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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 …

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PHOTO: Meredith Hendrickson, a resident of the Bent Creek subdivision in Nolensville, spoke briefly at a recent community meeting about rezoning plans presented to help with overcrowding at Nolensville schools. / Photo by John McBryde By JOHN McBRYDE By a vote of 8-4 Thursday evening, the Williamson County Schools Board of Education approved the first …

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Lexi Cardwell Senior Lexi Cardwell, daughter of Sherry and Matt Cardwell, is a senior at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. She is a member of JROTC, Girl Scouts, and the Swim Team. Cardwell has made huge accomplishments in swimming; She is an RHS Swim 4×100 relay record holder and a …

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PHOTO: Nolensville resident speaks out on the rezoning plans that were presented to the community at Nolensville High School Tuesday night. / Photo by John McBryde By JOHN McBRYDE In a packed cafeteria at Nolensville High School Tuesday night, Williamson County Schools found another stage in which to present its rezoning options for the year. …

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Jacqueline Hahamyan Junior Jacqueline Hahamyan, daughter of Arnold and Anna Hahamyan, is a junior at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. She is the founder and CEO of Onward Careers, DECA President, National History Day President, and Spanish Honors Society Vice President. She is also a member of the Varsity Tennis …

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COLUMBIA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Teams from Brentwood Middle School and Woodland Middle School were the top two overall winners at the regional Science Olympiad competition hosted by Columbia State Community College in Columbia. Both teams will advance to state competition at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville April 7. Students competed in a variety of science, technology, …

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ABOVE: From left are Ravenwood librarian Tiffany Tucker, design winner Madeline Zhang, and Tennessee Association of School Librarians advocacy chair Lindsey Kimery.   RAVENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL Ravenwood High School 11th grader Madeline Zhang placed first in the High School division for her original design of a bookmark in the annual Tennessee Association of School Librarians contest. …

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NHS faculty has nominated Tate Robertson for their Knights Making A Difference program this week. Tate Robertson Freshman Tate Robertson, son of Amy and Bill Thomas and Troy Robertson, is a freshman at Nolensville High School and this week’s Student of the Week. One of his biggest passions is basketball. This year, he took the …

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Claire Blattner Senior Claire Blattner, daughter of Paula and Russ Blattner, is a senior at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. She is a member of Student Council, Model United Nations, Youth in Government, National Arts Honors Society, National English Society, and JROTC Staff. One of her biggest passions is service …

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Trwska Ghafoor Sophomore Trwska Ghafoor, daughter of Shwan and Azhar Abdulsattar, is a sophomore at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. She said that her academic career and learning are her biggest passions. “I get to test my strengths and weaknesses and learn something new every day,” Ghafoor said. She said …

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Joe Owens Senior Joe Owens, son of Chris and Jeannine Owens, is a senior at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. He is a member of Riddle Club, Debate Team and Model United Nations. He has received the AP Scholar Award, is a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Alumni and a Bogs …

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EAST BRENTWOOD CHILDREN’S ACADEMY As it marks 20 years of providing families with an outstanding early educational program, East Brentwood Presbyterian Church Preschool today announced it will become East Brentwood Children’s Academy (EBCA). The school also announced registration is now open for the 2019 – 2020 program. “For 20 years we have provided children in our community with an …

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Presley Stern Sophomore Presley Stern, daughter of Adam and Sheila Stern, is a sophomore at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. She is a member of JROTC and enjoys volunteering and interning. One of her biggest passions is helping her community. “We are all so blessed to be in the situations …

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Ansley Rosen Senior Ansley Rosen, daughter of Chris and Kimberly Rosen, is a senior at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. She is a member of theatre and Speech and Debate at RHS. Theatre is one of her greatest passions. “I’ve really found a love for directing and creating through Ravenwood’s …

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Michael Swinehart Senior Michael Swinehart, son of Vicki and Bill Swinehart, is a senior at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. He is a member of JROTC and competes in fencing, rifle and drill. He is also a member of the Color Guard and the Robotics Team. He said one of …

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Sara Marrs Sophomore Sara Marrs, daughter of Susan and Doug Marrs, is a sophomore at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. She is a member of several different groups and organizations at RHS including Marching Band, Color Guard, Winter Guard, JROTC Staff, HOSA Future Health Professionals, Cultural Heritage Club, and JROTC …

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NHS faculty has nominated Holland Andrews for their Knights Making A Difference program this week. Holland Andrews Sophomore Holland Andrews, daughter of Jim and Susan Andrews, is a sophomore at Nolensville High School and this week’s Student of the Week. She is a member of numerous groups and organizations at NHS including Band, Cheerleading, Student …

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Riccardo Abbate Junior Riccardo Abbate, son of Ivana and Sandro Abbate, is a junior at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. He is the Robotics Club Captain and is a member of the Raiders, Color Guard, Drill Team and Rifle Team. Abbate said that robotics is one of his biggest passions. …

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STORY BY CHIP CIRILLO | PHOTO BY WHITNEY JARRELD A bloody scratch sounds like a minor problem, but it had a major impact in Brentwood’s win at Nolensville. Nate Bloedorn, the Knights’ leading scorer with 24 points, was forced to exit Saturday night’s game for about five possessions during a crucial stretch in the fourth …