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Ivan Worrel a Sweetwater TN Hero

Although a west virginian by birth, born in Holden, December 4th, 1927, At 13 years old, his Dad, who worked as an electrician in the West Virginia coal mines lost his job during the depression and moved his family to East Tennessee where they found a small town called Maryville.…

Meet Tennessee’s Rodeo Queen Kelsey Hawkins

On December 30th, 2015, Kelsey Hawkins walked across the arena at the Liberty Bowl Rodeo in Memphis, Tennessee. As the sun set behind the mountains, the lights around the arena flickered on one by one. The crowd in the stands sat silently, waiting for the announcement. Over the loudspeaker, Kelsey…

Deaf, Deaf, Oral Deaf

I entered the vault-like room designed to be soundproof with my sister and one and a half year old by my side. Inside, the women handed an earphone set to me so that I might communicate with them as they went to the next room over and began to berate…

Children’s Author Jack Darnell

Seventy-seven-year-old Jack Darnell was born to be a lover of books. He reads them, writes them, collects them and expresses a passion for them that only he can possibly explain.There is even an element of “superstition” behind it, as Darnell explains.  “My father put a book in my hand the…

Kendrick Shope Lives Her Dream Helping Others Pursue Theirs

Featured on NBC Chicago, in The Advocate, Modern Achiever, and other media outlets, Kendrick Shope is not only a highly successful business woman, but she is also a passionate mom and the creator of Authentic Selling. Shope daily pursues her dream of helping other professionals accomplish their greatest career aspirations…

Ivan Worrel a Sweetwater TN Hero

Although a west virginian by birth, born in Holden, December 4th, 1927, At 13 years old, his Dad, who worked as an electrician in the West Virginia coal mines lost his job during the depression and moved his family to East Tennessee where they found a small town called Maryville.…

Meet Tennessee’s Rodeo Queen Kelsey Hawkins

On December 30th, 2015, Kelsey Hawkins walked across the arena at the Liberty Bowl Rodeo in Memphis, Tennessee. As the sun set behind the mountains, the lights around the arena flickered on one by one. The crowd in the stands sat silently, waiting for the announcement. Over the loudspeaker, Kelsey…

Deaf, Deaf, Oral Deaf

I entered the vault-like room designed to be soundproof with my sister and one and a half year old by my side. Inside, the women handed an earphone set to me so that I might communicate with them as they went to the next room over and began to berate…

Children’s Author Jack Darnell

Seventy-seven-year-old Jack Darnell was born to be a lover of books. He reads them, writes them, collects them and expresses a passion for them that only he can possibly explain.There is even an element of “superstition” behind it, as Darnell explains.  “My father put a book in my hand the…

Kendrick Shope Lives Her Dream Helping Others Pursue Theirs

Featured on NBC Chicago, in The Advocate, Modern Achiever, and other media outlets, Kendrick Shope is not only a highly successful business woman, but she is also a passionate mom and the creator of Authentic Selling. Shope daily pursues her dream of helping other professionals accomplish their greatest career aspirations…

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