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What’s Right With Our Schools: Battle Academy Students at Honey Seed
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF) – Cooking Up Learning is a program at Battle Academy that teams students up with community partners for lessons in real world readiness. The kids recently paid a visit to Honey Seed for a tasty example of what’s right with our schools.
Tarah Kemp is the Culinary Integration Specialist at Battle Academy.
She remembers, “Robert from Honey Seed came over to talk with our students. It was a way to introduce the model of how to run a business and that entrepreneurial mindset for the fourth grade students.
Kemp continues,”So, it was a way to really understand the foundation of how to start a business; what they would need, what to think about, as they start to develop their own concept for a food truck to expand Honey Seed. As they start to think about the new creation, to really step up their, you know, creative thinking and critical thinking game that we expect in the real life.
According to Kemp, “The biggest thing is creating that realism. We don’t want them to just see these problems as a word problem on a page. We want them to actually be able to see it in action. So, today here we are at Honey Seed, we are specifically working in this location because, they not only get a chance to work in the real-life space that a functioning business would have, but it’s also to apply all of the creative thought process that they were expected in the design thinking skills that we had in our culinary lab. So, they have taken the time to develop their own bagel flavors, as they are going to develop their own cream cheese flavors within a chopped challenge competition. In order to focus on the four C’s: creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.”
4th grader Drekell Yates chips in, “I learned how to like roll the dough, down on the bagels, and how to make the bagels, wrap it around.”
Ms. Kemp concludes, “Cooking Up Learning is the program that we, I’ve started, and it really has the foundation of bringing Community Partners into the building, and also coming into the space that they are in as well, and we could not do it without community partners. It is heavily reliant on their expertise, what they know, to run a successful business and their skill sets and how we can apply that into our educational system, and how as educators that we can merge those two together, because nothing is mutually exclusive anymore. In order to prepare our kids for the real-world readiness that we are expecting in our Hamilton County. We want to give them those opportunities and exposure as often as possible.”
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Memory Flags Displayed in Ringgold for Memorial Day
The City of Ringgold is displaying flags along the streets to honor fallen service members.
It first started in the early 19-70s with only five flags.
Over the years, it’s grown to include dozens of them throughout the city.
Kelly Bomar, Vice Mayor of Ringgold said, “The Flag and their cross will be put up forever as long as the program continues. The flags..I don’t know how long they will last you know get pass their life thanks to donations of people in the community and things like that.. All donations it’s all volunteers but it’s all local folks names on these crosses.”
More than a hundred volunteers put up the flags.
They will remain throughout the city for two weeks.
According to Kelly this year more than two thousand flags are displayed throughout Ringgold.
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Fighter Pilot Who Served in Vietnam Honored at Memorial Day Ceremony
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- Hundreds came out this morning at the Chattanooga National Cemetery to pay their respects on this Memorial Day.
Organizations from all over the Tennessee Valley came together for the annual Memorial Day remembrance ceremony.
It was hosted by the Chattanooga Area Veteran’s Council.
Several officials were on hand to give brief remarks.
The Choo Choo Chorus honored each military branch with their own harmony.
The director of the chorus, Jimmy Tompkins, said, “We enjoy doing this, we prepare for this all year long, we keep fresh on these songs.”
The focal point of the pageantry was on veterans like Jack Taylor.
Taylor served as a cobra fighter pilot for the U-S Army during the Vietnam War.
He is credited with saving many of his fellow soldier’s lives during the war, including that of fellow veteran Mike Holden.
Holden said, “He was Mustang Six and I was November Five. I did not know him, who flew missions to support my guys, so we’re here in Chattanooga fifty years later and we meet.”
One particular exchange at a meeting with a fellow veteran’s family sticks with Holden about Taylor’s impact.
Holden said, “The young man’s grandmother at the meeting said if it hadn’t been for this man, half of you would not be here. So he saved a life of a guy that came home and had children, grandchildren, etcetera. So how one guy, there’s a family.”
Taylor was a guest of honor at today’s ceremony.
He is currently awaiting a decision by President Joe Biden to be awarded a Medal of Honor.
In the meantime, he says he is honored to recognized here in Chattanooga.
Taylor said, “They’ve been saying, “Yes, it’s been laying on a desk for the last two years, so I’ve been waiting. It’ll happen maybe, but I don’t know.””
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- It’s been almost seven years since 20-year-old Gavin Gardener, of Dunlap, Tennessee, tragically passed in a house fire.