You are on page 1of 12

The 2013 Wilson County


Pinnacle Financial Partners Legislative Luncheon

Sponsored by :

A Special Section to The Lebanon Democrat and Mt. Juliet News

Dear Readers, Each year, we are proud of each and every student who graduates from a Wilson County area high school. We know theyve all received an outstanding education that prepares them for the next in their lives. Among this group are always students in each class who distinguish themselves academically, and they are the Valedictorian and Salutatorian. The Lebanon Democrat has partnered with a number of area businesses and legislators to salute these outstanding men and women for their academic accomplishment. Without their support, The 2013 Pinnacle Bank Wilson County Valedictorian and Salutatorian Legislative Luncheon, sponsored by D.T. McCall & Sons, would not be possible. We would like to thank Pinnacle Bank, DT McCall & Sons, and the other advertisers in this special section for their support of this years luncheon provided by Sammy Bs and Short Cakes Cakery for these outstanding students. Additionally, wed like to thank State Sen. Mae Beavers, State Rep. Mark Pody, and State Rep. Linda Elam for their support of this luncheon and their efforts to obtain State Resolutions recognizing the honored students. Finally we have to thank Patti Saliba in Sen. Beavers office for her extraordinary assistance in gathering the biographical information contained in this special section. We offer our heartfelt congratulations to this years Valedictorians and Salutatorians and look forward to reporting on their successes for many years to come. Regards, Joseph H. Adams, Publisher Lebanon Publishing Company


350 South Mt. Juliet Road Mt. Juliet, TN (615) 444-4995
635 south cumberland Lebanon, TN (615) 754-8300
Open SundayThursday 6 a.m.10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 6 a.m.11 p.m.
2013 CBOCS Properties Inc. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store name and logo are trademarks of CBOCS Properties, Inc., Reg. USPTO.


2 Valedictorian/Salutatorian 2013

Etahn Kearney
Valedictorian Friendship Christian
Parents: Katie & Mike Kearney University: Vanderbilt University Clubs/Activities: Tennis, Drama Department. Community Service: Mission trips to Honduros and Sneedville. Volunteered at a nursing home. Most influential person in life: Mu mother. Most important thing learned in high school: Keep moving and keep breathing and you will make it through. Interesting facts: I like to write music, I teach piano, I am the captain of the tennis team, and I have studied five different leanguages.

Brennan Swindoll
Salutatorian Friendship Christian

Parents: Phil and Dianne Swindoll University: Undecided Clubs/Activities:NHS Community Service: Sneedville (2 times), CTA Day (4 years), Fall Focus (4 years) Most influential person in life: Father Most important thing learned in high school: How to overcome adversity. Interesting facts: Love to hunt, fish and play baseball.

You did it!!!
So we know that youre sharp, come see us, and well help you look the part.

Way To Go!!!
Come see our new home department opening in June featuring collections from Michael Graves, Jonathan Adler, and Bodem.

401 S. Mt. Juliet Rd. Mt. Juliet TN (615) 758-7800

Valedictorian/Salutatorian 2013 3

Valedictorian Heritage Christian Academy

Madeline Dew

Salutatorian Heritage Christian Academy

Jennifer Archer

Parents: Greg and Kelley Dew University: Im planning on double-majoring in biological anthropology and mathematics at either Emory University in Atlanta, or The University of Tennessee. Clubs/Activities: I am a member of Eta Sigma Alpha, National Honor Society; Mu Eta Sigma, National Mathematics Honor Society; Honor Society and Tennessee Heat Golf Team. I also attended 2012 Tennessee Governors School of Science and Engineering for six weeks last summer, as well as regularly participate in the student ministry of First Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet. Community Service: I have enjoyed volunteering through Vanderbilts Monroe Carell Childrens Hospital Strive Program for the past year. I have also worked as a math tutor at the Mt. Juliet Mathnasium since I was 15 years old, and I volunteer my tutoring assistance with family and friends regularly. Most influential person in your life: Lindsey Kevetter has managed to balance a fulltime job in medicine and a family, all while putting God first. She has influenced me as Sunday school teacher and mentor. Most important thing I learned in High School: I decided early in my high school career to pursue a degree in medicine. Interesting facts: I love to work puzzles, draw, find four-leaf clovers and bake cupcakes.

