Quist sets mark for coupon book sales

Colette Quist, a Farragut Middle School seventh-grader who was overall top Knox County Schools Coupon Book seller last year, is honored with her photo on the front cover of 2014 KCS Coupon Book. Farragut Middle School seventh-grader Colette Quist has set the benchmark for 2014 coupon books sales, with her photo gracing this year’s coupon book cover after selling the most, 438, among several thousand Knox County Schools elementary and middle school students last fall.

The push to sell 5,700 coupon books at Farragut Intermediate School, during 26th Annual Knox County Schools Coupon Book drive, found principal Reggie Mosley wearing distinguished seafaring attire, while FIS assistant principal Lisa Styles was more in comedy dress.

Their goal during an FIS coupon book kickoff assembly Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 3, in the school’s gymnasium was to stimulate roughly 1,100 students.

Facing a Sept. 22 deadline along with all other kindergarten through eighth-grade Knox County Schools to meet its goal of 5,700, “That’s a pretty high goal but I think we can make that,” Styles said. “Our theme is ‘Full Steam Ahead.’” This year’s drive began Thursday, Sept. 4.

Books, featuring “a little over 250 businesses” in the Knox County metropolitan area, cost $10 each. Styles pointed out that Farragut and West Knox County businesses are among those offering discounts within the coupon books. “The $10 easily pays for itself,” she added.
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