Hendersonville’s WRK.PLC Dance Studio Brings Home Three National Championships

Dancers from The WRK.PLC. troupe recently competed at Nexstar National Dance Competition in Orlando, Florida. Three of the routines won National Championship Awards for their age divisions, and the studio also brought home $1,750 in prize money.

“Mourning Child” won the Intermediate Junior Duet category, “No More Mr. Nice Guy” won the Advanced Teen Small Group category and “Grace” won the Advanced Teen Line category.  The studio is owned and directed by Kemmian Beard and Jessi Peralta Thompson.  

Four Family Members all Using TN Reconnect at Vol State

Tuition-free community college, with TN Reconnect, is inspiring thousands of adults across the state to attend college this fall. The TN Reconnect program provides tuition-free classes for Tennessee adults who don’t already have a college degree.

This fall, Volunteer State Community College has nearly 1,000 new eligible applicants. However, it isn’t just individuals enrolling. Couples and even whole families are taking the opportunity to earn a college degree. Jim and Kim Bare of Hickman are attending Vol State this fall with their daughter Jessica and son-in-law Michael.


Vol State and Welch College Sign Transfer Agreement

Sumner County’s newest educational institution, Welch College, has signed an agreement with Volunteer State Community College to make transfer between the two schools easier. Students can start at Vol State using Tennessee Promise for their first two years and then continue to Welch College to earn a bachelor’s degree.

“It has been so good working with Vol State to achieve a seamless transfer pathway for their students,” says J. Matthew Pinson, Welch College president. “We welcome Welch College to Sumner County,” says Vol State President Jerry Faulkner.