District Celebrates Record-Breaking Number of National Merit Semifinalists
For the first time, Williamson County Schools is celebrating 72 National Merit Semifinalists. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the Semifinalists Wednesday, September 15. Of the 1.5 million students to enter the program, only around 16,000 receive this honor. The district’s previous record was 53, originally set in 2018. In 2019, the district matched the record of 53 Semifinalists, and in 2020, there were 52.
Max Aulino, Frankie Bailey, Luke Biddle, Sally Choi, Edith Corey, Seth Creech, Will Dawson, Jack Hudson, Andrew Li, Campbell McClendon, Maren McKean, Zoe Oldham, Russell Overton, Alice Qu, Harinishree Sathu, Siena Shepherd, Noah True, Alex Weiss, Alexander Wilson, Rina Xu, Eric Youngberg, Jason Zhang, Centennial High, Abhinay Dixit, Preston Khetsavanh, Jackson Pfefferkorn, Rayyan Syed, Samuel Zachariah
James Anisi, Lening Cui, Emma Edwards, Grace Fagan, Anthony Mendoza, Lisa Messier, William Poff, Ellen Sanders, Cathleen Smalley, Emily Taylor, Russell Warsetsky, Abby Webb, James Williams
Hunter Basola, Sierra Beck, Jacob Daymude, Alexandra Hasamear, Srivatsav Nemmani, Laney Woynaroski, Ella Wyckoff, Nolensville High, Catherine Campbell, Tyler Hummel, Josef Ribble, Page High, Shreeti Amit, Jack Peltier, Cooper Spain, Monica Vazquez
Ana Antic, Kaylee Bae, Ella Bullock-Papa, Daniel Chen, Jackson Doub, Regan Enderle, Amanda Huang, Ryan Jordan, Matthew Liu, Harshitha Marepally, Riya Mitra, Milind Muthiah, Snigdha Narayandas, Jackson Stone, Brooks Taylor, Renaissance High, Mason Adams, Chase Fetherling
Franklin High Continues Homecoming Traditions
Homecoming Week is one of Franklin High’s oldest traditions, and the entire town was invited to the party. Students created floats and dressed up for a parade that traveled through downtown Franklin, September 24. That evening, the FHS varsity football team defeated McGavock High 28-12. “It was an awesome day for our school community as we celebrated our 111th year,” said FHS Principal Dr. Shane Pantall. “It was great to see our alumni, students and staff have such a fun time celebrating Franklin High."
Liberty Elementary Named 2021 National Blue Ribbon School
Liberty Elementary School is among 325 schools across the nation, and one of only six in Tennessee, to be named a U.S. Department of Education 2021 National Blue Ribbon School. There are two ways in which a school can be awarded Blue Ribbon status - by overall academic performance or by progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Liberty’s designation is based on its overall academic performance. For the past thirty-nine years, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has recognized schools from across the country on an annual basis. Schools are eligible for nomination after five years. The 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony is scheduled for early November in National Harbor, Maryland. A total of 302 public and 23 non-public schools will be honored and receive plaques and flags.