The banner behind the Farragut High cheerleaders read: “Spread Cheer Today. Love, FHS Cheerleaders.” Front row (l-r): Mackenna Pease, Rachel Drummond, Kate Bruce, Olivia Karich, Julia Daurity. Middle row (l-r): Kinley Bothman, Bradyn Johnson, Loryn Good, Nicole Kulisek, Harper King, Madison Lakel, Ellison Wilson, Ava Kincaid, and Caity Penn. Back row (l-r): Laura Guinn, Ella Shuster, Graison Halouma, Camden Kraemer, Natalie Borton, Emelia Bellmore, Khloe Capps. Not pictured: Carsyn Arden and Madyn Williams.

HVA dance team helps kids put on a show

By Steve Williams

The Hardin Valley Academy’s dance team had a dance “camp” for youngsters in the HVA auditorium in January followed by performances during halftime of the high school girls’ and boys’ basketball games against Maryville.

“This annual event is still one of our favorites we do as a dance team and we can’t wait to continue it this year!” said Coach Kaylee Pulvirenti when contacted in April regarding community service provided by local high school student-athletes in the second semester of the school year.

“The performance was on Jan. 17 at the HVA basketball games in the gym,” said Pulvirenti. “The camp was held a weekend before in our auditorium. The routine was to ‘Good Feeling.’ The majority of the Hawkettes are from Hardin Valley Elementary School.

“I was the only coach and the following high school dancers were present: Kelci Shands, Alexandria Wells, Te’sharuia Akinleye, Erianna Summerville, Jackie Pizzi, Lucy Blair, Ellie Locke, Kaitlyn Keim, Kelsey Hawkins, Jovie Raddon and Riley Beemer.”


Farragut cheerleaders assist with traffic flow

Farragut High School cheerleaders opened car doors at Farragut Primary School Thursday morning (May 11) from 7 to 7:45 to assist with the traffic flow.

“This is a fun way to volunteer in our community that is done by many sports teams from Farragut,” said FHS Cheer Coach Dana Jacobs.