Stewarts Creek High School Students Attend Governor's School

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The Stewarts Creek High School Fine Arts Department strives to excel in all areas of the arts. The faculty's commitment to excellence in not only group presentation but individual growth has been recognized by the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts.

This summer Stewarts Creek High School students have the opportunity to collaborate with the most gifted fine arts students in Tennessee. Eleven students are representing the Stewarts Creek High School at the prestigious Governor's School for the Arts held at MTSU. Each year thousands of students compete to participate in the four-week residency summer program for high school students gifted in music, visual art, theatre, dance and film-making.

This year over 1000 students vied for the 360 available spots with many Stewarts Creek students earning scholarships to participate in the exclusive program.


Stewarts Creek High School juniors Noah Backus and Natalie Thompson along with seniors Rex Davis and McKenzie Malin are in the Govorner's School Instrumental Music program. Vocal Music participants include juniors Catheryn Bolick, Celina Copeland and Cheyenne Reames. Juniors Noah Brady and Will Welch join senior Tristin Hicks in the Theatre Program. And junior Corinne Fann in participating in the Technical Theater program.

Stewarts Creek High School Band Director, Michael Chester, Choral teacher Dr. Brian Russell and Theater Arts teacher Donald Fann will be honored on June 18, 2016 for special commendation from the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts for excellence in teaching. Chester, Russell & Fann will join other teachers from across the state who will receive the Outstanding Teacher Award.


Fann is also the 2016 GSFTA Teacher of the Year, a designation given to one Fine Arts teacher in the state each year. Fann will receive his award at the closing performance June 28th at 7:00 pm in MTSU's Tucker Theater.

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