Farragut High Marching Band to perform in Hawaii

Farragut High School Band members like Alex Elliott practiced to prepare for performances like the parade in Hawaii. Farragut High School Marching Band is taking its show to Hawaii to commemorate the 74th an-niversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The band, directed by Keith and Michelle Clupper and Katie Eaton, accepted an invitation to represent the Knoxville area in the commemoration and Waikiki Holiday Parade, band director Keith Clupper said.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Mr. Clupper and the Farragut High school Band on their trip,” parade founder Jack Peppers said. “The students experiences at Pearl Harbor and meeting survivors will be something they will remember for a lifetime.

“We are honored to help create this memory,” Peppers said.

“Each year, the Waikiki Holiday Parade is held on the Friday after Thanksgiving in Honolulu, Hawaii, honoring Pearl Harbor survivors and American military,” Clupper said. “To date hundreds of mainland and Hawaiian bands have marched in the parade since its inaugural year in 1998.”
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FMS girls top coupon book sellers for county

Knox County Schools announced the top sellers of Original Knox County Schools Coupon Books during this year’s sales campaign during a luncheon Thursday, Nov. 5, at Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center in Knoxville. On hand were, from left, FMS student, Kailey Bostick, who sold 530 books; School Board chairman Doug Harris; School Superintendent Dr. James P. McIntyre Jr.; top seller Colette Quist, who sold 533 books; Patti Bounds, District 7 School Board member; and Terry Hill, District 6 School Board member. Farragut Middle School again has ended the coupon book sales campaign with the top sellers in Knox County Schools System.

FMS eighth-grader Colette Quist, daughter of Erik and Stephanie Quist, sold 533 books, the most in her school and in the schools system.

“Colette is the biggest winner, I believe, of all time,” FMS principal Wes Edmonds said. “I don’t believe anyone has sold more than she has. She has been consistent in her fundraising efforts at the school,” Edmonds said, adding she has been the top seller at the school level.

“She has really helped the school out in raising money for technology,” he said.

The second top-selling student was FMS sixth-grader Kailey Bostick, who sold 530 books.
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