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The City of Brentwood recognized 24 student-artists for outstanding achievement in art, poetry, writing and photography. The event was part of the City’s annual Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 2 at the Brentwood Library.

Poster Art Contest Winners | Middle School Division

First Place, Sienna Shepher, Brentwood Middle School; Second Place, Shimpei Kondo, Sunset Middle School; Third Place, Samoa Aleryani, Woodland Middle School; Honorable Mention: Nathan Smith and Hannah Fleming, Sunset Middle School.

Poster Art Contest Winners | Elementary School Division

First Place, Manvik Barkakati, Kenrose Elementary School; Second Place, Montse Spielmann, Lipscomb Elementary School; Third Place, Ryley Ross, Kenrose Elementary School; Honorable Mention, Gianna Collins, Kenrose Elementary School and Jacob Thompson, Scales Elementary School.

Essay/Poem Winners

First Place, Lauren Haynes, Ravenswood High School; Second Place, Rebekah Fischer, Brentwood High School; Third Place, Carolyn Connolly, Ravenswood High School; Honorable Mention, Tessa Loftis, and Alec Yates, Ravenswood High School.

The contests were sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors with prize ribbons donated by Prestige Trophies.

Photography Contest Winners

First Place, Wren Aronoff, Brentwood Academy; Second Place, Hannah Jackson, Brentwood High School; Third Place, Hollingsworth Tiblier, Brentwood Academy; Fourth Place, Reilly Callis, Brentwood Academy; Fifth Place, Tatum Tucker, Brentwood Academy; Honorable Mention, Grace Neill, Brentwood High School; Wren Aronoff, Brentwood Academy; Hannah Jackson Brentwood High School.

The photography contest was sponsored by H.G.Hill Realty Company.


Brentwood-based Quorum Health Resources (Quorum), a healthcare consulting firm, recently saw 11 of its client hospitals receive the Women’s Choice Award for being ranked among America’s Best Hospitals. The 11 hospitals are located in nine different states and were honored for a wide range of services including cancer care, obstetrics, emergency care, bariatric surgery, breast centers, patient experience, and patient safety.

The “America’s Best Hospitals” hospitals and doctors demonstrate exceptional ratings, providing the highest level of care and commitment to their patient’s health.  This award is the only designation that is based on the preferences of women when selecting a hospital.

“This recognition is more significant than ever before as more consumers utilize resources such as Women’s Choice Awards to determine the best places to receive care for themselves and their family,” said Quorum President and CEO Mickey Bilbrey. “We are honored to be associated with so many facilities that are continually recognized for providing remarkable care to the communities they serve.”

The Women’s Choice Award represents the significance of the female consumer and their collective voice in recommending brands, products and services.  Additional information is available online at Women’ or



Williamson, Inc. announced recently the formation of the Williamson Business Political Action Committee (PAC) to give businesses an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen their voice in the local political process.

The PAC’s first course of action will begin with a focus on the August 2016 Williamson County school board elections. The PAC’s goal is to raise the level of engagement of the business community to help advance the public school systems, the county’s leading economic asset.

“The economic future of Williamson County, and specifically company expansion and relocation decisions, is directly tied to the strength of our public school systems,” said Williamson Business PAC Chairman Dennis Norvet. “They are our number one strategic advantage, driving talent to our community.”

Williamson County Schools continues to rank as one of the state’s highest-performing districts in achievement, athletics and arts. Last year WCS students posted a record-high ACT composite average score of 23.8, and received $135.9 million in college scholarships that saved parents money that can be reinvested into the local economy.

Current members of the PAC Board of Directors are Chairman Dennis Norvet of Skanska, Treasurer Bryan Echols of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, Secretary Mark Cleveland of Hobby Express, Paula Harris of Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc., and Nelson Andrews of Andrews Cadillac/Jaguar/Land Rover Company.

The Williamson, Inc. Chamber and the Williamson Business PAC will have distinct boundaries in terms of governance and financing. Additional information is available at