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Background Information

Employment History

Vice President

Maryville High School

President

MHS Classical League

President and Founder

MHS Outdoor Activity Club

Page

U.S. House of Representatives

Adopt-A-Grandparent

Education

Maryville City Schools

Web References (4 Total References)


thedailytimes.com - BLOUNT COUNTY NEWCOMERS:

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Kay Covington, program chair for the month of January, introduced Adam Estes, a senior at Maryville High School.

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Adam was to speak to the Club on a project of his, "Adopt-A-Grandparent."
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Adam grew up in the Walland area, working at his family's business, The Mill House Restaurant.However, he has always attended Maryville City Schools.When Adam entered high school he developed a tendency for leadership and was soon elected vice president of Maryville High School.He continued to pursue his desire to be a leader and was appointed to serve as a page in the U.S. House of Representatives his junior year.
Once in Washington he was elected president of his page class and was chosen to work for the Speaker of the House.
As a senior at MHS, Adam stays quite busy.He is an Eagle Scout, president and founder of the MHS Outdoor Activity Club, president of the MHS Classical League and strives to be a leader and a role model in his school.
Estes began his presentation by telling members of the Rotary how he started the community-led program of Adopt-A-Grandparent.Once Adam returned from serving as a page he felt he wanted to give something back to his community for the support they had given him.He had read a book entitled "Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders," by Mary Pipher, which inspired him to focus on the elderly population.
A quote from Ms. Pipher's book brings to light the need for a program such as Adopt-A-Grandparent."Parents feel isolated and overwhelmed and elders go days without speaking to anyone.No generation's needs are truly met.Segregated societies are intellectually stagnant and emotionally poisoned.
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Adopt-A-Grandparent began as an Eagle Scout community leadership project for Adam.He has since developed the program into a community-wide effort.The mission of the program is to help bridge the generational gap while at the same time improving the lives of the elderly, and increase the real-world education of our young people.Adam has recruited 25 students from Maryville High School where they make hour-long visits to elderly resident of Maryville Housing Authority's communities.There are another 10 students waiting to be paired with a "Grandparent" as the program continues to develop.Adam has worked very hard toward a goal of on-going expansion of the community-based national program.
He pointed out that in order for the program to be most beneficial to society it must become a permanent activity.He then specifically suggested that an organization such as Rotary International was one of many groups that could be instrumental in leading the way.School groups can also be a resource for continuous growth of the program.He said he would like to see the members of the group continue their efforts.Adam said that while he was developing the program locally is has been designed to easily expand into other nearby schools and communities.
Adam closed his presentation by saying "Ultimately, the future of the Adopt-A-Grandparent program depends on the citizens and their enthusiasm for a more unified community."
President Bender made brief announcements and closed the meeting.


thedailytimes.com - BLOUNT COUNTY NEWCOMERS:

www.thedailytimes.com [cached]

Kay Covington, program chair for the month of January, introduced Adam Estes, a senior at Maryville High School.

...
Adam was to speak to the Club on a project of his, ``Adopt-A-Grandparent.''
Covington spoke for just a few minutes covering the highlights of Estes' ``career.'' Adam grew up in the Walland area, working at his family's business, The Mill House Restaurant.However, he has always attended Maryville City Schools.When Adam entered high school he developed a tendency for leadership and was soon elected vice president of Maryville High School.He continued to pursue his desire to be a leader and was appointed to serve as a page in the U.S. House of Representatives his junior year.
Once in Washington he was elected president of his page class and was chosen to work for the Speaker of the House.
As a senior at MHS, Adam stays quite busy.He is an Eagle Scout, president and founder of the MHS Outdoor Activity Club, president of the MHS Classical League and strives to be a leader and a role model in his school.
Estes began his presentation by telling members of the Rotary how he started the community-led program of Adopt-A-Grandparent.Once Adam returned from serving as a page he felt he wanted to give something back to his community for the support they had given him.He had read a book entitled ``Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders,'' by Mary Pipher, which inspired him to focus on the elderly population.
A quote from Ms. Pipher's book brings to light the need for a program such as Adopt-A-Grandparent. ``Parents feel isolated and overwhelmed and elders go days without speaking to anyone.No generation's needs are truly met.Segregated societies are intellectually stagnant and emotionally poisoned.Only when all ages are welcomed into the great loop of life can a culture be a healthy one.''
...
Adopt-A-Grandparent began as an Eagle Scout community leadership project for Adam.He has since developed the program into a community-wide effort.The mission of the program is to help bridge the generational gap while at the same time improving the lives of the elderly, and increase the real-world education of our young people.Adam has recruited 25 students from Maryville High School where they make hour-long visits to elderly resident of Maryville Housing Authority's communities.There are another 10 students waiting to be paired with a ``Grandparent'' as the program continues to develop.Adam has worked very hard toward a goal of on-going expansion of the community-based national program.
He pointed out that in order for the program to be most beneficial to society it must become a permanent activity.He then specifically suggested that an organization such as Rotary International was one of many groups that could be instrumental in leading the way.School groups can also be a resource for continuous growth of the program.He said he would like to see the members of the group continue their efforts.Adam said that while he was developing the program locally is has been designed to easily expand into other nearby schools and communities.
Adam closed his presentation by saying ``Ultimately, the future of the Adopt-A-Grandparent program depends on the citizens and their enthusiasm for a more unified community.''
President Bender made brief announcements and closed the meeting.


Adam Estes is the founder ...

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Adam Estes is the founder and has rallied a team of support.


Times Record News: Washington

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Adam Estes, 22, who served as a page in 2000-2001, said the program was a positive and life-changing one for him.

"It was completely surreal," said Estes, who was sponsored by Rep.

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