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Mu Alpha Theta math club best among Tennessee teams

Farragut High School’s Mu Alpha Theta Club won first place overall at the state competition Saturday, March 9, along with nearly 30 individual or group first, second or third-place awards for individual or group. Twenty-nine members attended the event, which was held at Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport.
Farragut High School’s Mu Alpha Theta club bested math competition teams from all across Tennessee, and won first place overall at the state competition Saturday, March 9, at Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport.

With a 29-member team, FHS had the largest showing, with most of those attending winning first-, second- or third-place in their competitive events.

Students placing in their respective events included: Forest Chen, Sol Kim, Alice Tang, Rena Liu, Kevin Wang, Blake Cragen, Elliot Fang, Eric Zhang, Zirui Zhou, Aidan Cantu, Raymond Jin and Alice Zhang.

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District Mock Trial champ Blue Team discovers multiple satisfaction, earns trip to state competition in Nashville

Farragut High School Mock Trial Blue Team celebrated a multi-district (Knox area) championship Sunday, Feb. 24, at the City-County Building in downtown Knoxville. Joined by a few FHS Mock Trial Gray Team members are individuals comprising, and contributing to, the FHS Blue Team’s success. Front row, from left, are Abbie Morgan, Blaine Liuag, Camryn Given, Alia Smith and Hannah Brennan. In back, from left, are Nathanael Parsons, Suhil Suresh, Karlyn Simcox, Katelyn Myers and Zach Martin.
Why would Farragut High School students throw their hat into the ring looking to join the FHS Mock Trial team?

Perhaps one reason is obvious: future attorneys begin to learn how to maneuver in a courtroom.

Being part of a winning team might be another: coming off its recent multi-district (Knox area) championship among a 12-school field Friday through Sunday, Feb. 22-24, at the City-County Building in downtown Knoxville, seven members of the winning nine-member FHS Blue team are heading west to face a tougher courtroom test.

FHS Blue represents the Knox area during this weekend’s 16-team state competition in a federal courthouse in Nashville.

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Inspiration from challenged 17-year-old to highlight FBC Joy Conference

Second Annual Joy Conference, focusing on ministry opportunities for the disabled, is set for Friday and Saturday, March 29-30, at First Baptist Concord — and will kick off with a miraculous testimony from a 17-year-old blind and autistic New Hampshire singer during a worship service.

Christopher Duffley, who also is a musician, speaker and podcaster, will lead the 6:30 p.m. service March 29, at the church.

His disabilities, some of which stem from his premature birth, reflect the focus of the conference, which is to help equip church leaders and laypersons, along with caregivers, to minister to those in the community with disabilities.

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FHS, SJN place multiple top finishers at East TN History Day competition

Students from Farragut High School and St. John Neumann Catholic School were prominent among 56 Knox County students who earned first, second or third place — in addition to earning special awards — in the 18th Annual East Tennessee History Day Regional Competition, held Friday, March 1, in Knoxville.

First- and second-place winners, with third place serving as alternates, will advance to the state competition, Tennessee History Day, Saturday, April 13, in Nashville. Top state winners will advance to nationals in College Park, Maryland, June 9-13.

In Senior Division, FHS (Angela Breeding, teacher) top finishers:

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