In our schools & colleges
Posted: Friday, October 30, 2009 9:50 am
The Messenger 10.30.09
Cameron Graham, son of Rob and Vicky Nettles of Union City and a senior at Union City High School, has been selected to participate in a Junior Police Academy course sponsored by the Fulton Police Department.
He was recommended by UCHS teacher Brian Conner.
The course is offered to young men and women considering careers in law enforcement and they must be recommended by a teacher in order to be accepted. So far, there have only been four such programs offered in Kentucky. The course is 12 weeks and closely follows the guidelines of the Kentucky Police Academy, with a field trip to the academy scheduled for the spring and a graduation ceremony to be held in May 2010.
Graham has been accepted for the fall of 2010 to Austin Peay State University to major in homeland security or to the University of Tennessee at Martin to major in criminal justice.
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Heather Grossner, an accounting/finance major from Troy, is featured on the University of Tennessee at Martin’s Internet homepage.
The UT Martin Web site is www.utm.edu.
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Two local students have been chosen to perform in select ensembles or bands for the 2009-10 season at Lipscomb University in Nashville.
Derek Lewis of Union City has been selected to perform in the Lipscomb University Chamber Ensemble, while Clay Smith of Troy has been selected to perform in the Lipscomb University Jazz Band.
Both are graduates of Obion County Central High School.
Lewis performs with the 14-member ensemble. The next performance of the Lipscomb University Chamber Singers and Chamber Ensemble will be held Nov. 19 in Ward Hall on the Lipscomb University campus.
Smith performs with the 10-member jazz band, which performs a variety of styles such as traditional big band swing, hard bop, gospel, Latin, West Coast and ballads, as performed by many of the famous jazz artists throughout history. The next performance of the Lipscomb University Jazz Vocal Ensemble will be 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in Shamblin Theatre on the Lipscomb campus in Nashville.
The ensemble and band are among six ensembles available at Lipscomb, including the Chamber Ensemble and Chamber Singers, Wind Ensemble, the A cappella Singers and the Jazz Vocal Ensemble. The music department is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
Cameron Graham, Clay Smith, Derek Lewis, Fulton Police Department, Heather Grossner, Junior Police Academy, Lipscomb University, Union City High School, University of Tennessee at Martin