Two Elizabethton teens invited to Teen Board Dance in Knoxville

Published 8:41 am Friday, August 11, 2023

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Two Elizabethton teens – Mollie Shea Johnson and Maylie Stout – have been invited to be two of the Presentees at the 63rd Annual Teen Board Presentation Dance August 19 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum.
The dance is one of the largest teen (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. The event is emerging into one of the most elegant and auspicious occasions on the social calendar of the South according to the Birmingham Post-Herald.
Kendra Walker Patty of the Teen Board of Knoxville 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 7,000 hours were given to civic and welfare projects for charitable organizations.
After 63 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.
The weekend starts with practice and brunch on Saturday. The teens chosen to attend will be presented at the dance that evening, after which there will be a black tie reception.
This year’s honorees include:
Mollie Shea Johnson, daughter of Patrick and Angela Johnson, and a senior at Elizabethton High School; and Maylie Stout, daughter of Shaun and Selma Stout, and also a student at Elizabethton High School.
Mollie is a member of the Elizabethton High Soccer and Softball Teams, and is a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
Members of her court include Madison Holly, Emma O’Quinn, Peyton Lacy, Makenna Smith, Lainey Snodgrass and Grace Whaley.
Mollie’s escort will be Jeriah Griffin.
Maylie plays golf and tennis at Elizabethton High School and is senior editor for the yearbook. She is a member of First Baptist Church.
Members of her court include Ashlynn Guy, Phoebe Holly, Callie Mosley, Emily Fritts, Tori Frakes and Gracie Fields.
Maylie’s escort is Landry Buckles.

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