Three local students attend Teen Board Dance this weekend

Published 2:01 pm Thursday, August 18, 2022

Three local high school students have been invited to be one of the presentees at the 62nd Annual Teen Board Presentation Dance this weekend in Knoxville. They include Cheyenne Fair, a senior at Hampton High School; Olivia Grace Holly of Elizabethton High School; and Hannah Gabrielle McDonnell of Elizabethton High School.
The Teen Board Presentation Dance, this evening (Saturday) is one of the largest teenage (black tie) dances in the country where teenagers and adults alike enjoy the same social occasion. Last year hundreds of leading teenagers as well as adults (from various parts of the United States) enjoyed the same event.
A representative of the Teen Board said: “This is our one outstanding social event of the year. It is not just a dance or a social debut for teenagers. It has far greater meaning. The Teen Board of Knoxville is building leaders for the future.”
The Teen Board of Knoxville is a private, non-profit organization solely for teenagers grades 9-12, with adult help. Its purpose is to get teenagers to work and take the lead in civic and welfare projects, and to lift their social and moral life to higher standards. Last year over 11,050 hours were given to civic and welfare projects for charitable organizations.
After 62 years, adults have seen results of this work in the good leadership in colleges and universities shown by our former members. By learning to help those less fortunate at this age, in turn they have helped themselves develop a public and civic responsibility they are carrying on as adults.
This Presentation Dance is a reward for those local girls and boys who have completed their hours of service. We honor selected girls from other parts of the country who are rising seniors, by inviting them to be presented along with our outstanding teenagers.
Saturday, August 20, the weekend starts with practice and brunch, followed by the Mayor’s dinner, honoring the Presentees and other important dignitaries. The evening continues with the presentation of the presentees and dance at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. Following the presentation is a black–tie reception.
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CHEYENNE FAIR is a senior at Hampton High School and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris (Jodie) Fair. She is a four-year varsity cheerleader, a member of HOSA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, the yearbook committee, and the school softball team. She has earned a 4.0 GPA all through high school.
OLIVIA GRACE HOLLY is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom (Mandy) Holly, and is a student at Elizabethton High School. Olivia is a member of the Lady Cyclones Basketball Team, EHS Track Team, National Honor Society, Health Occupations Students of America, Women’s Ensemble, Junior Class Vice President, Student Government Association, and Key Cub.
HANNAH GABRIELLE MCDONNELL is a student at Elizabethton High School and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David (Kim) McDonnell. She is a member of the Women’s Golf Team at Elizabethton High, a member of the EHS Women’s Ensemble, student government, Junior Class President, Health Occupations Students of America Leadership Team, and the National Honor Society. She is also a member of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church.

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