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Dobbs in the house

Ruth White
Assistant Editor North and Halls/Fountain City news

Fountain City Elementary invited former UT quarterback Josh Dobbs to read to students during Dr. Seuss Month in March. Dobbs’ schedule wouldn’t allow for the visit but he kept the school that is tucked away in the heart of Fountain City on his mind.

“Josh hated that he missed reading to the students and called us to see if he could stop by before he leaves to begin his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers,” said principal Tina Holt. She was touched that Dobbs didn’t forget the school and wanted to come out and see the students.

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Former Vol Sterling “Sterl the Pearl” Henton was on hand to play dance hits at the red-carpet event.

Rolling out the red carpet

Ruth White
Assistant Editor North and Halls/Fountain City news

To echo former Vol Sterling Henton, Sarah Moore Greene probably had the best-ever back-to-school welcome in Knox County. Henton greeted kids as staff members rolled out the red carpet and treated students like superstars as they entered the building.

On the carpet, many hugs were given out, smiles were shared and some students even danced their way to the front doors. The kickoff was the staff’s way of showing the students that they are special and creating a good start to the year.

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