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Alumni Spotlight: Faith Lindsay

July 16, 2017
By Brenda Seagraves

Congratulations to Faith Lindsay, who recently graduated from ETSU Quillen College of Medicine and will be starting Internal Medicine and Pediatric residencies, respectively, in Chattanooga, TN. 

Faith graduated from Butler University with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry and Spanish. She then took a year off before medical school. During that ‘gap’ year she worked in a hospital and was an au pair for two children in Spain.

Faith is the daughter of Dr. William and Mrs. Dawn Lindsay. She is shown with her father who participated in her graduation ceremony.

Faith’s blog is an entertaining recall of some of her favorite Tate’s memories:

"One of my favorite memories was dissecting a cow’s eyeball during Mrs. LeRoy’s science class. I remember staring at it, amazed at the size of it. It was so squishy and huge and I thought how great a cow’s eyesight must be with eyes that big. In 5th grade we had the opportunity to dissect an entire pig. It was Valentine’s Day and my grand idea was to bring the pig’s heart home in a zip lock bag and give it to my Dad since he was a Cardiologist. As I was lying in bed that night the formaldehyde fumes started to waft through my room, so I woke up my parents and told them I had to give my Dad an early Valentine’s present. He was such a proud parent. He pointed out the chambers and vessels of the heart and we promptly threw it away.

It was during our 5th grade trip to Williamsburg and Bush Gardens that I overcame my fear of roller coasters. I still have a “Fear the Four” beach towel to commemorate my achievement.

I loved computer class with Mrs. Preston and to this day I still remember her mantras: save early and save often –Apple S, Apple Q.

I felt important when I could walk down through a path in the woods to meet my Mom and sister at the kindergarten classroom. 

Such great memories of my elementary school years!!!!"

Again, congrats to Faith!

Summer Learning Tip: Trish Irish

July 16, 2017
By Tate's School

by Trish Irish, Pre-K

We are very fortunate to be within an hour and half drive from several great educational fun spots that are sure to make a memorable summer, especially for your preschooler.

Just head south on I-75 toward Athens and Sweetwater, Tennessee to visit . . .

  • Mayfield Dairy Farm in Athens, TN and see how your favorite dairy products are made and take an Ice Cream Factory tour.
  • Sweetwater Valley Farm in Philadelphia, TN and take a tour of the farm.  Visit The Udder Story and milk a very realistic cow.  Don’t forget to stop by the shop to sample many different kinds of cheeses.
  • The Lost Sea in Craighead Caverns in Sweetwater, TN to see the largest underground lake in the United States from a glass bottom boat.  If you are an adventurous spelunker, you might want to investigate taking a Wild Tour!

You can also head north, east, and west to find similar unique spots that will leave a lasting impression on children of any age!  The teachers and staff at Tate’s look forward to hearing about your many summer adventures!

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