SHADES of Development could not function without the dedication and committment of our fantastic volunteers.  This summer I would like to thank the following volunteers for your time and contributions to our Summer Specialty Camps.

Doyle Dunlap, Bill Padgett, Charlie Finely, Johnny Myers and McKenna Myers
Our guest speakers for our basketball track during the All Ball Sports and Spirit Camp were Doyle Dunlap, Bill Padgett, Charlie Finley, Johnny Myers, and McKenna Myers.  Doyle Dunlap and Bill Padgett are both retired teachers and coaches from Blount County.  Both coached the entire time they were teaching.  Doyle Dunlap continued coaching for a few years after retiring from teaching.  Bill Padgett is in the Blount County Sports Hall of Fame in as well as Maryville College’s Sports Hall of Fame.  He still holds the record for all-time leading scorer in men’s basketball at Maryville College.  Charlie Finley is an assistant coach for the Alcoa High School girls’ basketball team.  Charlie is also in the Blount County Sports Hall of Fame.  Johnny Myers was a basketball coach in Blount County for 20 years.  McKenna, who will be in fifth grade next year, plays for Carpenters Elementary School and AAU basketball.  

L&N Stem Academy STEM Punks
The STEM Punks visited our SHADES Construction Camp to share their knowledge of STEM and STEAM activities.  They brought a robot they created for a recent Robotics Competetion.  Thanks STEM Punks for helping SHADES Kids get excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!

National Forensic Academy and Knoxville Police Department
Tim Schade and Tiffiny Hamlin shared their time and expertise with the SHADES Kids during CSI Week.  The kids explored crime scene mapping, evidence collection, latent print examination, body fluid detection and photography techniques used in crime scene investigation while visiting the state-of-the-art training facility used by the National Forensic Academy.