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Student Council wins awards at state convention

The UCHS Student Council had the largest delegation in attendance at the 69th Annual Tennessee Association of Student Councils Conference earlier this month. The group also brought home several awards, including the “Platinum Award.” (Contributed photo)
The UCHS Student Council had the largest delegation in attendance at the 69th Annual Tennessee Association of Student Councils Conference earlier this month. The group also brought home several awards, including the “Platinum Award.” (Contributed photo)

From Staff Reports

On March 4-6, Unicoi County High School’s Student Council traveled to Brentwood, Tenn., to attend the 69th Annual TASC (Tennessee Association of Student Councils) Conference at Ravenwood High School.

UCHS had the largest delegation in attendance with 33 students and four advisors. The council received numerous awards, including the following:

• Four-Star Council in recognition of completing over 20 projects in various categories.

• They were one of only 7 schools in the state to received TASC’s prestigious “Platinum Award”

• Eight UCHS students received the “All-Star” Award. Those students were Reese Brackins, Alex Lamie, Christian Leon, Samuel Murillo, Kaitlyn Phillips, Hannah Redshaw, Laura Rogers, Destiny Zabala

• Carter Powers (TASC President) received both the Impact and Legacy Awards for state involvement. He was the only student in the state of Tennessee to receive the coveted “Legacy” Award this year. Carter was also one of four senior state recipients to receive The Dale Hawley Award for Student Leadership. This Award is chosen by the adult Executive Board for TASC.

• Samuel Murillo received UCHS’s “member of the year” award.

• Dakota Ollis was awarded  the “Above and Beyond Award” for UCHS.

In individual Project Award competition, UCHS won Second Place for the “Special Olympics Pep Rally,” Third Place for “The Yuda Band Project,” and they placed first for Mentoring a Council and Spirit Packs.

This convention ended UCHS’s 2015-2016 terms as president school, under the leadership of Carter Powers.

The Council members would like to offer special thanks to the UCHS Administration and Director of Schools John English for all of their support this year. Also, a special thank you goes to Jonathan Kenney, Megan Davis, Annette Tipton and Lynn Honeycutt for their continued support of Student Council.