FPS’s Schlomer perfect attendance honored

Farragut Primary School kindergartner Brixan Schlomer, center, receives a medal for perfect attendance. With him are, from left teacher, Karen Trent; parents, Jennifer and Brian Schlomer; school nurse, Connie Williams; and Gina Byrd, principal. The perseverance of Farragut Primary School kindergartner Brixan Schlomer attracted the admiration of his teacher, Karen Trent, and school nurse, Connie Williams, so they decided to recognize his efforts with a medal for perfect attendance Wednesday, May 21.

His attendance, they thought, was extraordinary because he deals with juvenile diabetes.

“We just wanted to recognize him because it’s hard to have perfect attendance for just a healthy child, much less a child with juvenile diabetes,” Trent said. “He’s a talented, athletic, smart, enjoyable child to be around and a pleasure to have him in class.”

“We’re very proud of his getting perfect attendance,” Williams, a licensed practical nurse, said. “It means a lot that Mrs. Trent wanted him to be recognized.
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FHS opens for Cheer camp

Cate Smithey, 5, (top), is lifted into a stunt by Farragut High School varsity cheerleaders Lindsay Cygan (left), Samantha Hall (back), and Emily Underwood (right). The annual FHS Junior Cheer Camp took place July 7-10 in the school cafeteria. Farragut High School unlocked its doors for the annual FHS Junior Cheer Camp July 7-10, a long lasting tradition that allows the high school cheerleaders to share their hobby with elementary schoolers.

About 60 girls, ages 5-10, were split up among the 16 FHS varsity cheerleaders during the week to learn cheers, dances, stunts, jumps and more. Coaches Denise Baughman and Mollie Townley not only enjoy the elementary-aged girls learn the skills, but the high schoolers transform into leaders for the week.

“I love watching the high schoolers take the leadership and leading these girls and being older mentors to them,” Baugh-man said.

“I really like seeing the relationships that are built and watching the little girls get really excited about cheerleading the way I know my girls are excited about it … It’s a great way for the high school to have a presence in the community,” Townley added.

As for the high schoolers, they just enjoy watching the younger girls learn to do the things they spend so many hours per week practicing.
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