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The Homecoming Class Representatives and Queen’s Court

Fayette Academy will celebrate our 2017 Football Homecoming on Friday, September 29.  Activities will begin with a tailgate party in the Viking Center 5:30p.m -7:30p.m.  Everyone is invited. Please RSVP to  or Pre-game activities will begin on the John W. Morris field at 7:00 with performances by the middle school and high school cheerleaders and the Viking Marching Band.  The crowning of the 2017 Football Homecoming Queen will be at the half-time of the game vs. Zion Christian.

The Homecoming Class Representatives and Queen’s Court:

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Seated L – R: Brooks Culver, Crown Bearer; Senior Class Representatives to the Queens’s Court  are Kaitlin Bowers, Kamille Grant, and Hanah Walker; Carly Isom, Queen’s Flower Girl  Standing L – R:  Megan Grantham, 7th Grade Class Representative;  Jenny Beth Culver, 6th Grade Class Representative; Laura Lee Morris, 9th Grade Class Representative; Ella Baker, 8th Grade Class Representative; Kendall Walker, Senior Class Representative; Kaylie Carter, Junior Class Representative; Abigail Stone, Junior Class Representative; Skylar Robbins, Senior Class Representative; Sarah Green, Sophomore Class Representative

Players of the Week

Trustmark Bank’s Vice-President, Ronald Jenkins presented commemorative footballs to Fayette Academy’s Players of the Week.   Senior Hayden Spencer was chosen as “Offensive Player of the Week”, and sophomore, Rube Scott Rhea was chosen as the “Defensive Player of the Week” in Fayette Academy’s game against Clarkesville Academy.  Congratulations to these young men, Head Coach Vic Shivers, and the team for a great win on Friday night!


Fayette Academy will host Walnut High School on September 22 with kick-off at 7:00 p.m.



Pictured L-R:  Shane Russell, Athletic Director; Vic Shivers, Varsity Head Coach; Spencer Hayden; Rube Scott Rhea;  Ronald Jenkins; and Courtney Burnette, Head of School

Fayette Academy’s Players of the Week

Trustmark’s Vice President, Ronald Jenkins presented footballs to two young athletes for their performance on the field against Nashville Christian on September 1.  Noah Sweeney was chosen as offensive player and Will Rhea was chosen as defensive player.


L-R:  Ronald Jenkins, Noah Sweeney, Will Rhea, and Shane Russell; Athletic Director

Fayette Academy’s Players of the Week

Rube Scott Rhea, Peyton Bowling, Dawson Wilburn, and Hunter Pulliam have been announced as “Players of the Week” for the August 25 game against Trinity Christian School.  Rhea and Bowling were chosen for their outstanding contributions on offense. Wilburn and Pulliam were chosen for their performance on defense. Trustmark Bank is the sponsor this year with Vice President, Ronald Jenkins awarding footballs to each named player.


Shown L – R:  Ronald Jenkins, Dawson Wilburn, Peyton Bowling, Hunter Pulliam, Rube Scott Rhea, Hal Montague; Assistant Coach, Courtney Burnette; Head of School Your

Fayette Academy’s Players of the Week

Rube Scott Rhea, Dawson Wilburn, and Hunter Pulliam were chosen for their performance on the field in the August 18 game against Northpoint Christian Academy. Trustmark Bank of Somerville is the sponsor, with Vice President Ronald Jenkins making the presentation.  Offensive honors went to Rube Scott Rhea and defensive honors went to Hunter Pulliam and Dawson Wilburn.


Shown L-R:  Ronald Jenkins, Rube Scott Rhea, Dawson Wilburn, Hunter Pulliam, Hal Montague, Assistant Coach; Courtney Burnette, Head of School

Fayette Academy Holds Annual Meeting and Open House

Fayette Academy’s Annual Meeting and Open House was held on Monday, August 28 in the Viking Center.  Incumbent and new members of the Board of Trustees were voted on by parents attending the meeting.

Fayette Academy’s Performing Arts students, under the direction of Becky Houston and Angelia Johnson,  presented a wonderful song and dance number for the audience.