Parents: David and Pam Archer University: Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin Clubs/Acitivties: HCA Student Council; Nashville Notes Homeschool Band; Flute Ensemble; Pep Band; Gamma Nu Chapter of Eta Sigma Alpha, the National Home School Honor Society; Mu Eta Sigma National Math Honor Society; Piano Club. Community Service: Church puppet and drama ministry; FBCH Memphis mission trip; Honduras mission trip with El Shaddai Church, Cleaned and painted local schools; volunteered at Gallatin Day Care; nursing home ministry to several nursing homes included preparing a Valentine party and delivering Valentine cards, weekly visits with church group, and playing piano at Christmas; FBCH VBS; Nashville Rescue Mission Most influential person in your life: My mom Most important thing learned in High School: I think the most important thing I have learned in high school is to take responsibility for myself and for getting my own work done. Interesting facts: Ive always been homeschooled. I love to read. My favorite subjects are math and art. My drawing won Best of Show in the Youth Division at the Tennessee State Fair in 2012. I played flute in Nashville Notes Homeschool Band for 4 years.

Mayor Craighead, the City Council and City of Lebanon Staff

Would like to congratulate all of the 2013 Valedictorians and Salutatorians!

Congratulations to all the Valedictorians and Salutatorians of 2013!


4 Valedictorian/Salutatorian 2013

Heather Meador
Valedictorian Lebanon High School

Salutatorian Lebanon High School

Hope Wade

Parents: Darrin & LaQuita Meador University: University of TN at Knoxville Clubs/Activities: Lebanon Humane Society, National Honors Society Community Service: Wilson County Teen Court, 3D hour famine, helping clean up with my church youth group after the May 2010 flood. Most influential person in life: My mom. Most important thing learned in high school: It doesnt matter what people think about you. You will always have enemies so just be yourself. Interesting facts: I played soccer all 4 years of high school and I was captain my senior year.

Parents: Tracey & Theresa Wade University: University of Central Florida Clubs/Activities: HOSA, Student Council, NHS, FCA Community Service: Wilson County Fair Youth board Member, Multiple Projects with HOSA and Student Council Most important thing learned in high school: Ive learned who I am as a person and who will be my longtime friends throughout my life. Interesting facts: HOSA President (2 years), Certified in CPR/ First Aid, Love listening to music. Love shopping/fashion


615-444-3005 706 South Cumberland Street Lebanon, TN

Valedictorian/Salutatorian 2013 5

Valedictorian McClain Christian Academy

Parents: Michael and Michelle Felkins University: Tennessee Technological Univeristy Clubs/Activities: Natinal Honors Society, Drama Club, STEM Club, Yearbook Staff, Student Government, High School Basketball Team Community Service: NYC Mission Trip, Gatlinburg Mission Trip, Josephs Storehouse, Saddlebrook Active Adult Community Most influential person in life: My father. Most important thing learned in high school: If one is diligent enough, then any goal is possible to achieve. Interesting facts: I enjoy reading books, watching science fiction shows, and doing physics problems.

Joseph Felkins

Valedictorian Mt. Juliet Christian Academy

Parents: Jim & Tammy Wagler University: Lee University Clubs/Activities: Serve. Lead. Go, Praise Band, National Honor Society Community Service: Lynch Kentycky service Trip, Wounded Warrior Project Car Wash Most influential person in life: David Spence, my Bible Teacher Most important thing learned in high school: No matter how hard working, intelligent, talented or kind a person may be, ones life has no direction without Christ. Interesting facts: I enjoy playing saxaphone with Cedar Creek Community Band, piano, tennis for my high school and ping-pong with family and friends.

