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Emmons keeps Tiger Media rolling
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Donna Emmons gives Raul Narvaez suggestions for the Eye of the Tiger newspaper layout.
The DeKalb County School system has named its Teachers of the Year per grade category. The three teachers, Beth Cantrell of DeKalb West, Jane Watson of Smithville Elementary, and DCHS teacher Donna Emmons have received the nod to advance to regional competition in the Tennessee Teacher of the Year race.Beth Cantrell will compete in the pre-k to fourth-grade category.Jane Watson will represent DeKalb in grades 5-8Donna Emmons will represent the local school system in grades 9-12.Emmons is married to Lloyd Emmons, and has two sons, Scott, who is now serving in Afghanistan, and Tyler, who is a student at MTSU.She teaches English I, journalism, and advises the student media program, Tiger Media.Tiger Media includes the DCHS news paper The Eye of the Tiger.Emmons is understandably proud of the media program at DCHS, citing the fine job the student volunteers in the program do in getting school news to the public.“I am very happy with the commitment this group has given,” Emmons told the Review. It is a volunteer program and these students give up their time after school to be a part of it.“We are going to be doing two more issues this year,” Emmons continued, “one in March and one in May, and we have a website as well, but we are still working a few bugs out.