Four William Blount students named Commended Students
From Staff Reports
Four William Blount High School students have been named Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.
They are James C. Brackett, Rachel C. Harper, Allison T. Loope and Emily L. Timpson.
Brackett, son of Mike and Ann Brackett, has received Daily Times Academic Letters in language arts, math, science and social studies.
Brackett is a four-year starter on the varsity soccer team. The senior is a member of Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National English Honors Society and Senior Athletic Leadership Team, and he is actively involved with Blount County Habitat for Humanity.
Harper, daughter of Craig and Theresa Harper, has received Daily Times Academic Letters in language arts. She is a member of Beta Club, Interact Club, Junior Classical League and National English Honors Society.
Harper is a part of the peer teaching program, and she has taught English classes. The senior has participated in Free the Girls’ bra drive, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation fundraiser and Operation Christmas Child.
Loope, daughter of Travis Loope and Shawna Hammontree, has received Daily Times Academic Letters in social studies. She is a member of the Beta Club, Blount Youth Explosion, Interact Club, Latin Club, Mu Alpha Theta and National English Honors Society.
Loope is actively involved with the school’s Vagabond Players and serves as one of Drama Club’s officers. Last year, she received first place in dual acting at the Roane County Academic Festival.
Loope has participated in various community events, such as End Polio Now, Operation Christmas Child, roadside trash pickup and school community service projects. She also serves as a children’s church teacher and United Way volunteer.
Timpson, daughter of Thomas and Halle Timpson, has received Daily Times Academic Letters in math. She has placed first in spreadsheet presentation at the Roane State Academic Festival.
Timpson is a member of Beta Club, Drama Club, Junior Classical League, National English Honors Society and Student Council. She also serves as Mu Alpha Theta’s vice president.
Timpson is a part of the peer teaching program, and she has taught algebra I, environmental science and geometry classes. The senior is an active member of Fairview United Methodist Church and participates in the stick ministry, youth choir, and youth group.