Profitable Perfect Attendance

Nine Cocke County school students took home $50 bills on Thursday, May 16, after maintaining perfect attendance for the first eight months of school. Commercial Bank, Tennessee State Bank, and US Bank provided the incentive money. Front row, from left, are students Ryan Barrett (Centerview — 4th grade), Morgan Smith (Centerview — 1st grade), and Kalene Rosemeyer (Cosby — 4th grade), with US Bank representative Sharon Bryant. In back, from left, are Jackie Owenby of Commercial Bank, Truitt Ottinger of TN State Bank, students John Massey (Cosby — 7th grade), Benjamin Johnson (CCHS — 9th grade), and Robert Fisher (CCHS — 9th grade), with Dennis Balch, Cocke County Schools Attendance Supervisor. Also receiving $50 bills, but not present for photo, were Brenda Douglas (Del Rio — 2nd grade), Zsolti DeLucca (Cosby-3rd grade), and Lanny Johnson (Bridgeport-8th grade).

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