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Briarcrest Christian School’s fall 2017 calendar

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July 27 Alumni girls soccer game Aug. 14 Registration — Last names from A to J at 8 a.m. and last names from K to Z at 9 a.m. at the Houston Levee campus Aug. 15 First day of school Aug. 22 Elementary parent meetings for junior kindergarten through first grade Aug. 24 Elementary parent meetings […]

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Memphis woman drowns July 4 at Bartlett party

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The family of a young Memphis bride-to-be is mourning her drowning death at a July 4 party in Bartlett. Other party-goers pulled the unresponsive woman, 23-year-old Darian B. Towns, from the pool and began doing CPR to try to revive her. Bartlett Fire Department officers arrived just before 2 a.m., followed shortly by Bartlett Police […]

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Private school round-up

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Math achievement Competing in pre-calculus, Briarcrest Christian School junior Nicolas Beine placed ninth in the 2017 Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association (TMTA) Region Math Competition and 10th in West Tennessee. He received a certificate of achievement and distinction. Presidential Awards The Presidential Award for Academic Excellence 2017 is presented to Briarcrest’s eighth-grade students who excelled in […]

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George Allen Jackson

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George Allen Jackson, 80, of Memphis, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Jackson was born in Detroit, Mich., on Jan. 2, 1937. He attended Humes High School and entered the Air Force at the age of 17. He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and served 11 years. He was married to Mary […]

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Rose ceremony to comfort those without dads

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Forest Hill Community Outreach, a program of Forest Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park, will host a Father’s Day Rose Ceremony Remembrance to remember and honor fathers. This free event will be at 4 p.m. June 18 at Forest Hill Memorial Park East, 2440 Whitten Road, Memphis. The hour-long program is intended to be inspiring […]

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Artistry in the air

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Memphis University School’s Salutatorian: Ramiz Somjee

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Ramiz Somjee’s academic accomplishments are matched by an equally impressive record of community service. A National Merit Commended Student and AP Scholar with Distinction, Somjee has been on the Dean’s Scholar list the past four years and maintained a rigorous academic schedule, enrolling in six AP classes his junior year. While he is a high […]

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Memphis University School’s Class of 2017

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RELATED STORIES Valedictorian, Brooks Eikner Salutatorian, Ramiz Somjee The Memphis University School Class of 2017 is Mackey Alexander, Edward Apple, Webster Austin, Burch Baine, Chris Barksdale, Christian Berry, Ishan Biswas, Osman Blackett, Carson Boucek, William Bragg, Keith Burks, Eli Christenbury, Will Collier, Darius Cowan, George Crews, Jack Crosby, Frederick Danielson, Philip Deaton, Andrew Douglass, Shun […]

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Memphis University School’s Valedictorian: Brooks Eikner

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Brooks Eikner is a highly intelligent and motivated student whose academic achievements have distinguished him throughout his high school career. His many accolades include four years on the Dean’s Scholar list at MUS and recognition as a National Merit Finalist and AP Scholar with Distinction. Gifted with a keen wit and friendly personality, Eikner is […]

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St. Agnes Academy Class of 2017

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RELATED STORIES Valedictorian, Abby Heck Salutatorian, Allison Raney The St. Agnes Class of 2017 is Ella Anderson, Tucker Andreini, Maria Ayerdis, Mary Ayotte, Kate Baker, Breana Bardos, Emily Barnes, Cason Berkenstock, Destini Berry, Julia Beyer, Kwinci Britt, Catherine Broughton, Caroline Buck, Ashton Bunch, Hayley Bunch, Elizabeth Burgess, Madisyn Cates, Eliza Chance, Macy Chapman, Aidan Connell, […]

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St. Agnes valedictorian: Abby Heck

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St. Agnes Academy Class of 2017 valedictorian, Abby Heck, distinguished herself as an outstanding scholar and athlete during her 13 years as a student at St. Agnes Academy. In the fall, she will attend the University of Notre Dame, where she will play Division 1 golf on a full scholarship. She plans to study pre-med. […]

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St. Agnes salutatorian: Allison Raney

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St. Agnes Academy Salutatorian Allison Raney will attend the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where she was awarded a University of Alabama Huntsville Charger Excellence Scholarship and a University of Alabama Huntsville Charger Excellence Housing Scholarship. Allison is a National Merit Commended Student, and she earned recognition as an AP Scholar with Distinction. She served […]

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