Kaitlyn Thornton, 2011 graduate of Coffee County Central High School, 2015 graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and current graduate student at UTK and employee of the UT Athletic Department recently provided the Coffee County Schools Teen Expo program with a much needed and appreciated donation. This donation of UT athletic wear will be included in the second annual Coffee County Teen Expo. “What a blessing it is to have Coffee County natives return to the community with an interest in giving back,” says Taylor Rayfield, coordinator of Teen Expo. This event, scheduled for July 30th, is intended to provide Coffee County Schools’ students in need with clothing, school supplies, and hygiene items. Open to all Coffee County Schools’ students in upcoming grades 7-12, applications for this year’s event may be obtained from school counselors at your child’s respective school. If you would like to donate or be a part of this program, please contact Taylor Rayfield (723-3309) or LeAnne Evans (723-5150) for more information.
New Union kicked off the summer with our Camp-Read-A lot event. We want our students to be excited about and to keep reading during the summer. The students made trail mix, wrote letters to other students, made arts and crafts, did skits, and played games outside. Also, the students had the opportunity to pledge how many books and/or minutes they will read over the summer. Sally Singles, Fran Gray, some of the high school football players, and parent volunteers helped with the festivities.
All 436 of Coffee County Raider Academy 9th grade students recently had the privilege to participate in the “On My Own” reality simulation
conducted in partnership with the UT Agricultural Extension Office and the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce.