Junior Ambassadors tour county seat








A group of about 30 fifth-grade Junior Ambassadors from Hayden High School toured their county seat May 2, making a number of stops for short introductions to local institutions, conducted by its leaders. They toured the Sheriff’s Department and jail, got a presentation on the role and activities of the chamber of commerce, then visted with District Judge Sherry Burns and District Attorney Pamela Casey. Pictured right, the children take a break on the courthouse steps. It must have been a pretty full day. The new Hayden group was organized and is led by elementary school principal Dr. Shelley Vail- Smith. Junior Ambassador chapters at either the elementary or middle school level will be initiated at about half of the schools in the Blount County system by this fall, according to curriculum coordinator Stoney Beavers, who is leading the effort. The mission of the group is to develop leadership, character, a sense of confidence, a service ethic, and interest in civic affairs among students, Beavers said. –Ron Gholson

A group of about 30 fifth-grade Junior Ambassadors from Hayden High School toured their county seat May 2, making a number of stops for short introductions to local institutions, conducted by its leaders. They toured the Sheriff’s Department and jail, got a presentation on the role and activities of the chamber of commerce, then visted with District Judge Sherry Burns and District Attorney Pamela Casey. Pictured right, the children take a break on the courthouse steps. It must have been a pretty full day. The new Hayden group was organized and is led by elementary school principal Dr. Shelley Vail- Smith. Junior Ambassador chapters at either the elementary or middle school level will be initiated at about half of the schools in the Blount County system by this fall, according to curriculum coordinator Stoney Beavers, who is leading the effort. The mission of the group is to develop leadership, character, a sense of confidence, a service ethic, and interest in civic affairs among students, Beavers said. –Ron Gholson