Kindness Challenge Winners Chosen as Grand Marshals


As part of this year’s Iris Festival theme, “Where Kindness Blooms,” the planning committee asked each grade in the Dresden School system to nominate the kindest student and teacher in their grade.

“We believe that an honor like this deserves the highest of recognition, and because of that, these people were selected to be the Grand Marshals of our 2021 Tennessee Iris Festival. We hope you will join us in congratulating each student chosen, and we hope that we can all be inspired to share a little kindness like they do,” executive board members noted.

The 41st annual Tennessee Iris Festival Grand Marshals are:

Dresden Elementary School

Kindergarten: Charley Kate Harrison

1st Grade: Adalyn Newton

2nd Grade: DJ Vitale

3rd Grade: Ella Bynum

4th Grade: Carli Vermillion

Teacher: Michelle Wade

Dresden Middle School

5th Grade: Rylan Davis

6th Grade: Aubrey Hodge

7th Grade: Kaylee Jarred

8th Grade: Abby Trandel

Dresden High School

Freshman: Grace McClure

Sophomore: Emma Kimmerling

Junior: Erin Mallory

Senior: Brooke Parker

Teacher: Brenda Bayer