Miss Tennessee stops in at local school

Una Elementary hosted a special visitor Thursday at Miss Tennessee visited the area as part of College and Career Week in Metro Schools.

Miss Tennessee Grace Burgess spoke to students about going to college and having the career of which they dream. Burgess also promoted literacy by reading passages from her book Yes Girls Can.

“We were her first official public appearance since placing in the miss America top 10. its such an honor. They only see people like that on TV. For her to come to our school, be personable with them and read to them, this is something they will remember forever,” said Deborah Green, assistant principal.

Counselors Robin Stewart and Dr. Nancy Lara invited Miss Tennessee as part of College and Career Week in Metro Schools. “She wanted students to know that it’s important for you to do your best everyday and continue your education.”

Miss Tennessee Grace Burgess addresses the students at Una Elementary.

Miss Tennessee Grace Burgess addresses the students at Una Elementary.

Pictured with Miss Tennessee are Counselors Robin Stewart and Dr. Nancy Lara.

Pictured with Miss Tennessee are Counselors Robin Stewart and Dr. Nancy Lara.

Miss Tennessee Grace Burgess and Una Elementary Assistant Principal Deborah Green.

Miss Tennessee Grace Burgess and Una Elementary Assistant Principal Deborah Green.