The Junior BBQ Ambassador Program is intended to create a win-win opportunity for Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass and juniors at high schools in Sevier County. This program pairs high school juniors with major Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass event sponsors and event organizers. During the event, Junior BBQ Ambassadors make sure sponsors receive the best possible treatment and experience at the event and assist event organizers in running the event smoothly. In exchange, the Junior BBQ Ambassador meets members of the business community who can help him or her with future internships, careers and, more immediately, summer jobs. Approximately 20 high school juniors from the public high schools in Sevier County are chosen for this honor each year.

Ansley Atchley

Ansley Margurite Atchley is the daughter of Bryan and Kristi Atchley. She is a junior at Sevier County High School and has attended a Sevier County school since Kindergarten. She is a member of the SCHS Concert Choir and marching band and the Vice-President of Student Government. She participates in several community service projects through student government, National Music Honors Society, Beta, and Teen Board.

Chesney Ball

Chesney Ball is the child of Robbie and Carrie Ball. She is a junior at Sevier County High School where she is part of the dance team and theatre club. Volunteering and helping her community are her passions and she also enjoys numerous activities within Science Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Teen Board, and the Student Government Association.

Graycie Miracle

Graycie Miracle is a junior at Northview Academy. She is a member of Beta Club and is on the basketball, soccer, and softball teams. She is also an athletic trainer for the football team. She was part of the 2018 Smoky Mountain Youth Leadership class. She loves playing sports, spending time with friends, and serving her community.

Hannah Carr

Hannah Carr is a junior at Sevier County High School who dedicates her time in the Student Government Association, the National Beta Club, the Sevierville Teen Board, and the 4-H Honor Club. Within these extracurricular activities, Hannah has become the Student Government Association Secretary and the 4-H Honor Club Community Chairperson. She is also an active member of Gumstand Baptist Church where she participates in many youth activities. When Hannah is not volunteering, she is often hiking, horseback riding, taking photographs, or reading. Hannah hopes to earn a business degree in the future and pursue her passion for interior design.

Keeley Parton

Keeley Parton has been an active volunteer in the community of Sevierville for her entire high school career. She is currently a junior at Northview Senior Academy. She has been a Beta Club member since she was in the seventh grade and has volunteered in many service projects throughout the years. She plans to attend college in the fall of 2020 and become a neonatal nurse practitioner. She has always had a huge passion for being an encouragement to others and helping those in need.

Kenzie Tipton

Kenzie Tipton is currently a junior at Sevier County High School. She is the youngest of four siblings that all attended SCHS. Her life is full of extra-curricular activities, including cheerleading for varsity football and basketball, Student Government Association, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Relay for Life, and Teen Board. She is an honors student with a 4.0 GPA. She will attend ETSU after graduation and plans to major in chiropractic.

Matti Fagan

Matti attends Northview Academy. She is a 2018 graduate of Smoky Mountain Youth Leadership. She volunteers with Special Olympics and with the athletic trainer at her school. She plans to go to Maryville College and pursue a career in teaching.

Natalie Bordeaux

Natalie is a junior at Northview Senior Academy. Her hobbies vary and include art, writing, and color guard. She has engaged in many classes and clubs regarding these, pursuing her passion for color and culture. Natalie works part-time and enjoys volunteering with her friends. After graduation, she hopes to attend and graduate from Vanderbilt University.

Trent Christensen

Trent Christensen is seventeen years old and his greatest passions are singing and dancing. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with friends. He also enjoys being part of Young Life and YL Camp experiences so much that he aspires to becoming a camp counselor in the future. While he plans to attend college, has yet to select his preferred school. In the meantime, he looks forward to his senior year at SCHS and the many memories yet to be made.

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