School News/Military News from April 22

School News/Military News from April 22
Apr 22, 2014
Amanda Miller
Dylan Carmack

 

Mt. Juliet boy chosen for McCallie senior honorary

 Mt. Juliet native Dylan Carmack was inducted into Keo-Kio, McCallie School’s preeminent senior leadership organization, in a ceremony April 9.

The group honors students for their leadership, service and loyalty to the school and its abiding principles.

Carmack, a boarding student, is the son of Leslie Carmack of Mt. Juliet.

One of the school’s oldest organizations, Keo-Kio is instrumental in planning annual events, such as the winter semiformal dance, Duck Day, community service projects and supporting new campus activities. 

The group also raises funds and distributes them to events and efforts made by other organizations at the school.  

McCallie, a college preparatory boarding and day school for boys in Chattanooga, is considered one of the nation’s top independent schools.

Jackson wins with TTU speech, debate team

Arthur Jackson, a senior communications student from Lebanon, won several awards with Tennessee Tech University’s speech and debate team.

At the Ruby C. Krider and Alumni Open Tournament, Jackson won sixth place in radio broadcasting. The TTU team also won first in debate sweepstakes and third in small team individual events recently at Murray State.

Miller graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Amanda R. Miller graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. 

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.Miller is the daughter of Lara Sarver and stepdaughter of Chris Gilmack, of Lebanon. She is also the daughter of William Miller and stepdaughter of Michelle Miller, of St. Augustine, Fla.

She is a 2013 graduate of Wilson Central High School.

Legnon graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Chelsea M. Legnon graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Legnon is the daughter of Paul B. Legnon, of Mt. Juliet, and Angela M. Sloan, of Old Hickory. She is also the granddaughter of Sherrill and Glenn Legnon, of Lebanon.

She is a 2010 graduate of Wilson Central High School.

Gordonsville soldier to retire

Staff Sgt. Jonas Bullington, of Gordonsville, will retire from the Tennessee Army National Guard on May 3 after 20 years of military service. 

Bullington is the full-time readiness and training officer at the Gordonsville unit since December 2007.

Bullington began his career in September 1993 when he enlisted in the Tennessee Army National Guard. He has served with the 1175th Quartermaster Co., the second and third squadrons of the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment and with Detachment 1, Troop E, of the 278th’s Regimental Support Squadron in Gordonsville.

During his career, Bullington deployed twice to Iraq, and his service awards include Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and the Iraqi Campaign Medal.

In retirement, Bullington plans to spend more time with family and sustaining his family’s agricultural business in Indiana.

 

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