Miss Brooks is the granddaughter of Benny and Sue Sanders and Jim and Cathy Brooks. A senior at Cleveland High School, she plans to attend Lee University after graduation in May 2013.
She will be escorted by Grant Bottoms, the son of Gary and Wanda Bottoms at the Teen Board event.
Her activities in church and community include working with the youth group at Westmore Church of God where she is a member.
She is involved with the following activities: KO Legacy all-stars dance team, Raider Scholars and Tennessee Scholars, National Society of High School Scholars, Clinical Internship Program, HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), the Distinguished Young Women program and the Summer Honors Program at Lee University.
Brooks’ Teen Board court includes Betsie Hobbs and escort Eric Ingraham; Jessica Greene and escort Andy Patel; Alex Hutt and escort Alex Rodriguez; and Kerry Cooper and escort Heath Shamblin.
Miss Kimball attends Silverdale Baptist Academy, where she is involved in many different activities. She has an older brother, Ben, who will be a sophomore at Tennessee Technological University, and a younger sister, Anna, who will be in eighth grade at Silverdale.
Kimball is a third-year member and captain of the varsity cheerleading team and is an active member in the Beta Club, National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. She ranked fifth in her class and has maintained honor roll status during her entire high school terms. She participated in the Distinguished Young Women of Cleveland program this past spring, where she received the fitness award, interview award and was named first runner-up. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Cleveland, where she is very involved in her youth group. Her interests include tumbling, dance, scrapbooking, reading, watching college football and playing with her dog Champ. Kimball plans to attend Tennessee Technological University in the fall of 2013 and plans to obtain a degree in business.
The Teen Board Presentation Dance is one of the largest teenage (black tie) dances in the country where teenagers and adults alike enjoy the same social occasion. Last year hundreds of leading teenagers — as well as adults — from various parts of the United States enjoyed the same event. The Birmingham Post-Herald said, “Far more than any other social fling, the Teen Board Presentation Dance of Knoxville ... is emerging into one of the most elegant and auspicious occasions on the social calendar of the South.”
This is one outstanding social event of the year, according to Kendra Walker Patty of the Teen Board Council. “It is not just a dance or a social debut for teenagers. It has far greater meaning. The Teen Board of Knoxville is building leaders for the future.”
The Teen Board of Knoxville is a private, nonprofit organization solely for teenagers (14-18 years old) with adult help. Its purpose is to get the teenagers to work and take the lead in civic and welfare projects, and to lift their social and moral life to higher standards. Last year more than 12,000 hours were given to civic and welfare projects for charitable organizations.
After 50 years, adults have seen results of this work in the good leadership in colleges and universities shown by our former members. By learning to help those less fortunate at this age, in turn they have helped themselves develop a public and civic responsibility they are carrying on as adults.
This Presentation Dance is a reward for those local girls and boys who have completed their hours of service. Selected girls from other parts of the country who are rising seniors are honored by an invitation to be presented along with our outstanding teenagers.
Miss Kimball will be escorted by Jake Ramsey of Cleveland High School. Her court and escorts include: Jessica Slocum and Spencer Mossburg; Abby Coulthard and Luke Shattuck; Chelsea Hall and Josh Slocum; Abbie Alosi and Kendall Shoemaker; Rae Anne Allen and Mitchell Mizell; Molly Kane and Reid Clements; Haley Shields and Park Randolph, and Kaley Lowry and Ben Strawn.
The weekend starts with a party on Aug. 3 at the Teen Center. Then on Saturday, practice and brunch (teenagers only) is followed by the Mayor’s Dinner, honoring the presentees and other important dignitaries.
The evening of Aug. 4, the event continues with the presentation of the presentees and a dance at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum followed by the black–tie reception.