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Elizabethton Top Ten Percent – Part 3… Honoring the Top Ten Percent of the Class of 2020

BY IVAN SANDERS
STAR STAFF
ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com
In today’s publication, the Star recognizes the final members of the Top Ten Percent of Elizabethton High School for the Class of 2020.

A total of 33 students were recognized by EHS for the school year.

Included along with photos are memories that each student had of their secondary education.

AUDREY LANDSTREET
Audrey Landstreet is the daughter of Collins and Jennifer Landstreet.
-Winning the band and color guard state championship in 2016
-Marching at Neyland stadium with the band
-Going to Disney with the band
-Cheering the football team to a state title
-Being elected student liaison to the school board and being elected NHS president
-Leading Bartleby Jr classes at the elementary schools
-Summer cheer conditioning with Mrs. Ellis
-Cheering for the Lady Cyclones basketball team at substate
-Earning an AP Scholar Award from the College Board
-Being in the 30+ ACT club
She will be attending Georgetown University in Washington DC next year to study economics.

CAMILLE LANDSTREET
Camille Landstreet is the daughter of Collins and Jennifer Landstreet.
– Cheering and rushing the field at the state championship

– Winning the 2016 Tennessee State Marching Band Championship

– Marching at Disney World and Neyland Stadium with the Betsy Band

– Running through the helmet on Friday nights

– Performing the band show at the state championship for the last time

– Cheering at the Homecoming pep rallies for the elementary schools

– Dancing with Watts Dance Studio

– Teaching enrichment groups at the elementary schools through the Bartleby program

– Playing 2nd chair flute in the Betsy Band

– Being recognized for my 30+ ACT score and being awarded the E.E. Perry Scholarship

She will be studying in the Chancellor’s Honors Program at the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a major in Civil Engineering. I was awarded the E. E. Perry Scholarship, the Volunteer Scholarship, and the Hope Scholarship.

Kaylen Lennisa Shell

Kaylen Shell is the daughter of Jason and Sandy Shell.

-Being named the 2019 Holston Medical Group Scholar Athlete

– Being third in EHS history for number of goals scored in soccer

– Being in the Lady Cyclone 1000 Point Club for basketball

– Making a state appearance during her freshman season of softball

– Being named to All-Conference, All-District, and All-Region in soccer, softball and basketball

– Helping to create the soccer locker room as part of a Bartleby Project

– Being a member of several clubs including: FCA, SGA, Mountain Club, NHS, and Clinical Internships

– Attending debutante with her friends

– Participating in Homecoming Court Freshman and Senior years

– Making a lot of friends throughout high school.

After high school, she plans to attend East Tennessee State University to study speech-language pathology.

Alexis Marie Shelton

Alexis Shelton is the daughter of Robert and Michelle Shelton.

-Participating in the “Wishing on a Cyclone” project

-Participating in the Kuddles for Kidz toy drive for the hospital

– Being a semi-finalist in the Barter Playwright Festival

– Placing first in the Barn Quilt and Story Competition

– Having a painting displayed at the Student-led Art Show

– Having a school mother—Mrs. Hardin!

– Mr. Church making her actual mom cry because her essay was so good.

– Being a part of the Redhead Murders investigation

– Learning that she is technically a mutant in biology

– Finding out who she is

After high school she plans to attend the University of Tennessee Knoxville to pursue a pre-med degree and a minor in writing. Her career aspirations are to become a pediatric pulmonologist.

Aaron Levi Shingleton

Levi Shingleton is the son of Wayne and Angie Shingleton. His most notable moments of high school include:

– Being called “Lexi Singleton” at FBLA State Conference

– Being registered as a different student at the Science Bowl the first time he went

– Holding the cage of bees purchased for the EHS hive

– Seeing the VR Lab at EHS being set up before anyone else

– Speaking at a Country Commission meeting to promote bringing XR industry to the area

– Being the first student Beekeeper of the EHS Betsy Bees

– Serving as FBLA President his senior year

– Participating in the NPR Student Podcast Challenge

– Competing in topics of Intro to Information Technology and Computer Problem Solving at FBLA State.

– Being a member of the 30+ ACT club

After high school, he will be completing a summer internship at Lobaki, Inc. in Jackson, Mississippi to kickstart a career in Extended Reality development. He plans to attend East Tennessee State University to pursue a degree in Computing with an information technology focus.

Morgan Emery Smith

Morgan Smith is the daughter of Phillip and Tonia Smith.

