Members of the local Chamber of Commerce learned why public education is Knox County’s best investment on Tuesday, February 26.
The Knox County Public Schools hosted the monthly Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Knox County Middle School Old Gymnasium where five student groups informed and entertained those in attendance about what they are learning inside and outside of the classroom.
Arts and humanities students from Lynn Camp Middle/High opened up the meeting by performing several musical numbers and singing happy birthday to Claudia Greenwood, an officer with the Chamber of Commerce. Following their performance, enrichment students from Flat Lick Elementary demonstrated how they are using iPads and other technology to enhance what they are learning in the classroom. Lay Elementary’s student energy team then showcased their recent presentation to faculty and staff and demonstrated how they are using light meters to determine how bright classrooms are.
Following Lay’s presentation, Chamber members were challenged to build a free-standing structure by Girdler’s gifted and talented students. Members worked in groups to build the structure using spaghetti, raisins, lasagna, straws and address labels in less than five minutes.
Knox Central’s senior student leadership closed the meeting by sharing highlights of their high school experience with Chamber members. The students represented various academic and athletic opportunities that are offered by the school.
KCPS public relations student Brianna Ledford served as emcee of the event, introducing each student group and sharing facts about the school district throughout the meeting.
“The students did a fantastic job,” Chamber members said in a thank you note to the district. “It was great to see all the good things going on at the schools.”