UCHS students participating in Boys, Girls State

UCHS students participating in Boys, Girls State

They are learning the ins and outs of representative government this week. Rising seniors Camron Sherwood, Brandon Crume, Anna White and Chelsea Hale were selected to represent Union City High School at the annual Boys State — convened at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville — and Girls State — meeting on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. Their alternates were Luke Sanderson, Landon Nipp, Madelynn Moore and Heather Simpson. Outstanding students from across the Volunteer State enjoy the week of hands-on learning in a format that includes field trips, small group discussion, electioneering and the opportunity to “run” the communities in which the students live for the session. Sherwood, the son of Larry and Kim Sherwood of Union City, has been a Top Ten Student and Kiwanis Club Student of the Month, in addition to earning Tennessee Scholar designation and Tornado Pride awards. He is a member of the UCHS football and baseball teams and has received the Iron Man Award and numerous other athletic awards, including All-Region football, All-District baseball, Golden Glove and the Athletic Academic Achievement Award. His classmates also selected him a Class Beau and a Class Favorite. He attends Union City Second Baptist Church and sings in the New Beginnings Ensemble. He enjoys baseball, swimming and running and has been employed as a life guard. Crume is the son of Debra Crume of Union City and has been a Kiwanis Club Student of the Month and a Student Excel for Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry. He has been named to the honor roll and has claimed the All-Region weight-lifting award in football as a member of the UCHS team. He is a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Miss White is the daughter of Bart and Jean Ann White of Union City and is a member of Beta Club, Art Club, Pep Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Skills USA, Junior Civitan, Spanish Club, Key Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She has been secretary of her class and Student Government Association vice president and has been a Student Excel for RTV, a Top Ten academic leader, a Kiwanis Club Student of the Month, a Tornado Pride recipient and a member of the Youth Leadership Obion County class. She has also been listed on the school honor roll. She was named to “Who’s Who Among American High School Students” and was basketball homecoming maid. Her fellow basketball cheerleaders voted her “Most Dependable” and she has been a member of the UCHS tennis team and band, where she participated in the color guard in marching band. A member of Union City First United Methodist Church, she is active in Emerge Youth Group and enjoys a variety of activities, including snow skiing, swimming, soccer, volleyball, water skiing, tubing, bike-riding and watching movies. Miss Hale, who is the daughter of Dr. John and Jane Hale of Union City, is a DARE Award recipient and a Student Excel and Tennessee Scholar and a Top Ten student. She is a member of Beta Club, FBLA, Spanish Club, Key Club, Junior Civitan, Science Club and the football cheerleading squad. She is also actively involved in the UCHS band program as part of the symphonic band and is a member of the color guard in marching band. She was part of the Youth Leadership Obion County class and was voted class treasurer and named a Kiwanis Club Student of the Month. She also qualified for honors in the Tornado Pride program. She has been selected to attend the Governor’s School for Teachers. Miss Hale is a member of Union City First United Methodist Church and is active in the youth fellowship there. Sanderson, whose parents are Carolyn Nipp of Union City and Jeff Sanderson of Kenton, is a member of Beta Club, Science Club, the tennis, track and football teams and has been selected SGA president for his senior year. He is vice president of Skills USA Club and has been president of his class each year. He is a Top Ten student and is listed on the UCHS honor roll and is a Tennessee Scholar and a Youth Leadership Obion County participant. He is a member of the UCHS football team and was named Best Defensive Lineman and All-Region honorable mention as a defensive end. He is a member of Union City First Baptist Church youth group and has volunteered his time as a volunteer for Feeding of the 5,000. Nipp is the son of Tim and Carolyn Nipp of Union City. He is secretary of the Science Club and has been a Kiwanis Club Student of the Month. He is a member of the UCHS golf team and the symphonic and marching bands and has earned band honors. He also took part in the UTM Math competition two years. He is a member of Union City First Baptist Church youth group. Miss Moore, the daughter of Ralph and Patricia Moore of Troy, is a member of Spanish Club, Skills USA Club, Junior Civitan and Pep Club. She is Beta Club vice president and SGA secretary and is also a member of the UCHS band. She is a Top Ten student, a Kiwanis Club Student of the Month and a member of Tornado Pride and Youth Leadership Obion County. Her classmates have twice named her a Class Favorite and she was football homecoming maid this year. She is a member of Troy First Baptist Church and has been a teacher for 3- and 4-year-olds in Vacation Bible School. She also took part in the Cystic Fibrosis 5K run. She enjoys watching old movies and spending time with family and friends and has worked for her grandfather during summer school vacations. Miss Simpson, the daughter of Michael Simpson of Union City and the granddaughter of Pat and Wayne Rowe of Union City, is a member of Beta Club, Art Club, Science Club, Key Club, Spanish Club and VICA. She is also involved in the UCHS track program and the band program and has volunteered her time with Special Olympics and the Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast. She is a member of Union City Second Baptist Church youth group and has taken part in Masquerade Theatre productions. She is employed at Chinese Kitchen and E.W. James & Son. Published in The Messenger 5.29.08

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