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Getting to know your neighbor

Editor’s Note: Getting to Know Your Neighbor is a regular feature spotlighting residents in Franklin County and how they look at certain things.

Name: Katie Hester

Hometown: Russellville

Place of employment: I am attending the University of Tennessee for special education, but I am home for the summer working for my grandmother, Ann Garrard, at Ann W. Garrard, CPA.

Q: What is the best thing about your school?

A: The best thing about UT is all the activities that are there. I have been able to meet the Today show stars, Hoda and Kathie Lee, and singer Kip Moore.

Q: If you weren’t attending your current school, what would be your ideal school and why?

A: Auburn University, because anywhere is better than Alabama!

Q: If you could change places with anyone for a day, who would it be and why?

A: Kate Middleton, so I could be a real princess for a day.

Q: If you could sit down to dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

A: Blake Shelton, so he could serenade me.

Q: What’s the best present you’ve ever received?

A: A financial calendar my grandmother gave me for Christmas.

Q: What is your favorite childhood memory?

A: Going to the farm with my papa, Don Garrard, every morning to check the cows and then to the Lee company with him.

Q: What do you think of as your greatest accomplishment in life?

A: Graduating high school and getting accepted into UT.

Q: If you only had one meal left, what would it be?

A: Chick-fil-a chicken nuggets.

Q: If you won a million dollars, what would be your first purchase?

A: Paying off my school loans and opening my own restaurant.

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

A: Israel, so I could walk where Jesus once walked.

Q: If you were the President of the United States, what would be the first law that you would enact?

A: Upgrade the salary of teachers to $100,000 a year.

Q: If you were in local government, what things would you change in the area?

A: I would work to pave roads in the area, especially the ones that need it most like the road in front of Ava’s and Guthrie’s.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about Franklin County?

A: The Watermelon Festival

Q: What is something interesting about you that most people don’t know?

A: I absolutely hate pizza.