rules of Work. The classes will be offered from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Mind Over Muscles PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ashley Deyo   
Wednesday, 15 April 2009 13:38

Jacob Holley, a senior, recently won runner-up in the State when the wrestling team went to finals.  Though he went into the competition as the underdog, he managed to pull it together and leave with a well disserved title.  But how did he do it?  Holley stated that he had been wrestling for three years, and he now shares his experiences, goals, predictions, and personal tips. 

The road to becoming good at anything is a tough road indeed; so how is it that wrestlers like Jacob Holley prepare themselves?  When asked this, Holley stated that they have to train hard and focus on what they are doing.  Wrestling season begins in mid- November, practicing daily, with thirty to fifty matches.  So, you have to be committed for the long season, and setting personal goals is key.

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