WCS Top Volunteers Honored

Williamson County Schools

The top volunteers of Williamson County Schools were honored last week at the annual Shining Apple Awards ceremony in Franklin.  Honorees in each of the district’s 41 schools were recognized for their service to the students of Williamson County.  The event was sponsored by the Williamson County Board of Education.

“The Shining Apple reception is a wonderful time to hear the stories of how volunteers are making a difference in the lives of our students and schools,” said Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney.  “We greatly appreciate the continued support we receive from all of our volunteers because we know that community and parental involvement plays a major role in the success of students.”

The Shining Apple Awards ceremony was emceed by NewsChannel 5 Anchor Steve Hayslip and will be broadcast in its entirety today, May 1 at 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on WC-TV (Charter 96 and Comcast Channel 3).

The following is a complete list of the top volunteers:

Elementary Schools
Alison Cannella, Allendale
Riverbend Nursery, Bethesda
Lisa Turner, Chapman’s Retreat
Jennifer Story, Clovercroft
Yumi Kimura, College Grove
Patricia Jorgenson, Crockett
Dunkin Donuts, Edmondson
Sharon Barraco, Fairview
Eric Ward, Grassland
Walgreens, Heritage
Church of the City, Hunters Bend
Chip Kerr, Kenrose
Christy James, Lipscomb
Brenda Hooten, Longview
Polka Dots & Happy Thoughts, Nolensville
Robert Hassell, Oak View
Carolyn Harris, Pearre Creek
Nancy Windley, Scales
Publix, Sunset
Emily Webber, Trinity
Joanie Tayler & Sean Owens, Walnut Grove
Brandy Johnson, Westwood
Stephanie Manis, Winstead

Franklin High School
Franklin High School

Middle Schools
Michele Hendry, Brentwood
Cheryl Manis, Fairview
Michelle Palk, Grassland
Kimberly Stone, Heritage
Ruth Picha, Hillsboro
Debbie Kerrigan, Page
Tom Cochran, Spring Station
Mcdougal’s Chicken, Sunset
Kathy Williams, Woodland


High Schools
Rodney Jarvis, Brentwood
CHS PTSO, Centennial
Publix, Fairview
David Kells, Franklin
Melody Morris, Independence
Janine Moore, Middle College
Linda Hughes, Page
John Shane, Ravenwood
Gina Fancher, Summit

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Andrea has always loved the written word. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters in Creative Writing, both from Belmont University. Both sides of her family have lived in Williamson County for generations, so writing for Williamson Source is the perfect fit. She loves to hear stories of what Williamson County was like when her parents and grandparents were young and to write about this ever evolving county is truly special for her.