Joshua Wagler

Middle Tennessee Electric

2013 Wilson County Graduates


w w w w. m t e m c . c o m
6 Valedictorian/Salutatorian 2013

Valedictorian Mt. Juliet High School

Parents: Pankaj and Sevla Patel University: UCLA Clubs/Activities: National Honors Society, Young Democrats Club Community Service: American Red Cross and B.A.P.S. Most influential person in life: Pramukh Swami Maharaj Most important thing learned in high school: To be open to new experinces as well as the value of unconventionalism. Interesting Facts: I enjoy scuba diving, rock climbing, and traveling to exotic locations. I am fluent in Gujarati and English.

Harsh Patel

Caleb Charlton
Valedictorian Mt. Juliet High School

Parents: Jennifer and Alan Warren University: Indiana University Bloomigton Clubs/Activities: National Honor Society (President), Young Republicans, Youth In Goverment, Beta Club Community Service: Buddy Break, Jim Gotto Campaign Most influential person in life: My mother Most important thing learned in high school: I ahve learned the purpose of hard work, and have realized that a little ambition can take someone anywhere. Interesting facts: I can play a few songs on the banjo. I have worn a speedo to the beach. I am Hardees best employee nationwide.

Congratulations Wilson County Valedictorians and Salutatorians of 2013 and all Wilson County graduates.

615 South Cumberland Lebanon, TN

Valedictorian/Salutatorian 2013 7

Damien Shipper
Valedictorian Watertown High School
Parents: Don and Melissa Shipper University: University of Tennessee, Knoxville Clubs/Activities: National Honor Society, Beta Club, Future Business Leaders of America Community Service: FBLA Service Projects, Church events, Youth Leadership Wislon Most influential person in life: Don Shipper Most important thing learned in high school: Hard work pays off and never give up. Interensting facts: Im a member of the cross country team and the track and field team. I also have a job. When Im not busy with anyything else, I like to play basketball with my friends.

Timothy D. Jones II
Valedictorian Watertown High School

Parents: Tim and Stephanie Jones University: Tennessee Technological University Clubs/Activities: FFA, Beta Club, National Honor Society Community Service: Serving food to the senior citizens of Lebanon at the fairgrounds through FFA. Most influential person in life: Steve Howerton Most important thing learned in high school: I have learned how to work as a team and I have found that respect and obedience goes a long way in life. Interesting facts: I am the vice President of my FFA Chapter and have been an active member since my freshman year. I work hard and press on, no matter the task at hand.

welcome to the land of awesome.

founded in 1915, Tennessee Tech University is a public comprehensive university with nearly 11,500 students and more than 40 majors.

reach your potential.

Consistently ranked nationally, Tennessee Tech is one of the souths top-rated schools.
be the ultimate fan.

TTU is located in Cookeville, Tenn., approximately midway between Nashville and Knoxville. Cookeville make the right choice. is located on the Highland Rim of the Cumberland Plateau, an area that abounds in natural beauty and Since 1915, our university combines tradition with the thinking and tools of today. recreational opportunities.

With 14 NCAA Division I teams to support, Golden Eagle fans are always cheering.

unleash your awesomeness.
8 Valedictorian/Salutatorian 2013

Brandon Johnson
Valedictorian Watertown High School

Amanda L. Corey
Salutatorian Watertown High School

Parents: Willie and Kim Johnson University: Tennessee Technological University Clubs/Activities: FBLA, Beta Club, National Honors Society Community Service: Participation in the March of Dimes Most influential person in life: My uncle. Most important thing learned in high school: It is best to develop good study habits during high school to better prepare yourself for colleges intensity. Interesting Facts: I love choir, I plan to study chemical engineering, and hope to get my first real job continuing my life in Tennessee.

Parents: Jenny Corey and Douglas Corey University: Middle TN State Univesity Clubs/Activities: BETA Club, Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society, Band, Choir Community Service: Wilson County Teen Court, Watertown evnets: Train robbery, Music and Arts Festival Most influential person in life: My mother and band directory Mr. Corley. Most important thing learned in high school: Your willingness comes before your ability. Interesting facts: I play/sing in all or our high school ensembles. I am also the only woman in our AP Calculus class.

