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Brad Schlager

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UNION CITY SCHOOLS
CONTACT: Mike Hutchens
Communications Director

By all accounts, Brad Schlager is the perfect student.

He now has the ACT score to prove it.

Schlager, a Union City High School senior, received notice over the Christmas break that he had scored a perfect 36 on the standardized test used for college admission.

Less than 0.2 percent of the nearly two million students to take the ACT last year made a perfect score.

Mike Ramsey is bringing History Alive in the Settlement at DPA

"...After 36 years of teaching at first Dyer and then Gibson County High School, Ramsey retired and moved from the classroom to a docent position at DPA. But now, he has literally donned another hat, and this one is made of coonskin. On most Saturday’s Ramsey will be working as an historical interpreter bringing real life adventures to the park’s Settlement. Featuring nearly a dozen structures, the Settlement is a collection of hand-hewn log buildings that resemble what one might have found in a mid-19 th century frontier settlement...."

Union City ACT Scores Soar

Rather than being satisfied with a well-earned lofty status, Union City High School students are reaching and attaining even higher heights.

Seniors at UCHS already surpassed last year’s graduating class in ACT composite scores, currently posting a 22.63, which is an improvement on the 2017-18 class record of 22.4 that ranked seventh in all of Tennessee and first among rural West Tennessee school districts. “I’m so excited about the great work going on at K through 12 in Union City Schools,” UC Director of Schools Wes Kennedy said. “I’m super pumped for (UCHS principal) Jacob Cross and his faculty for an incredible job.

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Farmer's Market Merch

Obion County Farmer's Market merchandise is now available! Call Lauren at the Chamber to order! Shirts are $12 and reusable bags are 1 for $3 or 2 for $5!

Perfect farm activities for your next fall outing

NASHVILLE – As the fall weather approaches and Tennessee’s agritourism season is in full swing, a visit to the farm brings smiling faces, family fun, and unforgettable memories.

“We have 12 acres of pumpkins that look amazing,” Robertson County’s Honeysuckle Hill Farm owner Jeff Alsup said. “With more than 25 attractions, there are activities for all ages.”

Farms across the state have fun fall activities for everyone, including hayrides, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and even pick-your-own muscadines at some local vineyards. As Halloween draws near, haunted farm attractions offer the excitement that has become part of Tennessee’s spooky traditions.

Obion County Participates in Complete TN

Faced with a low number of college-educated workers, 12 rural Tennessee counties are digging into how they can get their residents to complete a degree.

The counties spread out across the state and organized into five regional councils are part of a newly launched pilot initiative by Complete Tennessee focused on clearing hurdles to obtain a college degree or certificate.

Jacob Virgin Merit Scholar Semifinalist

Jacob Virgin is on the short list for academic greatness.

The Union City High School senior has put himself in the category of distinguished students across the nation, named today as a National Merit Scholar semifinalist.

The Land Trust for Tennessee Survey

"The Land Trust for Tennessee, a statewide land conservation organization, has protected and conserved almost 125,000 acres in the Volunteer State. From farmland and wildlife habitat to public parks, scenic vistas, historic properties, and more, we work with people to make sure Tennessee’s most important places aren’t lost forever to development.

Obion County Awarded Grant from TN Dept of Tourist Development

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Department of Tourist Development announced $1 million in grant funds awarded to 84 organizations for tourism marketing.

The Obion County Chamber of Commerce was awarded $9,250 for marketing Obion County in state publications, printing of marketing materials, and for the Obion County Farmer’s Market tourism efforts.

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