Auburn comes to FHSPlanning intensely for college as Farragut High School seniors, best friends Haley Chenot and Kasey Warren both have one school near the top of their list.
Auburn University, a Southeastern Conference school, intentionally planned its recruiting visit to FHS Friday, Nov. 8, to coincide with the AU Tigers’ visit to Neyland Stadium to face Tennessee Saturday afternoon, Nov. 9.
A national merit semifinalist with a 4.38 grade point average, Chenot, 17, said she’s “been looking at colleges since freshmen year because I’ve been so paranoid.
“I’m going to major in chemical engineering, if all goes to plan,” Chenot added.
Impressed with Auburn’s engineering college upon visiting the southeastern Alabama campus last summer, “I’m also thinking about Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and Clemson. All four are pretty much all the same.
“My grandfather majored in chicken farming at Virginia Tech, and then he went back and got his pharmaceutical degree,” Chenot added. “That’s the only tie I have to any of the four schools.” read more
FMS students rally against cancerFarragut Middle School cheerleaders and other students rallied against cancer as they took part in the 20th annual Buddy’s Race Against Cancer, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 10, at the World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville.
The school’s cheerleaders spent the afternoon of Nov. 10 cheering on the walkers and runners participating in the race, said Kim Deakins, mother of Molly Deakins, co-captain of FMS’ cheer squad.
“The mother of one the cheerleaders is currently fighting cancer, and has been for quite some time, and we were also looking for ways for these girls to come serve the community,” she said. “I felt like this was something that hit kind of close to home with them because of this mom.
“So, it was kind of a win-win for both of those situations,” Kim Deakins said. “We could support this mom and help out a little.”
“I have always wanted to do something that was not for us [the cheer squad] and I thought Buddy’s was the perfect opportunity,” Molly said. “It really was the icing on the cake when we could make a team for Ashton's mom, Labrisca.”
Labrisca Idles is battling her third type of cancer and has been battling since early 2010. She has three daughters, all of which attend Farragut schools. read more