Short Cakes Cakery

Ofcial Desert Chef of The Class of 2013

rt Cakes o Sh
Your Favorite Cakes...Only Shorter

4037 N. Mt. Juliet Rd. Mt. Juliet, TN



Congratulations to our Wilson County students who won Valedictorian and Salutatorian from their local schools. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.
State Representative
57th District

Congratulations to the 2013 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

of Wilson County
Valedictorian/Salutatorian 2013 9

Valedictorian Wilson Central High School

Parents: Pradeepkumar & Vishakhaben Singapuri University: Undecided Clubs/Activities: Student Counci, BETA Club, National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, DECA, FBLA Community Service: Volunteered at Womens Rescue Mission in Nashville Most influential person in life: Mom & Dad Most important thing learned in high school: To not procrastinate. Interesting facts: Im a vegetarian and I love to read.

Sonali Singapuri

Salutatorian Wilson Central High School

Parents: Gregory & Christina Moser University: Lee University Clubs/Activities: NHS, BETA Club, Science NHS, Fellowship of Christain Athletes, Varsity Soccer Community Service: Mission trip to New Orleans, Youth Group, Childrens church, etc. Most influential person in life: Shirley Moser, my grandmother Most important thing learned in high school: As I have met new people, competed in various activities, and worked with a team, I have realized everyone has a purpose and life is very precious. Interesting facts: Someday I would eventually like to run for congress and represent my state and community.

Sara B. Moser

Attention Moms, Dads, Grandparents and Family Members!

Recognize Your Graduate!

Heres your opportunity to congratulate your special high school graduate in The Lebanon Democrat and Mt. Juliet News Graduation Section. On Wednesday, May 29th in the Mt. Juliet News and Thursday, May 30th* in The Lebanon Democrat we will be printing all the high school seniors photos from Friendship Christian, Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Mt Juliet Christian, Watertown and Wilson Central! You can place a congratulatory ad in this section for only $15.
Please bring photo and text to the offices of The Lebanon Democrat at 402 N. Cumberland, Lebanon, TN. The deadline is Friday, May 17th by 4 p.m.
*Dates subject to change based on when photos are finally released from high schools and photographers.

Way To Go Julie!
We are so proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad, Grandma & Grandpa.
(Example-Actual Size of Ad)

The Lebanon Democrat Mt. Juliet News

10 Valedictorian/Salutatorian 2013

Congratulations Seniors for your Accomplishments!


Spring Into Summer

with dt McCall & Sons

$ $

119995 26995






46995 $ SOFa 69995 $ LOVESEaT GLIDER 69995 $ SEmI-ROUND SOFa 109995 $ maTCHING ROUND OTTOmaN 45995 $ 38 X 72 TaBLE 59995 $ DINING CHaIRS STaRTING aT 18995 $ 95 SwIVEL ROCkERS STaRTING aT 289
Carthage PubliC Square 615-735-0165



Within 125 miles of Carthage, TN



$ $ $

59995 46995 34995


Shop in-store, online or by phone. 615-255-4614 |

Cookeville 1300 S. JefferSon ave. 931-526-1103
Mon.-Sat. 9am-6pm, Sun 1-5pm

lafayette SCottSville rd 615-666-3709

lebanon 1029 WeSt Main 615-453-5767

Mon.-Sat. 9am-6pm, Sun 1-5pm

franklin 232 franklin rd. 615-794-8707

Mon.-Sat. 9am-6pm, Sun 1-5pm

Mon.-Sat. 7:30am-6pm, Sun 1-5pm Mon.-Sat. 7:30am-6pm, Sun 1-5pm

Furniture | Appliances | Electronics | Lawn & Garden | And More!

Valedictorian/Salutatorian 2013 11

Congratulations to all Wilson County Valedictorians and Salutatorians. We are proud of you!

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. Henry David Thoreau
12 Valedictorian/Salutatorian 2013