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Board of Trustees  2017-2018

Front:  Janet Hunt, Jan Cossar, Marjory Walker, Ellen DeFoor, Garland Goddard  Back:  David Kelley, Glen Weatherly, Jonathan Crook, Bryan Culver, Bill Rhea, David Whitenton, Blake Neill, Dale Burns, and Alex Armour

Somerville Rotary Club

Every month the Somerville Rotary Club invites two students from Fayette Academy to join our Head of School, Mrs. Courtney Burnette, in representing Fayette Academy during the weekly Rotary luncheons. Each month a representative from the junior class and a representative from the senior class will be selected as the Fayette Academy Students of the Month. Hanah Walker is the August senior Student of the Month. Hanah is the daughter of Bill and Susie Walker of Somerville, Tennessee. Hanah is a member of the Elizabeth Daggon Chapter of the National Honor Society and the captian of Varsity Cheer. Walt Bullwinkel is the August junior Student of the Month. Walt is the son of Gary and Gail Bullwinkel of Somerville, Tennessee. Walt is a member of the Fayette Academy basketball team, cross country team, and ecology club.


Fayette Academy Fourth Graders Present Biographies

Students in Debbie Perkins’ and Cindy Cocke’s classes recently presented their biography reports to an audience of students and parents.  The students were required to read a biography, write a report, and dress up like the person they were reporting about.  There were many interesting people represented by the students.  Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Laura Ingalls, and Emelia Earhart were just a few of the famous people that made an appearance.  The children did a wonderful job in their presentations.

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Front Row: Ava Snodgrass, Katie Martin, Kendall Wickens, Victoria McKenzie, Katie Lynn Branch 2nd Row: Payton Powers, Mary Agnes Forrester, Allie Reese Herzke, Emma Schuh, Kasey Kimery 3rd Row: Madison Huff, Carolina Horton, Miller Melton, Trent Culver 4th Row:Logan Gilbert, Zeb Pulliam, Brian Gerritsen 5th Row:Jared Ferge, Hayden Fly, Dawson Bryan, Mason Bragorgos

2017 Biographies

Front Row: Hannah Henson, Eliott Cox, J. J. Gleaves, Isaiah Akins 2nd Row: Abby Pike, Callie Rowland, Hadley Fleming, Leah Culver 3rd Row: Alexas Joyner, Sophia Phillips, Levi Adair, Corbin Bowling, Cooper Ladner 4th Row: Katie Halford, Zane Pike, Addison Walker, Abbi Tucker

Fayette Academy Participates in Math Competition

The following students competed against 7 schools and a total of 155 students in the Middle School Math Competition at UT Martin:

2017 Middle School UT Martin Math Competition

Front row: Jacob Coleman, Collin Creech 6th grade 11th place, Jon Knopf, Sadie Fry 6th grade 15th place, Elizabeth Rhea, Emmie Moore, Georgia Weatherly, Jane Mitchell, teacher, George VanDyke Second row: Jackson Bell 7th grade 10th place, Cody Marcrum, Bowman Weatherly, Luke Moore, Hayden Weber 8th grade 13th place, Kailee Ryan Ashe

La Grange Cultural Foundation, Inc. Scholarship

The La Grange Cultural Foundation, Inc. located in La Grange, Tennessee has annually awarded two scholarships to graduating seniors through their annual essay competition. Beginning this year, the La Grange Cultural Foundation, Inc. made the scholarship competition available to all Fayette Country high school seniors who desire for further education by attending a college or university.

Students were asked to submit a research paper related to a subject of their particular interest from to a variety of current topics. The first place winner will receive a $1,500 Scholarship Award.

The 2016-2017 winner of the La Grange Cultural Foundation, Inc. Scholarship contest is Fayette Academy’s Caleb Weatherly. Caleb, son of Glenn and Shelly Weatherly of Somerville, Tennessee, is the vice-President and Valedictorian of the senior class. Caleb plans to study Engineering at the University of Tennessee Knoxville in the fall and is the son of Dr. Glenn and Shelly Weatherly of Somerville.

2017 LaGrange Cultural Foundation Scholarship