– Watching the football team win the State Championship

– Being recognized at Senior Night

– Going to formal

– Helping paint up for football and basketball games

– Going to substate twice in Volleyball

– Being on the Homecoming Court

– Beating the school record for kills and assists in Volleyball

– Signing with Tusculum University

After high school, she plans to attend Tusculum University on a volleyball scholarship to pursue a degree in accounting.

Kayla Lenae Story

Kayla Story is the daughter of Christa Marshall.

– Winning the 2016 Division II State Marching Band Championship with the Betsy Band

– Going to Disney World for the first (and second) times

– Participating in the NPR Student Podcast Challenge

– Marching with the Pride of the Southland Band in Knoxville

– Founding the “GRAND” program at Sycamore Springs

– Watching the football team win the state championship

– Being in the 30+ ACT club

– Cheering for two years for JV basketball

– Being chosen for the ETSU Honors College

– Winning the East TN Tuff Tales Writing Contest

After high school, she plans to attend East Tennessee State University and be a member of the Marching Bucs. She has been recognized as one of twenty-two University Honors Scholars and received a full scholarship.

Nicholas Street

Nick Street is the son of Stacy and Susan Street.

– Being a member of the 30+ ACT club

– Being named All-Conference in Cross Country and Track

– Being inducted into National Honor Society

– Placing first at HOSA competition

– Participating in the Bartleby Program

– Serving as a member of SGA

– Being a member of Mountain Club

– Running Cross Country and Track

– Being a member of the Tennis Team

After high school, he plans to attend the University of Tennessee Knoxville as a Top VOL Scholar and a member of the Honors and Leadership Program. He plans to pursue a career in the medical field.

Carlee Rose Sullins

Carlee Sullins is the daughter of Bobby and Jennifer Sullins.

– Serving as Senior Class President

– Being a three-year member of the Varsity Cheer Team

– Making NCA All-American Cheerleader her sophomore year

– Serving as yearbook editor

– Singing at Biltmore for the Candlelight Christmas Service

– Becoming Miss Volunteer 2.0

– Finding her passion and what she wants to do with her life

– Receiving a Volunteer Governor’s Star Award

– Finally understanding math thanks to Mr. Jones

– Surviving all four years and making it to graduation!

After high school, she plans to attend Emory and Henry College to pursue a degree in political science and a minor in Spanish. She has received multiple scholarships including academic scholarships for the honors program and cheer scholarships.

Taylor Makenzie Thompson

Taylor Thompson is the niece of Chrystal Thompson and the daughter of Ed Thompson.

– Going on the XQ Live trip to Nashville

– Watching the football team win the state championship

– Being on Homecoming Court

– Starting a business

– Going to YoungLife camp every year

– Participating in the “Save our Stories” veteran project through Bartleby

– Going to Big Stuf church camp

– Taking a trip to Hawaii

– Working at Chick-Fil-A for two years

– Getting accepted to University of Tennessee Knoxville

After high school, she plans to attend the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a Pledge Scholarship to pursue a degree in communications.

Rachel Nicole Turner

Rachel Turner is the daughter of Robert and Mary Turner.

– Participating in cold-case work with her sociology class

– Interviewing veterans for her English 3/US History class

– Publishing a story about John Wiggins in the Elizabethton Star

– Going to XQ Live in Nashville and participating in a student roundtable

– Participating in the EHS/Crosstown student roundtable

– Working on her community improvement project, GRAND, at Sycamore Springs

– Working on the creation of an all-inclusive playground at Sycamore Shoals

– Working on the Redhead Murders investigations

– Participating in the Bonnie Kate Community Art event

– Maintaining a 4.0 GPA throughout high school

After high school, she plans to attend Emory and Henry College to pursue a degree in Biology and education while also riding on the equestrian team. She has received multiple scholarships including an Honors Cohort scholarship and an equestrian scholarship.

Nathan Landon Wetzel

Nate Wetzel is the son of Andy and Jenny Wetzel.

-Being inducted into National Honor Society

-Being a three-year member of the tennis team

-Serving as a member of SGA

-Serving as a member of the Executive Board of HOSA

-Participating in the Clinical Internship Program

-Performing at the National Memorial Day Choral Festival in Washington, DC

-Participating in the XQ Live event in Nashville TN

-Serving as a 2019 Graduation Marshall

-Being chosen for the ETSU Medical Camp

-Serving as a lifeguard at Elizabethton Franklin Pool

After high school, he plans to follow in his father and brother’s footsteps by enlisting in the United States Marine Corp. He will attend basic training at Paris Island, SC, and the school of infantry at Camp Geiger, NC. He then plans to attend East Tennessee State University as a Provost Scholar and a member of the Honors in Discipline Program in biology and pursue a career in the medical field.