Two Smiths a first at Knox School Board

February 27, 2015
Pictured by David Stewart Dalton Smith, a senior a Lynn Camp High School, the first-ever non-voting student board member, takes a seat beside board member Peggy Gray.

Pictured by David Stewart
Dalton Smith, a senior a Lynn Camp High School, the first-ever non-voting student board member, takes a seat beside board member Peggy Gray.

Dexter Smith, at right beside Knox Superintendent Kelly Sprinkles, presides over his first school board meeting as Chairman of the Board.

Dexter Smith, at right beside Knox Superintendent Kelly Sprinkles, presides over his first school board meeting as Chairman of the Board.

By David Smith


For the Mountain Advocate

Dexter Smith dropped the gavel for the first time to open Tuesday’s Knox County School Board meeting.

He told the sparse crowd, “I appreciate serving on this school board. I thank these fine board members for voting me chairman.”

After the pledge of allegiance and prior to the start of the meeting, Kelly Sprinkles, Superintendent, introduced Dalton Smith, a senior from Lynn Camp High School.

“Dalton Smith is going to be our first non-voting student board member. We hope to get the ‘student perspective’ concerning what we do as a school system. Each month we hope to have a new student from a different school.”

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