"Out of the many events we as legislators attend, this is by far one of the most rewarding because it is gives us the opportunity to let these hard-working students know that we recognize and greatly appreciate their efforts. These students will one day be our leaders. It is important for them to realize that their actions and accomplishments today directly impact the future of our community," Beavers said.
The breakfast was sponsored by Wilson Bank & Trust and hosted at Five Oaks Country Club in Lebanon. Randall Clemons, Wilson Bank & Trust chief executive officer, and Elmer Richerson, Wilson Bank & Trust president, and other bank officials were on hand to meet the students and offer their congratulations.
"It’s a pleasure to honor our hard-working students in this way. I am grateful to Wilson Bank & Trust for making it possible," Lynn added.
The students enjoyed breakfast as they chatted with the legislators and local officials about their accomplishments and plans for the future. Each student was presented with a Joint Resolution, current Tennessee Blue Book signed by all three legislators, and a Tennessee flag lapel pin.
"Congratulations to the valedictorians and salutatorians for making the right choices and decisions throughout their school years. Also, I commend the school administration and parents for their guidance to our future citizens," Bone said.
The students honored are as follows:
Mt. Juliet High School Morgan Baltz (V) and Warren Southerland (S)
Lebanon High School Karen Leu (V), Jonathan Do (S) and Elan Mengelberg (S) Friendship Christian Academy Bryon Schow (V) and Brett Hardin (S)
Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Betsy Harris (V) and Hannah Staggs (S)
Watertown High School Andrew Ligon (V) and Parker Teague (S)
Wilson Central High School Heather Simonis (V) and Natalie Davis (S)
Heritage Christian Academy Daniel Diffenderfer (V) and Nathan Pearson (S).