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Alexis Ignatin Sophomore Alexis Ignatin, daughter of Kasey and Eric Ignatin, is this week’s Student of the Week. She is a sophomore at Ravenwood High School. She is on the Straight A Honor Roll, a recipient of the Presidential Academic Award, and member of the National Society of High School Scholars. She is a competitive …

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Eliza Paisley Sophomore Eliza Paisley, daughter of Emily and Chris Paisley, is a sophomore and this week’s Student of the Week. She is a student at Franklin High, but is also enrolled in the Biomedical Program at RHS. She is a member of the girls soccer team at FHS and a club team. One of …

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Claire Hopfensperger Junior Claire Hopfensperger, daughter of Kristine and John Hopfensperger, is a junior at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. She is a member of RHS theater, the Thespian Society and Forensics. One of her biggest passions is technical theater. She said she enjoys the chance to work behind the …

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Hieu Do Sophomore Hieu Do, son of Mou Pham, is a sophomore at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. When he was in middle school, still living in Vietnam, Do was a great student. He said that this is one of his biggest accomplishments. One of his biggest passions outside of …

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STORY BY MITCHELL STEPHENSON | PHOTOS BY CARL EDMONDSON, JR.  The Nolensville Knights hosted the Ravenwood Raptors Wednesday night in an early season WillCo volleyball matchup. Ravenwood won tonight’s match by winning all three sets. And with Ravenwood being a perennial title contender, they came into the contest as the favorites. But Nolensville was ready …

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STAFF REPORTS FirstBank mortgage banker Donna Rumpler awarded four $1,000 scholarships to families in the Nolensville area as part of a package of scholarships awarded to families across Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. FirstBank Mortgage automatically entered customers who closed a mortgage loan in 2018 in a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship for a child, stepchild, …

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Local middle school athletes can learn from Ravenwood High School’s top cross country expert at an upcoming camp. Raptors cross country coach Pete Mueller will oversee the school’s 2019 Middle School Summer Running Camp, set for two-week installments starting July 15 and going through July 26. The camps will edify young runners on proper workouts …

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ABOVE: Twelve Coastal Carolina University students participated in the Scottish Marine Institute education abroad program. // SUBMITTED   COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY Olivia Lentchner, a Marine Science major from Brentwood, was one of a dozen Coastal Carolina University students who participated in the Field Methods in Oceanographic Analysis: Study Abroad at the Scottish Marine Institute faculty-led …

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION The Athletics Division of Williamson County Parks and Recreation will be offering a six-week soccer program for home school students in Middle Tennessee. This coed program (for ages 7-17) will be held at the Indoor Arena at Crockett Park, 1485 Volunteer Parkway in Brentwood from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. …

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Columbia State Community College last week announced the spring 2019 graduates. In total, 490 students graduated from Columbia State May 4, with 344 degree and certificate candidates recognized during the fall commencement ceremony. Following are the graduates from Nolensville: Deborah Balcarce of Nolensville graduated Summa Cum Laude with an Associate of Applied Science degree in …

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By WCS InFocus Williamson County Schools Interim Superintendent Jason Golden introduced Amy Maffei to the Sunset Middle faculty today as the new principal of the school. Maffei has been serving as Nolensville High assistant principal. She is replacing Tim Brown, who is retiring. “Amy is a perfect fit for Sunset Middle,” said Golden. “Because she …

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Blake Armour Junior Blake Armour, son of Leslie and John Scoutten, is a junior at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. He is the captain of the RHS Colorguard team and co-captain of the Fencing team. Armour said that Colorguard is one of his biggest passions. “It teaches attention to detail …

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Olivia Lamb Junior Olivia Lamb, daughter of Tammy and Davis, is a junior at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. She is a member of the Varsity Competition Cheer Team and the Varsity Sideline Football Cheer Team. Lamb says that cheering and tumbling are her biggest passions. She said both have …

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Ella Ridlen Freshman Ella Ridlen, daughter of Jane and Scott Ridlen, is a freshman at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. She is a member of Student Council, RHS Theater, and Forensics Club. Previously, she was the captain of the Woodland Forensics Team. She also won the Forensic Award for Outstanding …

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Lillye Perez Sophomore Lillye Perez, daughter of Jenifer and David Perez, is a sophomore at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. She is a member of the lacrosse team and plays defense. Outside of lacrosse, she also plays soccer. In her down time, she said she enjoys spending time with her …

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Ashwin Balaje Junior Ashwin Balaje, son of Balaje Govindan and Vidya Sridharan Balaje, is a junior at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. He is a member of the Debate Team, Model United Nations and Youth in Government. Debate is one of Balaje’s biggest passions. “It is something that I enjoy …

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Kylie Norcross Freshman Kylie Norcross, daughter of Jen and Cameron Norcross, is a freshman at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. She is a member of Art Club and enjoys cheering on her siblings in their respective sports. One of her biggest passions is pursuing equal rights for all, no matter …