Grainger Today Correspondent
HARRIMAN – Destiny Simpson was presented the Student Recognition Award by the Tennessee School Board Association at its fall district meeting here last week.
The senior is the first student at Grainger High School to receive the award. She was competing against students from 23 other East Tennessee school districts.
“It is exciting to have a Grainger County student win this award, especially a student of the caliber of Destiny. She is most deserving,” said Director of Schools Edwin Jarnagin.
Her activities include the Grainger High FCCLA chapter, enrollment in Walters State Community College advanced courses and teaching multiple classes throughout the high school presenting information about leukemia. She also created a Jeopardy game detailing what students had learned.
Outside of school, Simpson organized and participated in fundraisers and toy drives for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, raising a total of $2,000 as well as eight boxes of toys.
She plans to attend UT Knoxville and continue her service at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.