Elizabethton City School Board honors students during December meeting

Published 5:01 pm Friday, December 17, 2021

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The Elizabethton City School Board on Thursday recognized several students within the system for achievements outside the classroom.

Several students at West Side Elementary qualified for the state cross country meet at the elementary school level.

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Ella Thompson, a second-grader at the school, completed a book drive and was able to collect over 375 books for the Betsy Book Bus.

“We are just really proud of everyone at T.A. Dugger, especially the two groups we are recognizing tonight,” said Chris Berry, principal at T.A. Dugger. “We can’t say enough good things about them. Our job is to create a strong feeder program for Elizabethton High School, and we take that very seriously and we are blessed to have excellent students and coaches who help us do that.”

First was the middle school football team, the third team in the history of the school to go undefeated in both varsity and junior varsity play. The middle school cross country team was recognized for their accomplishments in competing against larger schools such as Ross Robinson and Liberty Bell.

Also discussed in the meeting was superintendent Richard VanHuss and various other board members’ trip to the annual Tennessee School Board Association conference, as well as the recap of a successful year within the school system.

“I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy new year. We are so thankful for the community in which we live in, and I want to thank the board for all of your support this year,” VanHuss said.

The next regularly scheduled Elizabethton City School Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022,at the Elizabethton City Schools Central Office.