Thumbs up to Cumberland University wrestler Jake Williams, who won the school’s third national championship in a 9-2 decision at 149 pounds during the 57th annual NAIA Champiionships at the Kansas Expocentre.
Thumbs up to Mt. Juliet firefighters for rescuing Oreo, a cat stuck in a drain at 1995 S. Rutland Road. Oreo’s owners were looking for him for two days before firefighters climbed into the drain and rescued the cat.
Thumbs up to Watertown High School senior softball pitcher Tiffany Tomlinson, who pitched a season-opening perfect game, striking out eight of nine against Lancaster Christian.
Thumbs up to Justin Ladd and James Seay for recently earning their high school equivalency. Ladd became the first Wilson County resident to earn the state’s newly adopted equivalency option. Seay, a Watertown resident, earned his diploma after more than 20 years removed from high school.
Thumbs up to Friendship Christian School’s high school and middle school Science Olympiad teams for recently qualifying for state competition after each finishing third during a regional event at Vol State Community College. The state Science Olympiad event will be April 12 at the University of Tennessee.
Thumbs up to Madison Storey, a student at Mt. Juliet High School, who was selected to represent Tennessee as a National Youth Delegate to the 2014 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. Storey joins a group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive study week-long of leadership in environmental science and conservation. Storey was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies.
Thumbs up to Wilson County Governors Volunteer Star Katlin Dickson, who was honored during a banquet honoring volunteer stars from across the state. Greg Armstrong, the second star award winner from Wilson County, was unable to attend due to a mission trip to Nicaragua.
Thumbs up to the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center for its 25th anniversary. The event was celebrated Wednesday with a proclamation read by Mayor Philip Craighead.