Former Church Hill Middle School football coaches William Christian and Charles Wells each offered emotional thanks to the Hawkins County Board and Education, and their community last Thursday (2-7-19) as approval was given to name the CHMS practice football field in their honor.
"We were strict disciplinarians, and (in 2015) they want to see if we'd come back (and teach) old fashioned, and work with the new kind of boys. We didn't change. They had to get used to it. We ran them. We pushed them. We did all we could do.” — Charles Wells
VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY: For November's "Superintendent Appreciation" schools across Hawkins County demonstrated their admiration for Bailey, not only for leading the school system for the past seven months, but also for more than 30 years as a teacher and administrator in Hawkins County.
Rogersville Middle School's auditorium might be a "Cathedral" to Church Hill Intermediate student Caleb Massengill after he avoided being “Disappointed” and won the 2018 Hawkins County Spelling Bee there Thursday.
Church Hill Middle School is gathering food pantry donations to honor interim Director of Schools Reba Bailey in November, but students and faculty have also challenged themselves to demolish last year's contribution totals.
The business world may want to keep its eye on Church hill 7th-grader Myka Coward whose lemonade stand fundraiser to benefit fellow students has increased its profits more than 4,560 percent in the past five years.
Track athletes from both Cherokee and Volunteer high schools who qualified for the state meet this year were honored Thursday by the Hawkins County Board of Education, as were TMSAA state track meet qualifiers from Church Hill Middle and Surgoinsville Middle.
All eight 8th-grade classes conducted a food drive this month to benefit the Of One Accord ministry's Emergency Food Pantry in Church Hill. The donation of 1,532 food items was made in honor of Steve Starnes as part of Director of Schools appreciation week.
The Panthers won the title matchup 28-24 over Johnson County when Garrison Barrett capped a six-play, 48-yard drive with a 1-yard scoring run with just 10 seconds left to play.